UV treatment is a rapid physical process that induces a molecular rearrangement of the microorganism's genetic material, known as DNA, causing it to become dormant and unable to infect humans.
UV disinfection systems are used for a variety of applications, including the purification of drinking water in individual houses and the sterilization of entire township water supplies. It is also regarded as a more secure, ecologically friendly, and cost-effective method, of disinfecting water for industrial uses.
Let us understand how UV systems work for industrial water disinfection and treatment.
What is the operation of a UV disinfection system?
UV is a water disinfection process that kills germs and bacteria by using UV light with a wavelength of 253.7 nm. It works by eliminating these organisms' nucleic acids, causing DNA damage and preventing them from completing key cellular functions, or infecting others.
When exposed to the appropriate amount of UV radiation, no bacteria, viruses, moulds, or their spores can survive. As a result, UV is often recognized as the most effective means of disinfecting water.
What are the Industrial Applications of UV Disinfection Systems?
1. Food and beverage sector: UV disinfection devices can assist in achieving FDA-approved water quality, in the food and beverage business.
2. Biopharmaceutical: Chlorine, ozone, and pathogens must be eliminated from water used in pharmaceutical and healthcare goods. To disinfect their water, most pharmaceutical businesses utilize UV equipment.
3. Cosmetics: Bacteria and pollutant-free water improves the quality and shelf life of cosmetics. UV disinfection is the preferred method in the cosmetics business all around the world.
4. UV Drinking Water Disinfection: A UV drinking water disinfection system is an easy and low-cost way, to ensure that your house or office always has clean water.
5. Waste Water Disinfection and Reuse:UV Disinfection can help address the issues of water scarcity and growing fresh water costs, by treating waste water at the tertiary stage. UV disinfection systems are specifically developed for wastewater disinfection, allowing it to be reused for flushing and gardening.
6. Swimming Pools: Chlorine has traditionally been used to keep swimming pools clean. Chemical disinfection, on the other hand, appears to induce chemicals to react with a wide range of other organic substances, resulting in the formation of hundreds of new, possibly hazardous compounds.
UV, a chemical-free pool disinfection method, is usually recognized as a safer and more cost-effective alternative.
Advantages of UV Disinfection Systems
1. Lower operating costs: When compared to chlorination or ozonation, UV disinfection plants have a median payback period of 1.5 years, when compared to a chlorination plant using NaOCI.
2. Simple and failsafe operation: A UV disinfection system operates with little or no user input. The disinfection process is regularly checked by the online monitoring system, which notifies the user if performance deteriorates.
3. Compact: UV disinfects in seconds and does not require a contact tank or retention period, saving valuable space, especially in urban environments.
4. Environmentally friendly: UV requires no chemicals and generates no waste. In comparison, chlorine produces lethal carcinogens, such as trihalomethanes, which harms our environment and may endanger our health.
5. Safe: A UV disinfection system avoids the need for potentially harmful chemicals, such as chlorine gas or sodium hypochlorite, which can cause burns and respiratory problems.
6. Energy efficient: UV systems, for example, use extremely energy efficient UV radiation sources, which use a fraction of the electricity required by competing technologies.
UV disinfection systems require lesser maintenance
A six-monthly check-up and cleaning may be required in some circumstances.Cleaning frequency may need to be increased in cases of high turbidity and hardness. Finally, the UV lamp has a limited lifespan and must be replaced once its purpose has been fulfilled. If the light fails too soon, the monitoring circuit will send a signal indicating that it must be replaced.
How can we assist?
Netsol Water is a renowned manufacturer of water and wastewater treatment plants.We are committed to providing high-performing wastewater treatment systems and plants, to assist industrial enterprises with their water, wastewater, and sewage requirements.
We have earned a reputation for providing top-notch service and solutions, which will help our clients lower operating expenses and increase the life of their equipment.