UV disinfection system for seawater aquariums
In aquariums, microscopic algae may appear suspended in the water, causing turbidity. The phenomenon is harmless but unsightly. The ultimate way to recover crystal-clear water and eliminate green water is to use a UV filter. It acts as a sterilizer. Although it’s more expensive to use than other cleaning products, it’s not as harmful to the aquatic world as some products (organic and non-organic).
If you’re looking for an effective disinfection system for seawater aquariums, our full range of saltwater UV reactors can be viewed online, and the design process can be carried out on this page.
Disinfection system benefits
In addition, producing healthy water, without any risk of contamination by microorganisms, UV water treatment is also part of an environmental approach:
- For your health, water treatment without the addition of harmful pool products guarantees allergy- and respiratory-risk-free swimming (non-chemical).
- It also provides additional value for the environment, ensuring crystal-clear, odor-free water.
- The absence of chlorine makes for a safe, environmentally-friendly process.
- UV treatment represents cost savings, thanks to extended plant lifetimes and simple, reliable, long-lasting equipment.
- Last but not least, the system can be installed and maintained quickly and easily.
Design advice: UV disinfection for seawater aquariums
- Select the water source to be treated, e.g. “Salt pools”.
- Enter the flow rate to be treated (for example 25 m3/h)
- Adjust the cost of electricity in your country (for example 0.09€ for France; 0.23€ for Germany)
- Let 30 mJ / cm² (or adapt)
- Specify the temperature of the water (normally, between 5 and 40°c is sufficient)
- Please enter your email address, we will send you the design right away
In any case, to ensure optimal disinfection and to determine whether prefilters are necessary, it is recommended that a source water analysis be performed with these parameters:
- Suspended solids (TSS)
- UV Transmittance