How does an UV Purifier work?
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How does UV Purifier work?
What is the process of a UV purifier?
Does UV purifier require running water?
Which is the best UV purifier?
Where is UV purifier best suited for?
In an UV water purifier, a lamp is used to generate UV rays like those produced by the sun. When tap water enters the UV Purifier, it is exposed to Ultra Violet radiation. The UV radiation helps in destroying almost 100% of the harmful micro-organisms present in the water by changing their cell structure.
Though UV radiation helps in destroying almost 100% of the harmful micro-organisms present, it cannot remove harmful salts, chemicals or heavy metals present in water or change the taste, smell or the pH balance of water.
Hence most UV Purifiers combine UV technology with Activated Carbon to remove harmful salts, chemicals and other dissolved impurities present in water.
The UV Water Purifiers are best suited for areas where the water is not “hard”.
One important point to be noted here is that, UV Purifiers work on electricity and require running water. They also require timely servicing to ensure that the UV bulb and filters if any, like the Activated Carbon Filters are replaced on time.
One of the best UV Purifiers available in the market today is the UV Grande which also uses a technology known as ESS.