UVC Water Disinfection
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Highly reflective media designed for UVC water disinfection products
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Ensure properly disinfected water with Porex Virtek reflective media lining your UVC water treatment systems

Ensuring drinking water is free of bacteria and pathogens is a global concern, and utilizing a UVC system within a complete water treatment system is one of the most effective ways to achieve this.  UVC energy has been proven to deactivate most pathogens; however, to be effective, the UV energy must be uniformly dispersed within the reaction chamber.

Porex Virtek® reflective media increases the efficiency and efficacy of your water disinfection system with:

  • Reflectivity rates of up to 97%
  • Almost 100% Lambertian (diffuse) reflectivity
  • Extremely uniform energy distribution within the reaction chamber
  • 100% pure and safe to use in water
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Intensified with Porex Virtek

Look for this logo describing your UV disinfection chamber to know that your system is lined with Porex Virtek PTFE high-reflectivity media. Learn more about the importance of high reflectivity in your lining – and why we say that the system is Intensified with Porex Virtek.


Flow reactor lining considerations

Stainless Steel lining

Stainless Steel lining chamber
  • Little light bouncing so most of the work done near UV source
  • More UV sources along the length likely needed
  • Specular reflection means hot and cold spots and uneven disinfection
  • The orientation of the UV source becomes much more important
  • Precise modeling of the flow becomes critical
  • The shape of the reactor is important
  • Average irradiance (E) = (Edirect) + (Ereflected) :If Reflectivity = 35%
  • At a source irradiance (E) of 1:  Average irradiance = 1 + (1 / (1-0.35))= 2.5

Optimal PTFE lining

Optimal PTFE lining chamber
  • Light bounces around in all directions uniformly (minimal hot/cold spots)
  • Energy losses are minimized
  • The orientation of UV source is less critical and may not need multiple UV sources
  • The shape and flow of the reactor becomes less critical as light bounces in all direction
  • The shape of the reactor becomes less critical as light bounces in all directions
  • Flow bypass becomes less of a concern
  • Average irradiance (E) = (Edirect) + (Ereflected) :If Reflectivity = 97%
  • At a source irradiance (E) of 1:  Average irradiance = 1 + (1 / (1-0.97))= 34.3
  • 14 times the average irradiance versus 35% stainless steel!

Specific applications

Home / Point-of-Use (POU) systems

Home / Point-of-Use (POU) systems

Water Disinfection Systems for Buildings

Building Water Disinfection Systems

Personal Disinection Systems for Water Bottles

Personal Water Disinfection Systems

Home / Point-of-Use (POU) systems

Water Disinfection Systems for Home or Point-of-Use (POU)

Adding a UVC system to your home water treatment process can provide an added level of confidence that your water is clean and safe to drink.  Public water systems can vary in water quality and in many regions of the world, where even “clean” drinking water can cause illness and infection.  Utilizing a UVC disinfection system lined with highly reflective Porex Virtek PTFE will ensure your home / point-of use (POU) system is working at peak efficiency and efficacy. 

Material Offered:
PTFE

Formats available:

  • Rollstock
  • Slit rolls
  • Die-cut shapes
  • Discs
  • Thermoformed shapes
  • Rolled tubes
  • Adhesive backed

Tech Specs

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Preferred Partners

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Water Disinfection Systems for Buildings

Water Disinfection Systems for Buildings

Adding a UVC system to water treatment facilities are becoming more common. The UVC treatment process can provide an added level of confidence and reduce the amount of chemicals needed.  Public water systems can vary in water quality and in many regions of the world, so having an added layer of protection is key.  Utilizing a UVC disinfection system lined with highly reflective Porex Virtek PTFE will ensure your system is working at peak efficiency and efficacy and can be several times more effective than simple stainless or aluminum lined reactors. 

Material Offered:
PTFE

Formats available:

  • Rollstock
  • Slit rolls
  • Die-cut shapes
  • Discs
  • Thermoformed shapes
  • Rolled tubes
  • Adhesive backed
Tech Specs

Check out available product options and competitive data

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Resources

Explore videos and collateral on our UVC reflective media solutions

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Preferred Partners

Experts in thermoforming, die-cutting and spiral-wound tubing

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Personal Disinection Systems for Water Bottles

Water Disinfection Systems for Personal Use

Increasingly, individuals want to know that the water they bring with them when they are on the go is safe and clean. Manufacturers are now adding a UVC system to the cap of personal water bottles to insure the reduction of possible pathogens that can cause illness and infection.  Porex Virtek highly reflective PTFE is critical in this application as it insures the UV energy is uniformly distributed within the container – ensuring a higher level of consumer confidence.

Material Offered:
PTFE

Formats available:

  • Rollstock
  • Slit rolls
  • Die-cut shapes
  • Discs
  • Thermoformed shapes
  • Rolled tubes
  • Adhesive backed
Tech Specs

Check out available product options and competitive data

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Resources

Explore videos and collateral on our UVC reflective media solutions

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Preferred Partners

Experts in thermoforming, die-cutting and spiral-wound tubing

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