Cryptosporidium And Giardia InactivationSource: Calgon Carbon Corporation
Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite present in almost all surface waters. When ingested through drinking water, it can cause cryptosporidiosis, an illness characterized by severe abdominal cramps and diarrhea, which can be fatal to individuals with suppressed immune systems. Calgon Carbon's low-cost disinfection solution utilizes ultraviolet (UV) radiation for Cryptosporidium and Giardia inactivation. The technology also provides a barrier against viruses, bacteria and protozoans, without creating any disinfection by-products.