What is an UV Sterilizer?

Ultraviolet or UV water sterilizer are used in water purification and treatment to make water healthier and prolong the life of water that has been treated and processed. The word “sterile” is defined as being free from living germs or microorganisms. An Ultraviolet sterilizer extraordinarily cleans water and kills bacteria and microorganisms that can be able to infest water even after it has been treated.


Contaminants that UV Addresses:

  • Cysts : Bacteria
  • Coliform : Flu
  • Salmonella : Polio
  • Giardia : Dysentery
  • E.coli : Cholera
  • Cryptosporidium : Meningitis
  • Typhoid : Infectious
  • Fever : Hepatitis 


UV is a type of energy found in the electromagnetic spectrum, lying between x-rays and visible light. Although we cannot see Ultraviolet light or rays, we are exposed to them every time we step out into the sun. In fact, Ultraviolet light is responsible for causing sunburns. UV Water Purification systems use special lamps that emit UV light of a particular wavelength that have the ability, based on their length, to disrupt the DNA of micro-organisms. As water passes through a UV water treatment system, living organisms in water are exposed to UV light which attacks the genetic code of the microorganism and rearranges the DNA /RNA, eliminating the microorganism’s ability to function and reproduce. If a microorganism can no longer reproduce, it cannot replicate, therefore it cannot infect other organisms with which it has contact. This process of exposing water to Ultraviolet light is simple but effective, destroying 99.99‰ of harmful microorganisms without adding any chemicals to water 


Many water purification systems take advantage of a UV water sterilizer even after processing their water. This is a well-known practice. Companies like Puritech highly recommend UV sterilizers as a post treatment when treating water. Throughout the years ultraviolet technology has become well established as a chosen method for effective and economical water disinfection. Ultraviolet water sterilization claims many advantages: All microorganisms are virtually susceptible to ultraviolet disinfection. For every penny of operating cost, hundreds of gallons of water are purified. NO additional chemicals are added and there’s no danger of overdosing. Once the water leaves the purifier, it is ready for use with no further contact time required. It has simple and easy to install and maintain. Compact units need a small space to operate and store. Ultraviolet water sterilizers deliver ongoing disinfection without special attention or measurement. There are no detections of chlorine taste or corrosion problems. 


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