Ultraviolet (UV) Water Disinfection

Bacteria and protozoa cause waterborne diseases, Common waterborne diseases are caused by Crypto sporidia and Giardia, Pseudomonas, types of protozoa, resulting in a number of unpleasant symptoms such as diarrhea and loss of appetite. Another common waterborne disease is found when water is contaminated with E. coli bacteria, leading to similar symptoms.

Bacteria and protozoa therefore need to be removed from every water supply system.

GLOBE WELL UV water system kill bacteria & protozoa, unlike chemical approaches to water disinfection, UV irradiation provides rapidly kills microorganisms through a physical process. When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to UV light, they are rendered incapable of reproducing and infecting.

Safe to drink. Safe to use commercially - Keeping the natural taste

Disinfecting your drinking water with ultraviolet light (UV) is exceptionally effective, environmentally safe and well proven. UV water filters don’t change the taste, color or odor of water but simply remove the risk of illness caused by microbial contamination.

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Ultraviolet light (UV) exists at the invisible, violet end of the light spectrum. Although we can't see UV light, we are exposed to a small amount every time we walk out into the sun. The water treatment industry uses special lamps that emit UV light of a particular wavelength in order to disinfect water.

UV work; UV rays penetrate into bacteria and viruses and destroy their ability to function and reproduce. The process is simple but effective: our systems destroy 99.99 per cent of harmful microorganisms without adding chemicals or changing your water's taste or odor.

Pre-treatment required for a UV system to work; 5-micron sediment filter should be installed upstream of any UV system so as to eliminate any particles large enough to block the UV light. The UV system should always be installed downstream of any other water treatment equipment. Ultimately, the quality of your water will determine if additional pre-treatment is required.

Chemicals such as iron and calcium carbonate can form deposits on the UV lamp's protective sleeve, reducing the light that can penetrate the water. Water softeners and iron removal systems are sometimes required.

The advantages of using UV include; No known toxic or significant nontoxic byproducts introduced, leaves no smell or taste in the treated water, requires very little contact time, many pathogenic microorganisms are killed or rendered inactive, does not affect minerals in water

The disadvantages of using UV include; UV radiation is not suitable for water with high levels of suspended solids, turbidity, color, or soluble organic matter since this reduce the disinfection performance. Turbidity makes it difficult for radiation to penetrate water and pathogens can be 'shadowed', protecting them from the light.