The Need for Water Purification
Growing concern over waterborne diseases has driven the demand for new efficient water treatment systems. Drinking water could be contaminated with microbial pathogens such as protozoa (Cryptosporidium, Giardia), bacteria (E. coli, Salmonella), and viruses (Hepatitis A & B, Rotavirus). As a result, disinfection of water has become a crucial part of the water treatment process.
UV Water Treatment
Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation has emerged as one of the best water disinfection alternatives in the last few years. Currently, many major cities in Canada, United States, and Europe are adopting UV as their primary water disinfection process, making UV one of the fastest growing water treatment technologies.
UV water treatment provides a proven and safe alternative for water treatment that is free of harmful chemical byproducts. UV radiation essentially eliminates microorganisms through disruption of their generic core. When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to the germicidal wavelengths of UV energy, their DNA or RNA is severely damaged. As a result, they are rendered incapable of reproducing and infecting.