UV Disinfection

UV disinfection is a physical, non-intrusive, photo oxidation process which uses UV-C light to inactivate microorganisms by destroying nucleic acids and disrupting their DNA, leaving them unable to perform vital cellular functions rendering the microorganism harmless.

UV offers a distinct advantage over chlorine-based disinfection because of its ability to inactivate protozoa that threaten public health – such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia – making UV disinfection an ideal treatment stage for Drinking Water, Wastewater and Water Reuse facilities.

UV light does not affect the taste, colour, or pH of the water being disinfected and, as such it is often used where conventional chlorine disinfection cannot be applied, such as process water for breweries, bottled water plants and pharmaceutical facilities.

UV-C light, often referred to as Germicidal UV, exists between 200 and 280nm and is therefore invisible to the naked eye. Naturally occurring UV-C rays from the sun are prevented from reaching the earth’s surface by the Ozone layer. However, they can be generated artificially and are central to the UV disinfection process.

DNA photo-oxidation using UV-C light

Typhon UV LED technology can be applied to a wide variety of applications and we want to speak to companies who are looking for new solutions where UV LEDs can deliver a game-changing outcome...


A Light Emitting Diode (LED) is a solid state  semiconductor light source which first became commercially available in the early 1960’s and by the early 2000’s had revolutionised the lighting we use in our everyday lives.

By selection of different semiconductor materials, LEDs can be made that emit light in narrow bands of various wavelengths through the visible spectrum and into the ultraviolet range.

LED4Pinpointing the most effective wavelength for a specific application maximises the efficiency of the process. This is particularly important for UV disinfection.

It is important to note that UV LED technology is developing very quickly. The progress of the LED industry is tracked by Haitz’s Law which suggests that Output performance increases by 20X and Price decreases by 10X approximately every 10 years.

Typhons integrated array of UV LEDs
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Typhon UV LED technology can be applied to a wide variety of applications and we want to speak to companies who are looking for new solutions where UV LEDs can deliver a game-changing outcome...

Typhon UV LED

UV Disinfection has been an essential part of municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment process for over 20 years yet  until recently the only viable option for generating UVC light on a large scale has been mercury discharge lamps.

Typhon brings multiple UV LED light sources into an integrated array which creates a very efficient UV rector and challenges End Users to look beyond the traditional methods of comparing different, but fundamentally the same, mercury lamp system, to understand the true cost of ownership of a UV system and to exploit the benefits that the Typhon UV LED System offers including:

  1. USEPA UVDGM validated performance
  2. Simple installation with reduced infrastructure and full off-site reactor assembly and testing 
  3. Instant ON/OFF and dynamic switching of LEDs allowing immediate adjustment to changes in operating conditions.
  4. Increased component reliability and reduced maintenance with no hard water scaling of quartz 
  5. Increasing Asset Capacity and Decreasing Operating costs through the life of the system delivering substantial whole life cost savings  
  6. Environmentally Friendly, Mercury Free disinfection, removing the need for glass traps and regulated disposal of waste.
The worlds first validated municipal UV LED installation
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Why Typhon’s UV LED Water Treatment?

An optimally 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.

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