UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254 nm wavelength. UV light at this wavelength actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as cryptosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm.
UV Disinfection Dose and UV Transmittance (UVT)
The effectiveness of a UV disinfection system is determined by the UV dose that the UV disinfection system is able to deliver to the water. The UV dose is dependent primarily on the combined effects of the UV light intensity, the exposure time of the system and the UV transmittance (UVT) of the water.