Drinking water is a luxury that some in the western world take entirely for granted – we turn on a tap and clean, safe water appears. For many governments preserving this right for future generations is a priority as water becomes an increasingly precious commodity.
Around the world, UV disinfection is used as part of the treatment process for drinking water, protecting people in homes and businesses anywhere from remote communities and research outposts to vast municipalities. UV disinfection has recognised advantages over traditional methods of disinfection:
Being a physical rather than chemical process, it creates no disinfection by-products.
Pathogens cannot build a resistance to UV light – UV disinfection will deactivate chlorine-resistant microorganisms so they cannot reproduce.
UV treatment does not alter the taste or pH of drinking water and no beneficial minerals are removed.
UV disinfection is now tried, tested and trusted for the treatment of municipal and domestic drinking water around the world, from vast disinfection systems utilising over 15,000 UV lamps that serve entire cities in the United States of America to ‘under the sink’ home disinfection systems.
Alpha-Purify manufactures and stocks replacement ultraviolet lamps, quartz sleeves and other spare parts for UV disinfection systems. Our high-quality products meet or exceed Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEM) specifications, with over 65% of our production for OEM’s directly.