Between millions of gallons of untreated sewage being dumped into our rivers and bays, boil water alerts and of course the recent disclosure of the Mosaic Company dumping over 200 million gallons of contaminated water into the Floridan aquifer, Floridians are becoming more and more concerned about their drinking water and turning to personal home water treatment systems to insure the quality of the water for their families. One line of inexpensive and highly recommended systems that can clean up and disinfect alot of water quickly are the PURA UV Big Boy advanced Ultraviolet Water Treatment Systems.
Ultraviolet water sterilization used by PURA is a process by which the threat of microorganisms and other biological contaminants, which are present in municipal water supplies and private sources (like wells), can be effectively nullified through exposure to a specialized ultraviolet bulb.
How does it work?
Sterilization systems which employ ultraviolet radiation operate on a few simple principles. First, a UV source, which is usually as simple as a specialized light bulb, is placed inside a reflective quartz sleeve. This sleeve is placed over a flow chamber which exposes all water passing through the system to a unique, specially determined germicidal wavelength of 254 nanometers. Microorganisms present in the water absorb the “UV-C” radiation, which effectively eradicates their DNA structure, rendering them sterile. Treated water is usually then sent to a standard filtration system before it is deemed safe to drink.
What are the advantages of UV sterilization?
UV sterilization units offer many advantages over other methods of addressing microbiological contaminants in drinking water. Because this method does not make use of chemicals, it does not change the taste or pH of the water. Consequently, treating drinking water with ultraviolet radiation cannot harm plumbing or septic systems. As the systems do not make use of chemicals, the only ongoing cost associated with UV sterilization is energy consumption which is generally low; most units require about the same amount of energy used by a standard 60 watt light bulb. In addition, most UV sterilization units are extremely easy to install and maintain.
The PURA UV Big Boy Series is the most versatile commercial ultraviolet system on the market today. This 15 GPM, ( gallon per minute) to 60 GPM series is manufactured with versatility in mind and is virtually unlimited in the possible filter configurations and manifold sequences.
If you’re thinking of incorporating UV sterilization into your present water purification system or just interested in getting one for your home, call FilterPure Systems, Inc at 1-800-942-7873. Our team members are happy to answer any questions you may have concerning your specific application.