UV irradiation

Watera’s UV disinfection systems are engineered for a broad range of applications. Ultraviolet light (UV) is an increasingly popular means for the disinfection of water. The fluid treated with sterilization systems is exposed to light of specifically designed low pressure mercury lamps. The light emitted by these lamps is concentrated (90%) into the luminescent spectrum around the 254 Nm wavelength to destroy or inactivate, by appropriate dosage, microorganisms (airborne liquid and surface bacteria, viruses, yeasts and molds). The UV-C light emitted by these lamps penetrates the cellular wall of microorganisms, damaging irreversibly the genetic makeup contained in their DNA and prevents their reproduction. A broad range of UV models is available for numerous different applications.