Benefits of UV-LED
UV disinfection utilizes strong short-wavelength (250–280 nm) radiation to inactivate microorganisms by destroying the nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions. Currently, many major cities in Canada, The United States, and Europe, such as Vancouver, New York, and Paris have adopted UV as their primary water disinfection process, making UV one of the fastest growing water treatment technologies.
Log reduction is a measure of how many living microbes were eliminated from the water after treatment. An increment of 1-log corresponds to a reduction in concentration by a factor of 10.
Acuva’s UV-LED disinfection products is proven to offer up to 6-log reduction (>99.9999@ disinfection)
The conventional technique for UV water treatment utilizes UV mercury lamps. However, there are serious concerns related to the environmental impacts and performance limitations of UV-lamps.
|UV LEDs||UV Lamps|
|Environmental Impact||Friendly||Mercury Used|
|Lifetime||10+ Years||Typically 1 Year|
|UV Source Replacement||None||Typically Every Year|