How Ultra-Violet (UV-C) Light Renders Waterborne Pathogens Inert
UV-C photons penetrate cells and damage the nucleic acid, rendering them incapable of reproduction, or microbiologically inactive. This mitigates risk of illnesses associated with consuming contaminated water.
How UV-C Works
Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology has been the star performer in water and air treatment over the past two decades, due in part to its ability to provide treatment without the use of harmful chemicals.
UV represents wavelengths that fall between visible light and x-ray on the electromagnetic spectrum. The UV range can be further divided into UV-A, UV-B, UV-C, and Vacuum-UV. The UV-C portion represents wavelengths from 200 nm - 280 nm with the standard for inactivation of pathogens @ 254 nm.
UV-C photons penetrate cells and damage the nucleic acid, rendering them incapable of reproduction, or microbiologically inactive. This process occurs in nature; the sun emits UV rays that perform this way.
LED UV-C Systems supply Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to generate high levels of UV-C photons at 280nm or other wavelengths on request. The rays are directed at viruses, bacteria and other pathogens within water and air, or on surfaces to render those pathogens harmless in seconds.