AQ Series Water Treatment Units
Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) AQ Series UV water treatment units use the same technology necessary to safely and effectively purify water used in everything from soft drinks to shampoo. These economical fixtures are available in a wide range of flow rates, making them ideal for individual point-of use applications, and whole-house installations.
Though these UVC water fixtures for homes perform like our many other high-end commercial water treatment fixtures, we've eliminated some of the costly, sophisticated technology, and related accessories, that are simply unnecessary in residential applications.
Following are several reasons you should consider AQ ultraviolet water treatment for your home:
- Microbial Disinfection - UV-C light is effective in disinfecting water by inactivating bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It damages the DNA or RNA of these pathogens, preventing them from reproducing, and rendering them harmless. This process helps ensure that the water you consume is free from harmful microbes.
- Chemical-Free - UV-C water treatment is a chemical-free method of water disinfection. Unlike some other water treatment methods that involve the use of chemicals, ultraviolet water treatment doesn't add any taste or odor to the water, making it a preferred choice for those who want a more natural purification process.
- No Residual Byproducts – Using UV light to treat water leaves no residual byproducts in the water. This means that once the water has been exposed to UV-C light, and the microorganisms have been inactivated, there are no chemical residues or byproducts left behind in the treated water.
- Low Maintenance – Ultraviolet water treatment systems are generally low maintenance. The bulbs need periodic replacement (usually once a year), and the quartz sleeves may require cleaning. However, because there are no filters to replace, this is a relatively convenient option for homeowners.
- Continuous Treatment – UV water treatment provides continuous disinfection as water flows through the system. It doesn't rely on batch processing, and you can have a constant supply of treated water without the need for storage tanks.
- Eco-Friendly - UV-C water treatment is considered environmentally friendly because it doesn't involve the use of chemicals that could potentially harm the environment. It instead relies on a physical process - the exposure to UV-C light to disinfect water.
- Effective Against Chlorine-Resistant Organisms - Some microorganisms, such as Cryptosporidium, and Giardia, are resistant to chlorine. Ultraviolet treatment of water is effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms, including chlorine-resistant ones.
It is important to note that UV-C treatment of water may not remove non-biological contaminants, such as chemicals, heavy metals, or particulate matter. If your water source contains such contaminants, additional filtration methods may be necessary. Additionally, UV-C treatment requires clear water, as turbidity or suspended particles can block the UV light and reduce its effectiveness. Therefore, it's crucial to assess your water quality and needs before choosing a water treatment method.
Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation. American Ultraviolet systems are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed by a professional contractor, do not allow exposure to UV irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance.
None of the American Ultraviolet UVC products detailed above are certified, or approved under any applicable laws, as a medical device, and as such, American Ultraviolet, and its Representatives and Distributors, do not currently intend for them to be used as medical devices anywhere globally. Products have not been evaluated by the FDA.