Commercial Ultraviolet Systems
COMMERCIAL ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTION SYSTEMS
Ultraviolet Disinfection (also known as ultraviolet germicidal irradiation) is a chemical-free disinfection method that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet (UV-C) light to inactivate microorganisms by disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions such as reproduction. At the 254nm wavelength, UV light can penetrate the cell wall of a microorganism, permanently altering the DNA structure within seconds and leaving no chemical by-products as a result.
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection transfers electromagnetic energy from a UV lamp to an organism's genetic material (DNA and RNA). When UV radiation penetrates the cell wall of an organism, it destroys the cell's ability to reproduce… UV is a truly killer light.
Ultraviolet Disinfection is almost universally accepted as the most effective method for disinfection of water from flow rates of one gallon per minute to tens of thousands of gallons per minute. US Water Systems offers three brands of UV Disinfection to suit many applications.