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The Benefits of Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems

The Benefits of Ultraviolet Water Purification Systems

There are many water treatment solutions available to you. It can prove to be beneficial for you to conduct thorough research before investing in one for you and your loved ones. Most systems have their fair share of pro’s and con’s.

Ultimately, you can find a solution that’s right for your lifestyle. One option available to you is an Ultraviolet Water Purification System.  Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of ultraviolet systems!

 

What is an Ultraviolet System?

First thing’s first - what is an ultraviolet system, exactly?

An Ultraviolet (UV) Water Purification System utilizes a physical and chemical-free process to remove contaminants from untreated water. Electromagnetic radiation is used to decontaminate the water from various chemicals, bacteria and other materials, including:

  • Cryptosporidium
  • Giardia
  • Chlorine
  • Chloramine
  • Viruses
  • Salmonella
  • E. coli
  • Meningitis
  • Dysentery
  • Flu
  • Cysts

A germicidal or mercury vapour lamp is used to create UV light. A glass component of the lamp creates a transparent surface for the shortwave UV light to pass through. The shortwave radiation ultimately eliminates any bacteria or microorganism that it encounters.

Although quite effective, UV disinfection doesn’t remove dissolved organics, inorganic compounds or particles found in the water. It’s most commonly used to treat both surface water and well-water. It also tends to compare favourably with other water disinfection systems in regards to cost, labour and user-friendly operation. UV water treatment is quick, energy-efficient, and approximately 20,000 times more effective than boiling water.

A Chemical-Free Water Treatment Solution

There are many benefits to UV water purification, especially when compared to other solutions. For example, it provides a chemical-free water treatment solution, whereas chlorination does the opposite. UV water treatment doesn’t contain any chemically-active elements, nor does it use heat for treatment. Chlorine, on the other hand, has higher toxicity levels and even contributes to poor tasting water. During the treatment, chlorination requires supervision and maintenance. While UV treatment systems don’t require much attention at all. In fact, UV disinfection can actually remove traces of chlorine from the water altogether.

Did you know that UV systems are environmentally-friendly, too?

No bioproducts are produced due to chemicals, because there are none. The advanced purification process actually conserves the water, as opposed to other systems that waste it. UV systems are hardworking and reliable, as they work for 24-hours straight to provide you and your loved ones with clean and safe water.

Once a system is installed, there’s very minimal upkeep or maintenance required. Yearly service appointments are often necessary to ensure that the system is performing effectively and in the best condition possible. At this time, chances are that the lamp and sleeve will need to be replaced. With such minimal upkeep, UV systems can prove to be quite cost-effective over time.

An ultraviolet water purification system can prove to be extremely beneficial to a variety of different lifestyles. You can learn more about the advantages and benefits of ultraviolet systems from an expert at Water Depot. Contact us today or visit your closest location to get started!

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