UV for Industrial Water and Commercial Water

Industrial water ultraviolet (UV) light is a versatile, reliable approach to address numerous industrial and ultrapure requirements. Industrial Water Solutions offers UV water treatment systems that deliver consistent performance for industrial water and commercial water ultraviolet light applications.

The Benefits of UV for Industrial Water, Commercial Water, and Ultrapure Water Applications

  • Broad-spectrum, cost-effective protection for industrial and ultrapure water
  • Widely accepted and endorsed worldwide for treatment of drinking water
  • Does not create by-products (DBPs) and does not affect taste
  • Most cost-effective approach for multi-barrier treatment strategies at approximately 1/5th the cost of ozone treatment and 1/10th the cost of membrane filtration

UV for Disinfection / Microbial Inactivation

This is the most common application of UV in water treatment. A microelectronics water system for disinfection / microbial inactivation could have several locations where UV equipment would be installed. Some typical locations for industrial water UV would be post-carbon filter and pre-RO (reverse osmosis). When installed downstream of the carbon bed and/or directly upstream of the RO unit, an industrial water UV system can significantly reduce the microbial counts by inactivating the microbes present in the influent stream. Inactivation is also recommended for the process distribution loop and prestorage tank.

UV for Chlorine and Chloramines Reduction

While the addition of chlorine and chloramines to city water may control microbial contaminant levels, they have undesirable effects on the degradation of membrane filtration or RO. Popular methods of removal, such as carbon beds or chemical injection, have proven to be problematic. Sodium metabisulfite involves replacing one chemical with another and creates food for microorganisms, while carbon beds can be inefficient, vulnerable to channeling, and provide breeding grounds for microorganisms. UV solves these problems while reducing chlorine, using a small footprint, and reducing maintenance costs.

UV for TOC Reduction

Industrial water UV is used for the effective reduction of organics, commonly referred to as TOC (total organic carbon). Reduction of TOC is accomplished by incorporating a 185 nm UV system, appropriately designed and sized, as well as strategically located in conjunction with other equipment. Carbon dioxide is a typical by-product of a TOC reduction process, resulting in a drop in the resistivity of water. While most organic molecules are oxidized into carbon dioxide and water molecules, other more resistant species become weakly ionized or charged, after absorbing the UV. This is why polishing deionization (DI) beds are typically placed downstream of the industrial water UV TOC reduction units, so that they not only remove the charged/ionized organics, but also restore the resistivity to the water.

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Industrial Water Solutions provides expert advice, installation, and service of commercial and industrial UV water treatment systems. Contact us right now at info@industrialh2osolutions.com or 800-820-9021 for rapid response service in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, and throughout the U.S. We can help you identify the most cost-effective approach for all your industrial water systems including ultraviolet systems.