About UV Water Filter
A UV water filter uses UV light at a short wavelength to kill micro-organisms in water. This method is used to purify food, air and water. These devices are often associated with water supplies that come from a well or spring, but are also regularly used in the food and drink industry.
Many micro-organisms are perfectly harmless to us, and are all around us at any given point in the day. However, exposure to certain harmful micro-organisms can cause severe illness, especially in the elderly or very young or otherwise vulnerable. UV water filters can be used to kill germs in water, but also to improve taste and clarity and remove chalk residues in hard water areas.
Whereas other filters on the market can be used for this, a UV filter is the only type that can actually kill micro-organisms in the water. It can destroy algae spores, bacteria, fungus, viruses and parasites including E.coli. With much talk in the news lately about E.coli and other life threatening illnesses caused by these viruses, more and more people are opting to have a UV water filter in their homes in order to better protect themselves and their families from this type of threat to their health.
With most UV water filters, water passes through the unit at a specific rate. The water goes through a quartz sleeve, through which it is exposed to UV germicidal radiation from a UV bulb (like those you see in nightclubs, but specifically designed for this task).