Inline UV: How does it work?
The Inline UV system is specifically designed to treat microbiologically contaminated ground or surface waters. Our Inline UV water disinfection systems offer a 4-log reduction (99.99%) in bacteria, virus and protozoan cysts (specifically Giardia lamblia and cryptosporidium). The Inline UV system uses UV light at a wavelength of 254nm (nanometers), and is not visible to the naked eye. This portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is termed UV-C light or a germicidal wavelength. The source water to be disinfected flows in through the 'water inlet' port and then through the chamber where it receives UV dosing of 254nm. At this 254nm wavelength, microorganisms undergo a genetic alteration which ultimately results in inactivation. Finally, the disinfected water then flows out the 'water outlet' port.
Note: We also recommend a .35-micron Absolute Post Filter to capture the remains of any cysts and micro matter that may be present in your water.