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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 S410RL-HO Replacement Lamp
The quality of drinking water can change with time and become contaminated with harmful bacteria. VIQUA's Home and Tap families of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems offer a reliable, economical and chemical-free way to safeguard your drinking water. Our systems have been designed and tested to ensure quality drinking water is at everyone's finger tips. Regardless of your need, there is a VIQUA system to suit your requirements. Our Tap family — point of use systems that install under the sink, or "at the tap" — offers systems for water flows of 1 gpm to 4 gpm. Our Home family — point of entry systems that are plumbed in where your water enters your home - offers systems that range in flow rates from just 6 gpm for a small home or cottage, up to 18 gpm for a larger home or even a small business. Some of these systems even incorporate pre-filtration, saving you a step!
Short answer: everywhere! UV disinfection of drinking water has been growing steadily in popularity, as people search for a chemical-free option for ensuring their water is safe from microbiological contaminants.
A reliable, economical and chemical-free way to safeguard drinking water in any residential application.