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AquaUV System

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An ultraviolet disinfection system (UV system) is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a chemical-free, highly effective (to 99.9%) method to remove the threat of microbiological contaminants from water.
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The quality of your drinking water can change from day-to-day, season to season. Even if your tap water is safe today, contaminants can infiltrate wells and aquifers, and aging infrastructure can lead to an increased risk of contamination. In fact, boil water advisories are becoming more and more common, even in large cities.

 

Not all water disinfection technologies are created equal. For example, chemicals can be both dangerous to handle and potentially hazardous to the environment – and some waterborne illness-causing microbes are chlorine-resistant. Reverse osmosis wastes on average three gallons of water for every one gallon it purifies, and is no longer recognized
as a barrier to microbiological contamination. Filters can improve taste, but they generally don’t treat microbiological contaminants. 

 

There is an option that addresses all of these issues: ultraviolet (UV) disinfection or UV water treatment. 


Water is disinfected as it runs through a stainless steel chamber containing a UV lamp. As water flows past the lamp, illness-causing microorganisms receive a lethal dose of UV light that attacks their DNA and eliminates their ability to reproduce. Harmful bacteria and viruses are deactivated, and your family is safe. 



UV water disinfection is a safe, chemical-free way to treat water. Even chlorine-resistant microorganisms are made harmless through UV exposure. Lack of chemicals means no harmful chemical byproducts are going back into the environment, and the taste of your water is not affected in any way.

 


 Benefits of UV Disinfection

  • Chemical-free
  • Easy to install and service
  • Economical and energy efficient
  • Addresses a broader range of pathogens than chlorine – some protozoa like Cryptosporidium and Giardia are resistant
    to chlorination.
  • Recognized by regulators including USEPA




The Quartz Sleeve

The quartz sleeve is a long, cylindrical tube of quartz glass intended to protect the UV lamp which is powered by electricity from the flow of water. The lamp is inserted into the tube, and transmits the light through the tube into the water. Sleeves can foul with minerals and other contaminants over time, and should be cleaned whenever the lamp is changed. It’s a relatively simple component, but it’s very necessary to the efficient operation of a UV system.



The Controller Unit

The controller unit is the brains of the entire UV system. This is the part of the unit that controls the electrical output of the lamp, and powers it to produce UV-C light. Some controllers are very simple, and are a simple cap that fits over the end of the lamp and a plug. Other controllers, depending on the type of UV system, are more complicated, and have lamp-change timers, low-UV alarms, or trouble indicator lights to show when the system is not performing as it should. These units vary in complexity and size, but essentially, they all do the same thing.



VIQUA Controller Kit Each UV system manufacturer has its own “bells and whistles” when it comes to their  system performance. All UV systems are engineered for all the parts to work together as a  complete functional system. If you have a UV system and it’s time to change your lamp,  be sure to use a branded replacement lamp from the system’s manufacturer. Using  cheaper, non-manufacturer replacement lamps can end up causing more issues than the  amount of money they might save you, and for most manufacturers, will void your  product warranty. These non-manufacturer lamps were not engineered specifically to be  a part of the complete system, and can compromise the performance of your UV unit.



If you aren’t getting the highest degree of disinfection performance, you aren’t getting the most out of your UV system, and your water is not being properly protected. If you aren’t sure if you are using the right lamp, don’t be afraid to call the manufacturer. They are always happy to help you to ensure your system is working at peak capacity by using the correct lamp for the system.

An ultraviolet disinfection system (UV system) is more than the sum of its parts. It’s a chemical-free, highly effective (to 99.9%) method to remove the threat of microbiological contaminants from water.

The ultraviolet (UV) treatment process is an extremely quick physical process. Ultraviolet light mutates and/or degrades DNA. DNA (or deoxyribonucleic acid) is the part of the cell that gives an organism its instructions on how to function and reproduce.

When the DNA is damaged, the organism becomes unable to function because its “instructions” are garbled or missing. An organism that has no instructions cannot function and reproduce, and cannot cause infection. It is rendered harmless and eventually dies.

Water is disinfected as it runs through a stainless steel chamber that contains a UV-producing lamp.

In the UV disinfection process, water is purified as it runs through a stainless steel  chamber (also called a “reactor”) that contains a special UV- producing lamp. As the water  flows past the lamp, the microbes in the  water receive a lethal dose of UV.

The water is then safe to drink. However, different organisms require different levels of UV energy to disrupt their DNA. This energy level is known as a UV dose.Water is disinfected as it runs through a stainless steel chamber that contains a UV-producing lamp.

How Do You Calculate UV Dose?

UV Dose is expressed in mWs/cm2 or mJ/cm2. The accepted standard for most applications is 30 mJ/cm2. A slower flow rate will result in a higher UV dose. The longer the chamber and the longer the water stays in contact with the UV lamp, the higher the dose. Most UV manufacturers have a variety of systems suitable for different dose requirement

Intensity is the quantity of UV light per unit area, and time is the amount of “contact time:” the water spends in the chamber.

UV dose is determined by calculating two amounts: UV light intensity and time.

Depending on the type of microorganism you are dealing with, your system needs will be different. Consult a water treatment professional to ensure that you are getting the right kind of system for your needs.

 

Dimensions

23 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (59.6 cm x 8.9 cm) 

Shipping Weight

lbs (kg)17 lbs (7.7 kg) 

Connection Size

3/4″- 1″ MNPT COMBO (/2B – BSP) 

Power Consumption

60W

Flow Rate

18 GPM

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