Waste water is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by human influence and contains a wide range of potential contaminants. It includes liquid waste discharged from domestic, commercial, industrial, marine (ship ballast water), and agricultural use.
Germicidal UVC technology is a safe and economical method for the purification of drinking water; in some cases, UVC treatment is more effective than chemical disinfectants because it can kill pathogens, such as cryptosporidium and giardia bacterium, that chlorine cannot. And it has the added benefit of reduced maintenance costs.
In the United States, over twenty percent of wastewater facilities and thousands of municipalities already use UV water purification in place of chemical disinfectants to meet strict federal and local standards for public safety and environmental protection.
Germicidal UV lamps disinfects instantaneously by exposing pathogens to UVC light at a wavelength of 254 nm. This wavelength penetrates the DNA membrane of the organism, making it incapable of reproducing. Light Sources and LightTech’s strategic partnership offers low pressure UVC lamps, low pressure amalgam lamps and medium pressure high power lamps are used in waste water treatment plants worldwide.