UV Water Disinfection: What does It Mean?

Updated on Saturday 17th December 2016

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UV stands for ultraviolet radiation, which is an energy band inside the electromagnetic energy range. UV water disinfection represents an odorless, tasteless and colorless method which does not use any chemicals to clear the water supply of any germs or other types of microorganisms which could cause illnesses. The UV water disinfection basically means that the microorganisms in the water are exposed to UV radiation, through an especially designed UV light bulb, which destroys their DNA and makes them unable to replicate. Our plumbers in London can provide more details on this subject.

How effective is UV water disinfection in London?

Scientific research was able to prove that the UV light has the capability of deactivating a wide variety of microorganisms. The UV water disinfection holds a great advantage over the chlorine-based one because of its capability to deactivate mainly the microorganisms which present a hazard to the public health, such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Drinking water treatment facilities can utilize the UV disinfection because it has the ability to easily deactivate pathogens that are resistant to chlorine (protozoa) and at the same time decrease the usage of chlorine and the formation of by-products. Our plumbers in London can provide further details on the effectiveness of the UV water disinfection.

Benefits of the UV water disinfection in London

UV water disinfection has the following main advantages:

•    It is rapid and effective, destroying 99.99% of the microbes which may cause diseases;
•    It does not smell or taste, therefore the taste of water remains pure;
•    It necessitates extremely low levels of energy: a plumber in London can offer more exact information on this matter;
•    It is easily maintained, most systems being installed and requiring only a yearly change of the bulb;
•    It does not change the taste of the water, being perfect for being used in bottling factories and applications for food processing;
•    It is free of chemicals and eco-friendly.

If you would like to find out more about what the UV water disinfection means, or if you would like to install such a system in your home, please get in touch with one of our London plumbing professionals.
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