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Ultra Violet Water Purification
« on: December 16, 2004, 11:13:00 »
Something new and of interest to all tramping through the bush

A hand held Ultra Violet Water Purification System

See http://www.hydro-photon.com/
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Re: Ultra Violet Water Purification
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2004, 11:23:36 »
I was under the impression that ultra-violet light was only damaging to viruses, not bacteria...

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Re: Ultra Violet Water Purification
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 12:17:12 »
UV will inactivate organics including bacteria and viruses.  It has been used in municipal water treatment systems as a disinfetant for some time.  Basically UV just messes around with the nuclei in the cells and render the microbes uncapable of dividing and doing the nasty stuff to you, not actually killing it.  UV is better than chemical disinfection like chlorine because it inactivates microbes like cryptosporidium and giardia that chemicals can't.
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Re: Ultra Violet Water Purification
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 14:49:19 »
Thanks for the clearification.