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Water Treatment

UV Water Treatment Units - AQ Series

AQ Series UV water treatment units are designed for commercial and residential applications, and utilize the same technology necessary to safely and effectively purify water used in everything from soft drinks to shampoo. These economical fixtures are available in a wide range of flow rates, making them ideal for individual point-of use applications as well as whole-house installations. AQ Series Units are offered in flow rates from 2 to 20 gallons per minute (higher flow rate units are also available), and all vessels are passivated stainless steel. These fixtures perform like our many other high-end industrial water treatment fixtures, however, we've eliminated some of the costly, sophisticated technology, and related accessories, that are simply unnecessary in residential applications, and deliver an extremely well-built series of water units for a very economical end-user price.

Water Treatment Benefits

  • Reduces, and destroys, viruses and bacteria that may be resistant to chemical treatment
  • Will not change color, odor, or taste of water
  • Lamp change required only once per year
  • Into standard household outlet - no electrician required
  • Water passing through units receive a minimum UV dosage of 40,000µW

To learn more about UV water treatment, including technical specifications, and independent IES Test (AQ Series) results, please visit our technical library where you can download and print literature.

Water Treatment AQ Series

AQ Series water treatment units can be used to treat an individual faucet, multiple faucets, or installed to purify water throughout an entire home or business - any water source where it's important to provide bacteria and virus protection.

Water Treatment AQ Series


UVC Water Treatment Units – Inline LS

Many liquids that are almost opaque to UV can be treated inline by locating the UVC lamps very close together. In the following custom situation, 20 High Output UVC lamps were used in a 6" diameter vessel:

Water Treatment 20 lamp vessel end

This tight grouping of lamps allows the UVC to effectively treat a sufficient amount of the liquid directly, without relying on the liquid's transmission, as is done with clean, clear water.

Cooling shrouds were created at the lamp ends (on either end of the vessel) to keep the UVC lamps within specified operating temperature. Typically, the liquid flowing through a vessel will act to cool the lamps sufficiently, but liquid sugar must stay hot to remain in liquid form, so external cooling of the lamps was required.

Lamp type, intensity and quantity were engineered to overcome the low transmission of the liquid and deliver the specified dosage.

Water Treatment SAGEV

Installation of a thin-film vessel to 100GPM of liquid sugar.

Water Treatment SAGE V

Electrical enclosure with an LED indicator light for each lamp.


Custom UVC Liquid Disinfection Solution

Water Treatment HH lowUVT 160 gpm

Water Treatment High Heat Amalgam System

This custom food safety solution was designed to deal with a water source susceptible to contamination. A relatively high dosage of UVC through a high temperature liquid, with low UV transmission, was required. The result is a system capable of treating liquid with a UVT of 90% and temperature up to 190°F at a peak flow rate of 160GPM. 

Cooling shrouds were created at the lamp ends (on either end of the vessel) to keep the Amalgam (high Intensity) UVC lamps within specified operating temperature.

Lamp type, intensity and quantity were engineered to overcome the low transmission of the liquid and deliver the specified dosage.


UVC Water Treatment for Healthcare

This custom 100 GPM water treatment solution featured a digital UV monitor with local display, and a 4-20mA signal out, to provide the building's monitoring system with the status of the UV water unit, along with the status of other systems (i.e. the building's HVAC), so that everything could be monitored from a central location.

Water Treatment IL3004 OL SURG

Installation in a Surgical Center as a preventive measure against microbial contamination of incoming water supply.


Made in the USAAmerican Ultraviolet equipment is manufactured entirely in the USA.

Prolonged, direct exposure to UVC light can cause temporary skin redness and eye irritation, but does not cause skin cancer or cataracts. American Ultraviolet systems are designed with safety in mind and, when properly installed by a professional contractor, do not allow exposure to UV irradiation and allow for safe operation and maintenance.