This system has 1.5" ports and increased lamp capabilities and is effective up to 57 litres per minute. With all the Pentek systems, installation and lamp changes are made easy. Pre-filtration of 5 micron is recommended.
Ultraviolet (UV) sterilisation works by dissociating the DNA structure of living cells thus preventing their multiplication. To destroy molecular chains requires a UV dose dependent on the organism type. At a wavelength of 253.7nm, these units are in the middle of the short-wave UV and UVC region (200-280nm) known for its germicidal properties.
The UV disinfection unit comprises of an enclosed chamber with an inner sleeve of high-purity quartz, which contains one or more shortwave ultraviolet lamps. Water passes through the chamber and is subjected to the UVC, which is transmitted through the quartz sleeve. As the genetic structure of bacteria or viruses in the water is exposed to the UVC it will be destroyed.
Ultraviolet disinfection offers several benefits:
|Model||Pentek UVBB-120-2 UV Whole House Water Filter System|
|In Depth||System size: 178mm x 737mm
Flow Rate: 57 lpm
220 v AC/ 50 Hz
Voltage/Hertz: 220V, 50Hz
Maximum Operating Pressure; 65 psi (4.5 bar)
Lamp should be changed every 9-12 months.
UV Sleeve: Quartz
Temperature Rating: 40–100ºF (4.4–37.8ºC)
Stainless Steel (20" models only)
Minimum Dose: 16 mJ/cm2 (16,000 microwatt-sec per cm2)
WARNING: Do not use where the water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system.