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Water, if untreated, is often filled with microbes that can cause illness if it is used for drinking. Fortunately, many of these microbes are removed from the municipal water supply before it is used. For some people, the idea of extra filtration is reassuring and, as a result, they may purchase an ultraviolet water filter for their home use. A home UV water filter is a type of purification or disinfection system that is designed to neutralize potentially harmful microorganisms that are found in water. The microorganisms that are affected by ultraviolet water filters include bacteria, viruses, molds, and germs. A UV water filter uses a lamp that emits an ultraviolet light. The lamp is housed inside of a quartz sleeve which protects it while it is in the ultraviolet water filter. When this UV light comes into contact with the microorganisms in the water, it alters their DNA. When this alteration to the DNA occurs inside of the UV water filters, it neutralizes the ability of the microorganism to reproduce and cause harm.
UV water filters do not add chemicals to the water. In addition, they do not remove debris, foul taste or odor unless an ultraviolet water filter with special filters is used. While some UV water filters operate using only ultraviolet light, others are equipped with sediment and/or carbon filters. Ultraviolet water filters that are equipped with these filters are designed to remove particulates, dirt, and unwanted odor and taste from the water. When in use, water first passes through these filters before it reaches the part of the UV water filter that houses the ultraviolet lamp. The ultraviolet lamp then makes contact with the microbes in the water to complete the process.
When buying accessories and replacement parts, it is important to choose the right parts for the specific water filter in use. If buying an ultraviolet water filter for the first time it is also important to have a good selection to choose from. When in the market for a UV water filter, look no further than WaterFiltersFast.com. We offer the latest ultraviolet water filters and accessories.
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