In the same way that exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun creates a skin cancer risk,
artificially generated UV light can be used to protect drinking water from dangerous microscopic organisms.

Demand for UV water treatment equipment is driven primarily by existing environmental and drinking water quality regulations, increased re-use of treated wastewater, and concern over chlorine’s toxicity.

Currently thousands of water and wastewater treatment plants around the world use mercury vapour lamp UV technology as part of systems designed to protect human health and the environment from biological pathogens and chemical pollutants.

The majority of UV water treatment systems are used to inactivate pathogenic micro-organisms. The Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) involves injecting oxidizing chemicals (typically hydrogen peroxide) into treatment water just upstream of the UV chamber to provide chemical treatment of organic pollutants. Both these UV water treatment methods are reliable, but involve high energy cost, high lamp replacement cost, and difficult, expensive lamp cleaning procedures.

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Typhon Treatment Systems UV LED Equipment
UV LED used by Typhon's technology


A light emitting diode (LED) is a semiconductor light source that was first commercialised more than 50 years ago. Now visible spectrum LEDs are significantly more energy efficient than incandescent and fluorescent lights.

  • The first commercially available UV LEDs that emit the wavelength suitable for use in water disinfection were produced less than 10 years ago
  • Developing a water treatment system using UV LEDs requires superior "optical" efficiency as well as electrical efficiency
  • It is not obvious how an array of UV LEDs would be configured to overcome the optical transmissivity losses (photons absorbed by the water prior to reaching their target) in a large cross-section, high capacity treatment reactor

Currently, although there are many low flow, or personal use UV LED water treatment products on the market, the potential for high flow rate UV LED water treatment has yet to be fulfilled. Typhon's technology was created to fulfil that potential.

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The founders of Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. and their associates spent more than a year studying the UV LED optical efficiency and transmissivity issue. The basis of our intellectual property, and in fact, the raison d'être of the Company itself is based on our solution to this problem:

Superior UV LED Solution

Our design solves the known critical UV LED optical efficiency and transmissivity issues.

Mercury Lamp Alternative

Our UV LED based design and technology is a viable alternative to traditional mercury lamp UV water treatment.


Computer simulated, independent laboratory tested, and prototype module tested.


After over a year of research our unique technology is pending patent approval.

Typhon's patent-pending technology represents a unique, cost-effective, low maintenance alternative to traditional mercury lamp UV water treatment. As the output and efficiency of UV LEDs advance, Typhon's technology will render mercury lamp UV water treatment obsolete. Contact us to learn more abour how our technology can help you improve efficiency and minimize costs.

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Why Typhon’s UV LED Water Treatment?

An optimally energy-efficient configuration of UV LEDs in a water treatment system,
will be first to compete with Hg UV, and will retain its advantage as UV LED performance improves.