If you have been seeking to buy a water filter for your home in the last few years, you have probably heard of a UV water sterilizer. What is it and how does it work? This interesting science is changing the way we clean our water.
Shutting Down the Proliferation of Germs
There are very few treatments other than the use of harsh chemicals that can kill the many microorganisms that may dwell in city water supplies. Using a physical barrier-type filter – like a carbon or charcoal filter – may remove some of these, but many continue through this step of filtration and enter the water that we drink. Once there, they multiply quickly, sometimes growing to proportions that can make those who consume the water sick or worse.
UV water sterilizers stop this process. Rather than killing the bacteria and other microorganisms, they disable their ability to reproduce and multiply, effectively stunting their numbers to a safer level. They use UV light to penetrate the bodies of these tiny organisms and shut them down. This makes them far less harmful to those who consume the water – and far less able to impact you in other ways, as well.
Great for Teamwork
UV sterilization is typically used along with other forms of water purification, such as physical barrier filters. This means that after water passes through filters to remove larger contaminants, it will pass through a field of short-wave UV light, which is capable of disabling a wide range of microorganisms, including fungi, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and more. Together, these two methods make a great team to keep your water healthy and safe – and tasting delicious.
Ready to add UV sterilization to your home’s water filtration system? Contact your water filtration retailer today and ask how you can get this highly-effective technology in your own home and start enjoying clean, healthy water now!