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Ultraviolet Technology: An Effective Solution for Legionella Elimination in Water Treatment


Continuous Pursuit of Innovative Solutions for Water Supply Safety: E. VILA PROJECTS Ultraviolet Water Treatment Systems Proven Highly Effective in Legionella Elimination

In the ongoing quest for innovative solutions to ensure the safety of water supply, E. VILA PROJECTS’ ultraviolet (UV) technology-based water treatment systems have demonstrated to be a highly effective tool in eliminating Legionella bacteria from water supply facilities.

Legionella is a pathogenic bacteria that can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia, when inhaled in small droplets of contaminated water. Prevention and control of Legionella are crucial to ensure the health and well-being of individuals using water facilities such as hotels, hospitals, pools, and public water systems.

Water treatment equipment utilizing ultraviolet technology has proven to be highly efficient in eradicating Legionella and other pathogenic bacteria present in water. The UV technology operates by emitting ultraviolet radiation at a specific wavelength that damages the genetic material of microorganisms, preventing them from reproducing and causing infections.

UV Dose Required for Legionella Elimination

The required ultraviolet radiation dose for Legionella elimination in water may vary based on different factors, such as the initial concentration of the bacteria, water quality, and treatment system characteristics. However, in general, a dose of approximately 40 mJ/cm² (millijoules per square centimeter) is considered effective for the successful deactivation of Legionella in water.

It is important to highlight that proper installation, operation, and maintenance of UV treatment systems are essential to ensure optimal results. Additionally, regular testing and continuous monitoring are vital to ensure that the required UV dose is being delivered adequately and that Legionella and other harmful microorganisms are being efficiently eliminated.

  1. VILA PROJECTS’ ultraviolet-based water treatment equipment provides an effective and environmentally friendly solution for Legionella and other waterborne pathogens’ elimination. Their ability to deactivate harmful microorganisms without the need for chemical products makes them an increasingly preferred choice in the water treatment industry.