UV Disinfection: What is it and How is it Done?

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If you have been considering a form of water purification for your home, UV (or ultraviolet) disinfection is a way to combat microbial contamination in water and is extremely effective if microbes are exposed to UV light at the necessary levels. UV disinfection is effective in eliminating viruses, bacteria, algae, molds, spores and other microorganisms by destroying their DNA. Destruction of DNA prevents the organism from being active and multiplying and results in fresh, clean drinking water.

UV Disinfection: What is it and How is it Done?

UV light sterilizes pathogens or living microbes as water passes through a specialized chamber, ensuring that your water is safe for consumption. Ultraviolet disinfection systems destroy 99.99% of harmful microorganisms without the need for chemicals and don’t have an odor or change the taste of your water. Cities have a threshold of safety that they need to reach to comply with EPA standards, but UV disinfection offers an additional layer of protection for your home’s drinking water, especially if someone in your home has a compromised immune system.

UV disinfection systems have been used for over a century and are used in many industrial applications with consistent results in the food and beverage industry, cosmetics, swimming pools, biopharmaceuticals, and centralized drinking water systems. This process is very beneficial because it not only has tremendous results, but it is also environmentally friendly, economical, chemical free and fast.

If you are concerned about the safety of the water in your home and think your family could benefit from a UV disinfection system, please give us a call at Progressive Water Solutions LLC today!