Frequently asked questions

Below you can find the answers to the most frequent questions we receive.


How does UV water treatment work?

During the UV water treatment process, water flows through a system that exposes living organisms to UV light. UV radiation damages the microorganism’s genetic code and rearranges its DNA and RNA, rendering it incapable of functioning and reproducing.

How does UV air treatment work?

UV air purifiers collect and pass air through a filter using UV light technology. UV-C light exposes the air as it passes through a small chamber, and multiple purifiers filter it before returning it to the space.

How does UV surface treatment work?

By lowering the carbon content to under 20%, UV treatment makes surfaces highly hydrophilic and cleans the polluted hydrocarbons.

Which wavelength of UV is optimal?

The UV light at 250 nm showed the highest cell-killing ability, with an LD50 of 120 mJ/cm². The LD50 progressively increased as the wavelength grew.

What happens when UV hits the water?

UV-C light can penetrate water and kill bacteria and viruses when shone directly on or submerged in water. The absorption of UV-C light destroys microorganisms, resulting in purified water.

How does UV affect air quality?

UV lamps eliminate mold and germs, purifying the air before it circulates in the HVAC system.UV lamps eliminate pollutants by producing a light that damages pathogens’ DNA. Experts no longer consider the contamination dangerous since it is unable to fix itself.

Does UV light eliminate dust?

Using UV light disinfection, you can control allergies, dust, mites, viruses, bugs, and infections without using chemicals or harming the environment.

How do I know if my UV light is still good?

Typically, one measures the exposure dosage of a UV lamp in joules per square meter (J/m²) or millijoules per square centimeter (mJ/cm²). According to the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA), doses between 10 and 20 mJ/cm2 will render bacteria, viruses, yeasts, and mold inactive (and their spores).

How long do UV lamps last?

After 9,000-12,000 hours or roughly every 12 months, we advise replacing your UV light. People with allergies and other respiratory issues should also consider an annual replacement.

How long does UV take to purify water?

UV water purification happens quickly! The UV chamber destroys bacteria and other harmful organisms in water within just 10 seconds as it passes through. UV purification is one of the best alternatives to boiling to eliminate pathogenic organisms from the water. While this form of water treatment removes germs, it cannot remove any other contaminants that threaten your health.

Are UV water, air, and surface systems worth it?

Overall, UV treatment is a fantastic solution to address your company’s objectives for facility cleansing throughout the whole facility. One of the most reliable and cost-effective ways to disinfect water, air, and surfaces, suitable for both point-of-use and whole-facility applications.UV lamps have a high potential for eradicating germs, mold, and viruses under the appropriate circumstances and with the right installation. As the two function together, your building will become much healthier.

Does UV clean water?

A water treatment system that uses Ultra Violet (UV) radiation can eliminate most microbial contamination in water.

Does using UV lights waste a lot of electricity?

This will be according to the bulb’s wattage. The annual power consumption of a 100W UV lamp is 0.5 kWh. Thus, even though it does use some power, it’s still a wise investment. Instead of standard bulbs, they save 30–40% on energy.

How can you determine if a UV bulb has burnt out?

Simply by looking at the ductwork area where your UV light is located, you should be able to tell if the bulb is still working. Tiny seams or openings in the ductwork around the light will allow you to see the blue light operation.

How do you maintain a UV system?

Every year, replace your Ultraviolet lamp. Frequent lamp replacement is the most crucial component of UV system maintenance. The entire UV system relies on the functionality of the UV lamp, making it crucial to keep it in good working condition to effectively eliminate harmful viruses and germs.

Nuvonic is the innovator in sustainable UV technology for water, air and surface disinfection on a global scale. Our mission is to support nature’s purity with science by protecting people and processes from harmful contamination.

Follow us on:

No spam – just our latest innovations, research, and product applications.

We only send you what you need to know, when you need to know it, and of course you can end it at any time.
We hope you won’t of course!

© 2024 Nuvonic. all rights reserved.