Systems are designed using translucent fluoropolymer tubes. Wastewater travels through tubes and light shines through the walls to accomplish the disinfection process. Tubes do not have issues with PFAS.
This technology was available in the 1980s, but fell out of favor. The technology has seen improvements and over the last 10 years has become an effective product for specific wastewater plants. Companies offering these technologies have had good success.
Water enters the fluoropolymer (FEP) tubes. The water directs itself through the tubes. While in the tubes, UV lamps' rays penetrate the tube's wall and sends the 254 nm to its intended target, microorganisms.
The water passes by the lamps where it is exposed to lethal doses of UV light. The lamps are not in contact with the water. This prevents fouling and some other problems of traditional horizontal channel disinfection.
A sensor is fixed on a single lamp to report UV output. Sensors and their associated UV lamps while in the air, unlike traditional UV systems.
Our tubes - 100% virgin grade high performance resins are used to produce clear tubes used for UV disinfection applications.