Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection
Ultraviolet (UV) is widely used for the disinfection and purification of waste water and drinking water.
When water contains microorganisms, pesticides and / or organic compounds, this can be harmful to humans and animals. This water can be disinfected with the UV disinfection installations from Turbin.
Ultraviolet (UV) light penetrates the cell wall of the microorganism with the result that the micro-organism can no longer multiply. The cell nuclei are affected by the UV light. UV light denatures DNA that “inactivates” microorganisms. “Inactivated” micro-organisms can not reproduce or infect, this makes them harmless. The spectrum that causes this effect is called UV-C, an area between 240 and 280 nm.
Disinfection with ultraviolet light is effective against bacteria, viruses and pathogens. The UV disinfection of Turbin is environmentally friendly, free of chemicals and free of by-products. Turbin offers complete UV disinfection installations.
- Food industry
- Drinking water
- Swimming pools
- Cooling water
The radiation dose in UV disinfection
The disinfecting effect of UV radiation is greater as it becomes more intense and as the micro-organisms are exposed to it for longer. Depending on the distribution of the radiation beam and the distance between the radiation source and the target, a certain amount of radiation reaches the target. The radiation dose is important for the disinfecting effect. The shortening of the irradiation time can be compensated by a proportional increase in the irradiation intensity. The total amount of energy that reaches the germ in the form of UV radiation remains the same.