PURA UV SYSTEMS ARE A CONVENIENT ALL IN ONE SYSTEM
There are many ways to improve your drinking water’s purity and quality. But one of the best is ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI). UV light has a very short wavelength, short enough to kill microorganisms. This quality of UV light was discovered more than a century ago by Niels Finsen when he used it to cure tuberculosis, a discovery which earned him the 1903 Nobel Prize for Medicine. Since then, Ashok Gadgil realized that this property of UV light can used to purify water. Because of its short wavelength UV light destroys the nucleic acids in an microorganism, changing its DNA and causing the cells to be unable to perform vital functions. This method was first used in medical sanitation and work environments that required sterility, but lately it has found its way in water purification and even air purification.
UVGI is a highly effective method of disinfecting water. It works by exposing water to UV light for a period of time or over multiple passes. It is very important that there is nothing obstructing the light within the contained environment as that shields microorganisms from it. Of course, these systems need to be well insulated from the outside, as to not affect the people or the environment surrounding them. In terms of efficiency it is best used at the end of a reverse osmosis system. Microorganisms could hide or be protected by the larger molecules found in unfiltered water. If purified in this way, the water will be of the highest purity. UVGI is also very feasible in terms of pricing and operation costs. This is because compared to other techniques, like purifying water by boiling it over a biomass stove, it is more efficient and it demands less labor.
Commercial options of UVGI systems are available. One of the leading systems on the market is the PURA UVBB (ultraviolet BigBoy). This disinfection system can handle a flow of 15 to 60 GPM, depending on what you want to get out of it. The Pura UV whole house systems are made up of four UV units that provide you with easy access for cleaning and maintenance. But that is not the sole purpose behind this design choice. These units can be linked either in parallel or in series. One setup allows for higher water flow, while the other for longer UV exposure.
With the Pura UV disinfection water treatment systems you get an electronic lamp monitor that will let you know whether the UV light is functional. They work at a standard voltage of 115V and the options include a 220V / 50 HZ Euro plug, 12V DC, a Lam out Circuit as a safety monitor for alarm and one as a safety monitor for the solenoid shutoff.
The Pura UV whole house filters are good quality at a low price. They are built with versatility in mind and they are great for use in your home or for your business.