In many developing countries the availability of drinking water is a growing concern due to population growth and rising living standards. A way to combat this is through desalination of seawater, wastewater, and brackish water. Desalination is a process that removes the mineral components (salt and minerals) from saline water that makes it possible to meet the demand for potable, drinking water.
Desalination is a growing market for both governments and the private sector as water scarcity and water re-use are becoming a more pressing issue around the world. Although desalination currently provides only around 1% of the worlds drinking water this percentage is growing considerably.
UV technology is usually one of the last stages of the water purification process. UV can significantly reduce the TOC (Total Organic Carbons) levels in the water. As the water passes by the UV lamp the wavelengths disperse the water molecules and breaks their bonds. The atoms will automatically couple with the TOC carbon atoms – this combination forms carbon dioxide and water molecules as seen in the diagram below. Then once this process has been completed the oxidizable carbons are destroyed leaving you with clean safe water. Waste water and desalination are just two of the many applications you can use UV technology within the water industry. There is a range of water applications that UV is currently used within such as: drinking water, aquaculture, marine, wastewater, healthcare, packaging and processing, oil and gas, aquatics, horticulture, food and beverage, mining and laboratories.
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