The Principles of Using Heavy-Duty UV Disinfection

Health is wealth! To live longer requires us to do something about it because our natural environment is no longer favorable to give us fresh air to breathe in, nor provide us with a safe water to drink. Because of pollution which damaged both the air and water necessary for people to live brought about the emergence of heavy-duty UV disinfection devices.

What are the principles behind this UV disinfection material?

Typically, this UV system allows approximately about 95 percent of the radiation to pass through a special quartz glass sleeve into the untreated water that flows through a thin-film over the lamp. The ideal temperature of the lamp should remain at 104 degree Fahrenheit which is achieved through the glass sleeve. The UV radiation may affect the microorganisms by DNA alteration of the cells which will impede reproduction. Be aware that the UV treatment is not a means to remove organisms from the water, it only inactivates them. Thus, the effectiveness of this process is related to time exposure and intensity of the lamp as well as the general quality of the water within the parameter.

Bear in mind also that the intensity of the lamp decreases through over time usage, thus the key to keep maintain quality and usefulness is to replace the lamp from time to time. Moreover, it is rationale to place a warning device in your UV system so as to alert anyone when the lamp intensity falls below the germicidal range. Being cautious and careful will assure you and your family that the UV system is functional.

When UV radiation is solely used, it will not improve the taste,  方艙醫院設施 odor, or even clarity of the water. It has been proven time and again that UV light is very effective although the disinfection only occurs inside the unit. Take heed that there is no residual disinfection in the water to inactivate any remaining bacteria that may have survive or may have introduced after the water has passed by the light source. The percentage of bacteria destroyed is dependent upon the intensity of the UV light and the contact time. Be vigilant of any material build-up in the glass sleeve since it will hinder the light intensity hence reducing its effectiveness in water treatment.

Sediment filtration or activated carbon filtration could take place before the water passes through the unit, so make sure that there is no particulate matter, color, turbidity present since it will affect the transmission of light that will inactivate microorganisms. Therefore, ensure that all impediments are removed.

The heavy-duty UV disinfection unit should be placed as close as possible to the point of use to avoid contamination of bacteria in any part of the plumbing system. To be certain, it is highly recommended that the plumbing system must also be disinfected with chlorine prior to the initial use of the UV system.


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