Get the Low Down on Low-Pressure UV Sterilizers
Published at Aug 15, 2014
 

Get the Low Down on Low-Pressure UV Sterilizers

Spectrum-of-Light-Small-Chart

PAES offers a variety of UV Sterilizing systems. UV is a natural component of the electro-magnetic radiation emitted by the sun. The majority of radiation produced during this process is absorbed by ozone in the Earth’s upper atmosphere. UV light, specifically UV-C light (240-280 nm), which does pass through the atmosphere, acts as a natural disinfectant by inactivating exposed microorganisms, such as those found in surface matter. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems’ low pressure UV lamps utilize the same principle as the sun. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems' Low-Pressure (Monochromatic) UV Lamps utilize the same principle as the sun. Much of their output energy (35-40%) is within the Germicidal Action Spectrum (240-280 nm), specifically 254 nm. You can view the spectrum below:
 

Follow these links to learn more about the benefits of UV and our series of UV Sterilizers.