Leading OEMs manufacture specific UV systems to continually disinfect the water being used in various soil based and soil-less plant cultivation techniques, such as hydroponic systems. UV disinfection does not affect the pH or chemistry of the water and neutralises many organisms problematic to commercial horticulturalists such as fungi, viruses (including the tomato mosaic and tomato bronze viruses), moulds and mildew.
UV disinfection is increasingly popular for treating water used in horticultural applications, as it introduces no chemicals or unwanted disinfection by-products which can stress plants and lower crop quality, leaves no residue on the crops and helps employers provide a healthy environment for greenhouse workers. It also eliminates the risk of pathogens developing a resistance to commonly-used chemical disinfection methods – to date no organism has developed a resistance to disinfection by UV light.
Alpha-Purify provide lamps for UV disinfection systems used by horticulturalists at the forefront of commercial plant production in the UK.