Chlorine & Chloramine Destruction

UV treatment is a proven solution in the removal of free chlorine and destruction of chloramines (combined chlorine).

Chlorine & Chloramine Destruction

Chlorine is commonly used for the treatment of drinking water, process water and aquatic applications. However, in many industries and processes chlorine is unwanted due to contamination issues and other associated chemical reactions. It can impact the taste, odour and performance of manufactured products in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. It can also cause damage to water treatment infrastructure and equipment such as RO membranes. In these instances, chlorine must be removed.

When free chlorine reacts with organic matter in water, new chemical compounds are formed. These chloramines pose health risks whilst also being damaging to building infrastructure. Chloramines are a common problem in swimming pools. The notorious and unpleasant ‘swimming pool’ smell is caused by chloramines. They have been linked to health problems such as eye and skin irritations and asthma. The corrosive nature of chloramines also poses a risk for swimming pool infrastructure and HVAC systems.

How it works

UV radiation removes chlorine and destroy chloramines through a process called photodegradation or photolysis. Both Low Pressure UV lamps and Medium Pressure (polychromatic) UV lamps have been shown to be effective.

As this is a specialist process, every application must be discussed prior to any solution being recommended.

Related Products

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Case Studies

  • Combatting High Chlorine for Swim School Health & Safety

    UV Guard installed a tailored solution for improving water quality at a popular NSW swim school, bringing chlorine levels down to meet NSW Health requirements and ensuring a safer and more enjoyable environment for all.

  • Freshwater Systems Australia Case Study – UV Guard

    Discover how Freshwater Systems Australia and UV Guard's strategic partnership drives success in delivering water treatment solutions across healthcare, pharmaceutical, and domestic industries. Learn about our collective technical expertise, and commitment to meeting stringent water quality guidelines.

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