Ultraviolet Sterilization is unmatched in its efficiency, simplicity, and dependability when applied as a microorganism disinfectant. UV sterilization is a proven solution to waterborne planktonic algae as well as other harmful pathogen problems commonly associated with aquatic recirculating systems.
- A cost-effective design incorporates all of the features that a heavy duty applications demand but in a lightweight construction.
- Uses a minimum number of welds for a smooth, easy to clean interior surface.
- Available in 304 or 316 stainless steel for high corrosion resistance.
How does it work?
Ultraviolet light is a spectrum of light just below the range visible to the human eye (below the blue spectrum of visible light in the chart above). The UV-C spectrum (200 to 280 nanometers) is the most lethal range of wavelengths for microorganisms.
The targeted microorganism must be directly exposed to the UV-C radiation long enough for the radiation to penetrate the microorganism's cell wall. However, it takes only seconds for UV-C light rays to inactivate waterborne microorganisms by breaking through the microorganism's cell wall and disrupting their DNA. This totally destroys the organism, or at the very least will impair its ability to reproduce.