Aegina uses the latest intelligent Ultraviolet LED technology to produce pure, clean drinking water that is to NSF 55 Class A Standards. The UV LED light is directed at the flow of water in our system, it uses a specific wavelength of light which changes the structure of the viruses and bacteria. The UV LED light affects the wall of the pathogen’s cells causing irreversible damage to the DNA and RNA. The cells cannot recover or reproduce and so are denatured or rendered ineffective. This is known as thymine dimerization.
UV Technology has been around for some time as a water disinfection process and is one of the fastest growing water treatment methods. However older treatment methods of producing the UV light with mercury lamps is expensive and bad for the environment.