Ultraviolet lamps are used for air purification, water disinfection, and surface sterilisation. They emit high-intensity UV-C light at a wavelength of 253.7nm. This destroys air-borne bacteria, viruses, and mold spores. This proven technology eliminates up to 99.9% of micro-organisms by inactivating their DNA and rendering them harmless.
How do UV Lamps Work?
UV-C radiation is germicidal, which means it deactivates the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens, destroying their ability to multiply. More specifically, UV lamps cause damage to the nucleic acid of microorganisms by forming covalent bonds between certain adjacent bases in the DNA. When these bonds form, the organism is incapable of reproducing – In fact when the organism does try to replicate, it dies.
UV lamps are used in a wide range of applications, such as:
UV Water disinfection
- Private households
- Boreholes, wells and spring fed water supplies
- Ponds, aquariums and fish farms
- Water dispensers
- Food and drink processing
- Water works
- Swimming pools
- Ultra-pure water systems