Understand UV treatment vs Quantum Disinfection Water Disinfection for household use and consumption.
Not all UV Treatment systems are the same. UV ratings: NSF 55-Class A, NSF 55-Class B High Output, NSF 55-Class B Gallons per minute - (GPM) Rating: 5, 8, 12
The quality of your water is a direct link to the quality of your health. Whether your water comes from municipal, well or rainwater catchment, it must be free of pathogens. A proper disinfection system is imperative for bathing, drinking, cooking, and overall health.
The most widely used method of water disinfection in Hawai’i is Ultraviolet (UV) treatment. Not all UV systems are the same. There are NSF 55-Class A, NSF 55-Class B high output and NSF 55-Class B. NSF 55-Class B has intensity ratings that are less than EPA guidelines for potable water use. Along with sizes limited to 5 gallons per minute (GPM), 8 GPM, 12 GPM.
An UV system transfers electromagnetic energy from a mercury arc lamp to an organism’s genetic material. When uv radiation penetrates the cell wall of an organism, it penetrates the genetic material and retards their ability to reproduce, does not kill. The effectiveness of a UV disinfection systems depends on the intensity of the UV radiation. The main disadvantage to ultraviolet water purification is water being treated must be in no way turbid or cloudy and clean of particle matter. Any level of color or particle matter present in the water will hinder the ability of the UV radiation. This requires water filtration prior to the UV. Otherwise, much of the UV light is absorbed and becomes largely ineffective.
It is important to know your UV system Class and GPM. Go look now, it is your water supply!
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