Evoqua ETS-UV

Transforming Water, Enriching Life with Validated Technology


Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is used for multifunctional purposes. 

UV is most commonly used as an environmentally friendly alternative to chemical disinfection. It’s one of the most effective methods for inactivating harmful pathogens such as Listeria, E. coli, Giardia and chlorine tolerant pathogens like Cryptosporidium.  Read more about works’ is also used for removal of organic and inorganic contaminants, including chlorine, ozone and Total Organic Carbon (TOC).  UV used in conjunction with an Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) will remove Compounds of Emerging Concerns (CEC’s), Synthetic Organics (SO’s), Endocrine Disruptor Compounds (EDC’s) and Personal and Pharmaceutical Care Products (PPCP’s), as well as various taste and odor compounds from water.

UV is used for disinfection and removal of organic and inorganic contaminants, including chlorine, ozone and total organic carbon (TOC). UV technology is often used where conventional chlorine disinfection cannot be applied and can be used in the advanced oxidation process (AOP). Key benefits of UV technology include: improve the taste, color, pH or odor of water, requires no storage, handling or transportation of toxic or corrosive chemicals, effective at inactivating a wide range of microorganisms including chlorine tolerant pathogens, and water reuse capabilities to meet sustainability objectives.

Why UV?

UV light works by causing permanent damage to the DNA found in all living species. Once the DNA becomes damaged, or dimerized, the organism is unable to carry out the routine cell functions of respiration, the assimilation of food, and replication. Once the cell is rendered non-viable the organism quickly dies.

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