How It Works

Water Disinfection

The first use of UVGI to disinfect a municipal water system was in Marseilles, France in 1909. Since then UVGI treatment of municipal water systems has grown steadily and today is used commonly all over the world. Recently New York City approved the construction of a 2 billion gallon per day ultraviolet drinking water disinfection facility. But UVGI water treatment applications range beyond municipal systems.

Rural water

Many rural residents rely on well water or water from lakes and streams for human consumption as well as water for livestock. These sources of water can become contaminated from faulty sewage, field runoff or animal waste.

Public water

Concerns over health effects related to chlorine have prompted many community homeowners to de-chlorinate their water supply. Also, some homeowners retain a backup water supply in case of service interruption.

Commercial and industrial water

Hospitals, factories and laboratories often require high purity water. Also, some industrial processes do not tolerate chlorine.

UVGI disinfection systems are cost effective and environmentally friendly. Products are available from small devices that disinfect a single pitcher of water up to huge systems capable of handling billions of gallons per day. Many thousands of applications are in use today disinfecting water for millions of people around the world.

The field of ultraviolet technology is receiving much attention from consumers, business, academia and government. Today’s emphasis on energy reduction, energy independence, green technology, and individual health and wellness demands innovative solutions to complex problems. Harnessing the power of Ultraviolet technology to improve the water, air and environment provides a significant and lasting benefit to humans everywhere.