UV disinfection of drinking water

The demand for clean water is increasing all over the world and just a small part of the freshwater is available as drinking water.
With long-life UV lamps, Heraeus helps sterilise drinking water in an energy-saving and environmentally-friendly way and hence guarantees perfect drinking water.

UV disinfection of drinking water

The hygienic and safe supply of drinking water for the population is a key factor in the preservation of health and the prevention of epidemics. Contaminated water can be disinfected and treated with UV light without adding chemicals.
Neither taste nor smell or PH value of the water are affected. The special added benefit: pathogens cannot become resistant to UV light.

Special UV lamps destroy microorganisms in this process, such as bacteria, viruses and parasites and help decompose chemicals harmful to health.

The treatment of drinking water and used water with high-energy ultraviolet radiation for disinfection is an environmentally-friendly method established for more than 100 years.

Your advantages with UV light:

  • No impairment of taste and smell
  • No added chemicals
  • No environmental pollution
  • Short exposure time
  • Effective against chlorine-resistant pathogens
  • Simple handling
  • Low-maintenance method
  • Very low operating costs
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