Process Water Recycling

How UV Disinfection and Sterilisation Works

Radiation with UV light (ultraviolet light) is one of the most efficient chemical-free methods for destroying germs.

UV-C light is germicidal – i.e. it deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens and thus destroys their ability to multiply and cause disease. Specifically, UV-C light causes damage to the nucleic acid of micro-organisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA. The formation of such bonds prevents the DNA from being unzipped for replication, and the organism is unable to reproduce. In fact, when the organism tries to replicate, it dies and UV Sterilisation is achieved. The UV-C light destroys the micro-organisms in a way that cannot be overcome by evolution so unlike chemical disinfection solutions UV Disinfection is a permanent solution.

Our Microlight®, Microfloat®, & Microspear® UV-lamps emit at the optimal wavelength for germ inactivation and guarantee a high germ destruction rate ensuring effective UV Disinfection. This chemical free method does not produce any side effects.