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What are Ultraviolet Lights and How do They Help Your Water?

If a free water test from Atlantic Blue Water Center reveals your drinking water contains micro-biologically unsafe materials, there are a few courses of action you can take to ensure the issue gets fixed. Chlorination and ozone treatment can be used to eliminate bacteria for homeowners and business owners alike. Another common solution we recommend to many customers is ultraviolet light purification.

What is Ultraviolet Light Purification?

The logic behind ultraviolet light purification is quite simple: use ultraviolet waves to scramble the DNA of bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites. Without UV purification, these organisms can easily reproduce in your drinking water and present symptoms of illness if ingested. UV purification steps in and halts the reproduction process altogether by damaging the nucleic acids of organisms present in our water supply.

How Does Ultraviolet Light Purification Work?

Ultraviolet purification sounds like a reasonable enough way to treat water, but is it really feasible to have this type of purification system right at home? Thanks to the Trojan UV Max PRO, it’s never been easier. Trojan UV Max PRO is an NSF Certified UV system that provides safe, bacteria free water. It is ideally suited for public water systems such as schools, campgrounds, small municipal installations, and homes or cottages.

The installation of a UV disinfecting system is generally quite simple. After our team arrives onsite, we locate the entry of the waterline and install the system nearby. This ensures that all water throughout the location has been treated.   As water moves through the UV filter chamber, an interior lamp emits a germicidal wavelength that eliminates any harmful organisms present.

From there, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is routine UV light bulb replacements!

Which Contaminants Can Ultraviolet Light Remove?

  • Fungi
  • Streptococcus
  • Dysentery bacilli
  • Cholera
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis
  • Algae
  • Hepatitis B
  • Salmonella
  • coli
  • Giardia

All of these substances are removed without the introduction of any additional chemicals

How Effective is Ultraviolet Light Purification?

Trojan UV systems are extremely effective and reliable. After installation, you can expect 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including chlorine-resistant cysts, to be removed from your water supply. Additionally, you won’t have to deal with any byproducts or wastewater since this isn’t a conventional filtration system.

Is a UV Purifier Just a Fancier Water Filter?

Filtration and UV purification are both processes that can improve the quality and safety of our water. However, they achieve this result uniquely. Filtration systems rely on ceramic or carbon filters to separate contaminated water from clean water. UV purification, on the other hand, does not separate contaminants, but rather neutralizes their DNA. For the absolute best results, both filtration and UV sterilization should be implemented in tandem.

The Biggest Benefits of UV Purification

If you are still on the fence about installing a UV purification system, consider these primary benefits the system can offer from day one.

  • Minimal maintenance. All you’ll have to worry about is routine UV lightbulb replacements.
  • No chemical usage. UV purification doesn’t require any chemicals, which means no byproducts of the process will remain in the finished product.
  • No wasted water. After the installation of a UV purifier, all water that enters your home will pass through it. There is zero wastewater to accommodate for.
  • Maintain water taste. You won’t notice any new after tastes, odors or visual changes to your water after the installation of a UV purifier.
  • Added layer of protection. From time-to-time natural disasters happen and infected water can enter our water supply as a result. UV purification can keep us safe in the event that such disasters arise at home.

Atlantic Blue Ultraviolet Purification

Atlantic Blue stocks replacement UV light bulbs for water treatment systems and installs new ultraviolet light systems throughout Central Maryland and Southern PA.

Alternatively, we are always welcoming new visitors to our location in Westminster, Maryland. There, you can find access to our filling stations which contain water that has passed through our 9-step filtering process. In addition to implementing several filtration methods and reverse osmosis, we use UV light to remove bacteria from the water. If any lingering bacteria happens to be present after the initial sterilization, we eliminate the possibility of a water borne illness by running the water through UV sterilization for a second time.

The Water Test You Can Trust

While many Westminster, MD water businesses claim to provide accurate water testing, these tests are often performed by unqualified salesmen. When you entrust Atlantic Blue with your water, you can rest easy knowing a specially trained and certified technician is testing your water. Our intensive water testing methods, cutting-edge equipment, and knowledgeable personnel are fully certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  If there are contaminants in your water, we will inform you of their presence, gauge the potability and safety of your water, and provide you with an invaluable peace of mind.

To learn more information about our full-service laboratory or to schedule an in-home water test, call (410) 751-9200 today.