XClear - Disinfection UV-C

UV-C TREATMENT

Over 100 years ago German scientists discovered that the top surface of lake-water was sterile when exposed to sunlight. Investigation led to the discovery of Ultraviolet light. Situated in the electromagnetic spectrum between X-rays and visible light, Ultraviolet (UV) light has many beneficial properties. UV light is split into four main categories, UV-A, UV-B, UV-C and Vacuum UV. The UV-C spectrum (200 to 280 nanometers) is the most lethal range of wavelengths for microorganisms. This range, with 254 nanometers being the peak germicidal wavelength, is known as the Germicidal Spectrum. UV-C light has the ability to cause permanent damage to a wide variety of nuisance microorganisms in water.

THE TARGETED MICROORGANISM

Each type of microorganism requires a specific UV-C radiation exposure rate to successfully complete the disinfection process. The targeted microorganism must be directly exposed to the UV-C radiation long enough for the radiation to penetrate the microorganism’s cell wall. However, it takes only seconds for UV-C light rays to inactivate waterborne microorganisms by breaking through the microorganism’s cell wall and disrupting their DNA. This often totally destroys the organism, or at the very least will impair its ability to reproduce.

UV-C LAMP LIFESPAN

TL-, PL- and T5 UV-C lamps have an average lifespan of 9000 hours (± 1 year). After that the lamp will still function for less than 80% and the strength is too low to kill algae and bacteria. Amalgam lamps have a lifespan of 12000 hours (± 1,5 years).

UV-C BENEFITS

• The solution against green pond water
• UV-C is effective against all micro-organisms
• Improved water quality
• A crystal clear pond
• Protects fish from germs and harmful micro-organisms
• Less energy and maintenance costs
• No harmful chemicals needed
• UV-C is a non-hazardous, green technology
• Cannot be overdosed