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Introduction to UV Disinfection - European Focus

This fact sheet provides an overview of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology for drinking water treatment with a focus on European drinking water guidelines, multi-barrier strategy and the differences between DVGW and USEPA validation.

- Unlike chemical approaches to water disinfection, UV light provides rapid, effective inactivation of micro-organisms through a physical process.

- UV light has demonstrated efficacy against pathogenic organisms, including those responsible for cholera, polio, typhoid, hepatitis, Giardia, Cryptosporidium and other bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases.

- UV is well suited to meet drinking water regulations and protocols including EC Council Directive 98/83/EC, DVGW, USEPA UVDGM and ÖNORM.

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