Ultraviolet rays are electromagnetic radiation between visible light and X-rays. The wavelengths of ultraviolet rays are longer than those of X-rays and shorter than those of visible rays. Because of their short wavelengths, they cannot be seen by human eyes. But some insects; for example honey bees, they can be easily seen by.
Ultraviolet radiation is called radiation with a wavelength between 10 and 400 nm. Our eye can detect the wavelengths between 40 and 70 nm and cannot detect any other radiation. The radiation having a shorter wavelength is called “ultraviolet” radiation, since we perceive the shortest wavelength radiation we can see as “violet”.
Usage of UV Disinfection Systems (UV Water Filters) and UV Rays
Due to ultraviolet light, germ-breaking is one of the most effective disinfection methods. By the ultraviolet lamp placed inside a tube-like glass case, the water flows through the device is exposed to a dosing UV light. This special beam disrupts the DNA structure of bacteria, viruses, molds and fungi spores in the water and immediately neutralizes them. Available in models from 200 liters to 500,000 liters per hour.
The special light used as disinfectant is called short wavelength light or UV-C light. This light length enters the UV-C band from 200 nm (nanometers) to 280 nm.