UV has been a known mutagen i.e. it has been proved to degrade DNA, for over 100 years. In 1903 the Nobel Prize was awarded to Niels Finsen for his application of UV radiation to combat TB. The first use of UV in regards to water disinfection was in 1916 (though I can’t find where and […]
This little blighter comes in many different forms but all are highly vulnerable to UV treatment. Despite being quite nasty when this gets into your system, it can be all but sterilised with reasonably low levels of UV treatment. You can easily pick this up in a pool due to it being quite resistant to […]
With all UV lamps, there comes a point where you will need to replace it. Here is a simple guide on how to do it yourself with regards to a Van Remmen UV unit.
First, you need to take out the old lamp. To do this you need to undo the black locking plug at […]
When I first started blogging I came across an issue with a misfiring wiper system. As I’ve grown to know and love this type of issue I’ve begun to realise that the motors in wiper systems slightly degrade over time. There’s a quite simple fix for this, we simply let them run for longer by […]
You would be correct in being suspicious about this subject, it is the local water supplier’s job to make sure the water they’re providing gets to you in a safe and palatable manner. Like all companies though, mistakes are made. I will admit to some bias on my part insofar as I will always recommend […]
Water treated with UV radiation will not help you become a superhero. I’ve tried it, it didn’t work! I suppose it will change your water a little bit though, but not in a bad way. Anything that’s living in your water supply, whether it be little bacteria or organic matter, will be changed. Organisms will […]
You will have to forgive having to wait for this post, I had to do a certain amount of research to make sure everything was fairly accurate.
Once again the most important factor is transmission level (T10). Water with transmission of a set level is treated exactly the same regardless of its composition. This means that both […]
As the resident in-house blogger at our company. I thought I’d leave some honest feedback on how I’m getting on with the blog so far. This is somewhat of an interim blog, so normal informative service will resume next week.
Recently inspired by Neil Pasricha’s ‘1000 Awesome things’ award winning blog, I’ve decided to try spice up my blog a bit […]
Here goes my attempt to review one of our products without being bias or copying from one of our spec sheets.
The Van Remmen D17 is a UV unit capable of giving up to 30m³/hr of water a 30mJ dose. It doesn’t just do that. It also has a fancy control box that beeps […]
To complement our blog, we at UVO3 have decided to throw together an FAQ section to go on our website. With this we hope to make available the answers to most common questions we get asked. I’ve so far included the ones that I’ve had experience in. I will continue to update it as I […]
Because of their very different treatment capacities, your need to use one over the other is pre-determined, the best example I can think of is that you wouldn’t use 10’000 little handheld fans to keep your office cool in summer, you would buy an air conditioning unit. Likewise, you wouldn’t carry an air conditioning unit around with […]
A confusing name if ever there was one, it creates an image in my head that is wrong. I first pictured shadowing as a clump of dirt moving through the UV illuminated chamber, in tow, a stealthy germ hiding in the shadow behind it. In hindsight I think a better word for this would be […]