Medium pressure germicidal UV lamps are shorter in length than low-pressure lamps and emit a wider disinfection wavelength, 200-320nm versus the 254nm emitted by low-pressure lamps. This is increasingly being viewed as an advantage for those running UV disinfection systems, as it essentially gives a broader spectrum of weaponry against pathogens, tackling the proteins and enzymes as well as DNA.
Medium Pressure UV Lamps
Medium pressure UV disinfection systems use far fewer lamps than a low-pressure system, giving potential cost and maintenance saving where a large amount of water may need to be treated (as in a municipal water treatment facility) as there are fewer lamps to monitor and maintain.
While the lamp life is shorter compared to low-pressure lamps and operates at higher temperatures, medium-pressure UV lamps are ideal for largescale commercial applications such as ballast water and wastewater treatment.
Alpha-Purify lamps are guaranteed for 8,000 hours.