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|US Public Health Standard - EPA||16mJ (high capacity stated)|
|Industry/Manufacturers Standard||30mJ (primary capacity stated - top of page)|
|NSF Standard||40mJ (lowest capacity stated)|
|Contaminant||Dosage required to sterilize
(mJ/cm2) 99% Effectiveness
|Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts||8|
|Giardia lamblia cysts (Beaver fever)||< 10|
|Vibrio cholerae (Cholera)||3|
|Shigella dysenteriae (Dysentery)||3|
|E.coli (Escherichia coli O157:H7)||6|
|Salmonella typhi (Typhoid fever)||9|
|Legionella pneumophila (Legionaires' disease)||10|
|Salmonella enteritidis (causes gastroenteritis)||10|
|Hepatitis A virus||16 - 30|
|Poliovirus Type 1||21 - 30|
|Coxsackie B5 virus||30|
|Rotavirus SA11||31 - 36|
It is strongly recommended (by all UV manufacturers) for maximum efficiency of your UV Sterilization, that you pre-filter your water with a 5 Micron sediment cartridge.
Do not connect plastic pipe or tubing directly to the UV system because the UV light will break down plastic over time. The best way to make the connection is with Dielectric Unions that allow for a connection from stainless steel to copper, that will not corrode.
Ultraviolet light is split into several different ranges: (near the visible light range) UV-A, UV-B, UV-C, Vacuum-UV (near the x-ray range). The UV-B range is what causes sunburn on humans. UV water purifiers use the UV-C range because of its germicidal abilities. In this range the light light will break molecular bonds in the DNA of viruses and bacteria, rendering them unable to reproduce and effectively killing them.
Need a replacement UV lamp? This system uses the
Sterilight S810RL Replacement Lamp
These disinfection systems offer a 4-log reduction (99.99%) in bacteria, virus and protozoan cysts (specifically Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium).
The Sterilight® process is quick, simple, inexpensive and environmentally friendly as it does not add anything to your water and creates no disinfection by-products. Sterilight is the most ecological way of treating your water... and all this just for pennies a day!
Applications include whole house installation for private wells and municipal water.