Ultraviolet disinfection is the fastest and most efficient means of disinfection without the use of heat or chemicals.
The SCIENTECH Water Disinfection System uses germicidal lamps that produce short waves of Ultraviolet radiation that is lethal to bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms present in water.
Given the flows from 1 m3 / h to 40 m3 / h, made of 316L stainless steel.
The range of interest lies between wavelengths of 200 to 280 nm (nanometers). The wavelength with the highest bacteriological disinfection efficiency is 254 nm.
Using U.V. effectively destroys microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, algae and others) present in the water, without the use of chemicals, acting directly and altering the genetic material (DNA) of the cells, rendering them harmless and thus preventing their reproduction, reaching an efficiency of destruction of up to 99.99%.
HOW DISINFECTION WORKS
The main target of ultraviolet light disinfection is the genetic material – nucleic acid. Microbes are destroyed by ultraviolet when light penetrates through the cell and is absorbed by nucleic acid. Absorption of ultraviolet light by nucleic acid causes a rearrangement of genetic information, which interferes with the cell’s reproductive capacity. Microorganisms are therefore inactivated by UV light as a result of photochemical damage to nucleic acid.
DNA, which stores all the information necessary to create a living being, is a double-helix molecule composed of nitrogenous bases: adenine, thymine, cytosine, and guanine. The gene is the unit of DNA capable of synthesizing a protein. The chromosome is a long string-like DNA sequence, as shown below.