UV Purification of Water by UV Rays Effective and Safe
UV purification of water is used in many applications around the globe and is proven to be extremely effective at providing safe and healthy water for human and animal consumption. Ultraviolet (UV) technology disinfects water from harmful bacteria and pathogens by exposing the water to a powerful UV wavelength of 254 nanometer (nm).
UV energy at 254nm is absorbed by the DNA membrane of harmful bacteria, fungi and organisms, rendering it harmless and incapable of reproducing, which eradicates any potential dangers from the water.
Types of UV Lamps used for Water Purification
The most common type of UVC germicidal lamp used for a UV water purification system is a low-pressure mercury and rare gas discharge UV lamp. UVC germicidal lamps do not have a phosphor coating on the wall of the lamp like the typical fluorescent lamps. The body of the lamp is filled with either pure Argon or with a mix of gases including Mercury, Argon, Krypton, Neon, Xenon or others depending on the application.
Purification of water by UV rays can be accomplished with a few different lamps styles, including Low-Pressure UVC lamps (LPUV), Low-Pressure Amalgam lamps, and Medium-Pressure high powered lamps. UV lamps can be made of Quartz, Quartz and Titanium or a soft glass.
These various lamps generate UV radiation at 185nm to 254nm for effective elimination of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). UV radiation at 185nm generates ozone, or active oxygen, which is effective to kill almost any form of harmful virus, while 254nm is a powerful sanitizer.
UV Water Purification System Applications
UV Purification of Drinking Water
Approximately ninety percent of the US population depends upon public drinking water systems for safe and clean water. Bacteria and organisms in water are completely eradicated with UV radiation, and they do not build up a resistance to UV light. UV radiation is proven to be a very safe method of water purification as it leaves no byproducts, does not change the pH balance of the water, and leaves no taste or odor.
Aqua Culture Benefits from UV Purification
Aqua culture, including aquariums, fish hatcheries, rearing farms, and international shipping companies using oceanic ballast water, benefit from UV radiation. Maintaining water quality without the use of chemicals is vital for the health of marine life.
UV systems for treating ships ballast water eradicate harmful oceanic microorganisms and prevent them from wreaking havoc by invading foreign sea ports around the world. Foreign invasion of sea creatures, bacteria and viruses is known as one of the greatest threats to our world oceans, and UV purification of ships ballast water is an important contribution to the preservation of our global oceans and seas.
UV Purification of Wastewater
Water discharged by residences, businesses and agriculture is known as wastewater and is contaminated with waste and bacteria. UV purification of wastewater is effective for purifying wastewater, and can even kill pathogens that do not respond to chemical disinfection.
UV water purification systems are used in wastewater treatment plants by municipalities across the US, meeting all federal and state public safety standards for environmental protection.
UV radiation is crucial to Life Sciences, including bio-engineering, biotechnology, medical and genetic testing, nanotechnology, food sciences, and pharmacology. UV purification of water in these industries meets the strict requirements of the US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP), which is a nonprofit organization setting standards for the scientific industry regarding quality and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and manufactured dietary supplements.
LightSources Provides Proven UV Water Purification Solutions
LightSources is a leading global supplier of LP UV and Amalgam lamps, MPUV lamps, and quartz sleeves with electronic ballasts, standard or custom fit for your UV water purification system. Our proprietary Amalgam lamps provide three times the UVC output when compared to other standard lamps of the same size.
LightSources can adjust the level of gases to achieve the most optimum range of nm to meet your unique needs. Our LP lamps produce UVC output consistently over broad temperatures ranging from 4°C to 48°C. Custom designs can accommodate higher temperatures if required.
LightSources Vast Resources Allow Cost-Effective Solutions
We employ highly skilled engineers dedicated to discovering and improving innovative technologies to capture and enhance the powerful wavelengths of UV light. By using that technology to create cost efficient lighting products we are contributing to the overall health of our entire planet by providing safe and healthy drinking water, and preserving our natural resources.
The LightSources group is a leading global supplier of the most effective UV water purification and sterilization systems, with experience in all aspects of UV radiation technology. Our resources, experience, and large capacity allow us to provide this technology to you with the most cost-effective solutions.
LightSources and our affiliated companies represent the leading high-tech designers and manufacturers in the lamp industry today. Our products are used world-wide in a multitude of applications and industries such as our UV germicidal lamps that offer patent-protected, OEM-oriented solutions. Contact us to learn more about our large selection of specialty custom and standard UV lamps for UV purification of water and air.