Hebei Guanyu Environmental Protection Equipment Corp.,Ltd.
The advantages and disadvantages of UV Sterilizer
1.Advantages of UV sterilizer
Effective – Destroys 99.99% ofmicroorganisms
Chemical free – no harmful chemicals needto be added
Environmentally Friendly –Go green! UV isan environmentally friendly alternative to chlorine disinfection and has nodisinfection byproducts
Essentially trouble-free – once installed,annual service is usually all that is required
Reliable – works night and day, 24/7,consistently keeping water safe
Safe – no handling of chemicals
Cost-Effective –only lamp & sleevereplaced annually
Clean – no dirty parts to disposeof
Quick Process – water flows through thesystem without need for holding tank or reaction times
More effective than chlorine or chloramines – especially onsome water borne cysts
Low energy usage – low electrical needs
FDA Approved – one of only 4 methodsapproved for disinfection by US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Conserves water – The UV purification processdoes not waste any water
Taste and odor – Chemical disinfectionmethods (such as chlorine) change the taste & odor of water and producebyproducts. UV does not.
Most ultraviolet water treatment systems require only an annual changeof lamp – as simple as changing alight bulb – and a periodic change of afilter cartridge that protects the lamp. Although the initial cost of some UVapplications are a bit more than chlorination, the low operating costs make itpay for itself in no time.
2. Disadvantages Of Ultraviolet Water Purification
While there are many advantages of UV water treatment, some attentionmust be paid to the challenges it poses.
UV light is only able to eliminate microorganisms in water. UV technology does not remove any othercontaminants from water such as heavy metals, salts, chlorine or man-madesubstances like petroleum products or pharmaceuticals. Other filtration methods should be employedwith UV to ensure that all contaminants are removed from the water.
UV water systems need electricity to operate. A UV may not be suitablefor all applications such as rural, emergency needs or survival needs ifelectricity is not available.
UV light is only able to work if water is clear. If the water is murkyor contains [floaties," a pre-filtershould be used; UV light cannot effectively reach microorganisms because therays are blocked by the other particles.
Overall, UV water treatment is an outstanding way to meet your waterpurification needs. UV has proven to be one of the most reliable, quick, andcost-effective methods for disinfecting water at both point-of-use (kitchentap) and point-of-entry (whole-house) applications.