UV Ultraviolet Replacement Lamp and is suitable for replacing the lamp in Ultraviolet 2 gallon per minute unit. We offer more than one type of 2 gallon per minute UV bulb. Before you order, be certain that your current bulb has these specifications; a) 13 7/8" long, b) 4 pins on one end of the bulb and c) 16 watt bulb.
UV rays penetrate the cells of harmful bacteria and viruses in our drinking water destroying their ability to reproduce. Without the ability to reproduce, these organisms die and no longer pose a health threat. UV is a low cost and highly effective process for destroying 99.99% of harmful microorganisms(E Coli, Coliforms, Viruses Fungi, Algae, Spores etc.).
This replacement lamp will provide your UV system with safe drinking water without the use of chemicals.
This two (2) gallon per minute bulb can be used with a Reverse Osmosis system, or a filter system. This bulb will work well for you in untreated water such as a well, lake and river water.
Ultraviolet is recognized as superior compared to other methods of disinfection;
* UV is very safe. There are no dangerous chemicals to handle or monitor. Disinfection results are immediate.
* UV has a low initial system cost and a very low cost of operation.
* UV is environmentally friendly. There are no byproducts from the UV process, and nothing is discharged into the environment.
* UV causes no change to the taste or odor of the water disinfected. It is impossible to over-treat water with UV.
* UV systems are very easy to install and maintain.
* UV disinfection is compatible with all other forms of water treatment.
How UV works.
The water enters an ultraviolet sterilization chamber where any viruses, bacteria, mold, and other living microorganisms are bombarded with special, intense light of a specific wave length. The UV light penetrates the wall of the organisms and attacks their DNA structure leaving the organism unable to reproduce (or
"dead"). UV technology is recognized by the EPA as one of four approved methods of sterilizing
water, and is preferable over the other three methods (chlorine, iodine, and distillation) due to the
cost of treatment and effectiveness of UV (UV works almost instantaneously, leaving no residuals or chemicals in the water). This UV module operates for a full year at 30,000 microwatt seconds/cm². As a point of reference, the table below is a list of common bacteria and viruses, and the dosage required to render them harmless.
BACTERIA : Bacillus, anthacis B., Megaatherium sp. (veg.), B. Megaatherium sp. (spores),
B. paratyphosus, B. subtilis, B. subtilis spores, Clostridium tetani, Corynebacterium diphtheria,
Dysentery baccili, Eberthella typhosa, Escherichia coli, Leptospira, Micrococcus candidus,
Micrococcus sphaeroides, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Neisseria catarrhalis, Phytomonas
tumefaciens, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Pseudomonas fluorescens, Salmonella,
S. enteritidis, S. typhimurium, S. typhosa, Sarcina lutea, Serratia marcescens, Shigella
dysenteriae, Shigella paradysenteriae, Spirillum rubrum, Staphylococcus albus, Staphylococcus
aureus, Streptococcus hemolyticus, Streptococcus viridans, Vibrio cholerae
MOLD SPORES : Mucor racemosus A, Mucor racemosus B, Oospora lactis
PROTOZOA : Chlorella vulgaris (algae)
VIRUSE : Bacteriophage (E. coli), Hepatitus virus, Influenza virus, Polio virus
YEAST : Bakers' yeast, Brewers' yeast, Common yeast cake, Saccharomyces cerevisiae,
Saccharomyces ellipsoideus, Saccharomyces sp.
Flow Rate 2 gallon per minute
These lamps are individually wrapped and fresh from the factory.
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