Commercial UV Disinfection Systems2023-12-13T14:15:29+11:00

Commercial Water Treatment – The Complete Guide

Your business is a complex machine where every cog and wheel play a crucial role- figuratively and literally! Untreated water can be the grit that grinds your operations to a halt.

From smaller businesses like cafes and gyms to bigger operations such as agricultural facilities and manufacturing plants, reliable water treatment is non-negotiable.

This guide will show you the best commercial water treatment solutions because your business deserves the best.

UV Disinfection Systems

  • Guardian™


    Integrated water treatment solutions combining filtration and UV disinfection.

  • LED-Series™


    Innovative chemical-free UV water disinfection systems utilising LED technology.

  • MPX-Series™


    Performance-optimised medium pressure UV treatment for commercial applications.

  • P-Series™


    Versatile UV Water Disinfection for Aquaculture and Industrial applications of all sizes.

  • S-Series™


    Versatile UV water disinfection for moderate-flow Industrial and Commercial applications.

  • T-Series™

    Commercial & Residential

    Flexible UV disinfection solutions for storage tanks of any size.

  • X-Series™


    Compact UV disinfection for large-flow Commercial and Industrial applications.

Non UV Disinfection Systems

  • ABW-Series™


    Automatic backwashing screen water filters.

  • AQ Silver Ionisation™


    Residual disinfection for maintaining and preserving water quality using Silver ions.

  • HWC-Series™


    The sustainable alternative to conventional water softening treatment.

  • WF-Series™

    Comprehensive range of cartridge and bag water filter systems.

Other UV Disinfection Systems

  • AQ UV Disinfection™


    Swiss engineered & validated to DVGW, ÖVGW and SVGW

  • VR C-Series™


    The VR C-Series has been third party validated and certified by the NIPH (Norwegian Institute of Public Health) to the CEN EN 14897:2006 code.

  • VR LT-Series™


    The Van Remmen VR LT series, or the Low Transmittance series disinfects liquids with an extremely low transmittance.

  • VR SUV-Series™


    The Van Remmen Sanitary UV systems (VR SUV-Series) are specifically designed to meet the strict quality requirements of the pharmaceutical industry.

  • VR V-Series™


    The VR V-Series has been developed to ascertainably reliably disinfect water with a transmittance between 80% and 99%.

  • VR W-Series™


    The VR W-Series is a powerful UV system that reliably disinfects water with a transmittance (T10) between 40% and 60%

What Is a Commercial Water Filter?

A commercial water filter is a device that purifies water for business applications.

These systems come in various types:

  1. Silver ionisation systems
  2. Automatic backwashing screen water filters
  3. Cartridge and bag water filters
  4. Hard water conditioners
  5. UV light disinfection systems

Each system has a unique way of cleaning water, which we’ll discuss later.

Why Is Commercial Water Treatment Necessary?

First and foremost, commercial water treatment is necessary for public health. Untreated water can contain harmful bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants that could harm your employees and customers.

Second, untreated water can damage infrastructure and impact operational costs. Damage can include corroding pipes, affected boiler performance, and unsightly stains on surfaces.

Third, water quality directly affects your products and services. For example, hard water can affect the taste of coffee in a cafe, and poor water quality can jeopardise a product’s integrity in a manufacturing plant.

Lastly, there are legal implications. Many jurisdictions have water quality standards that businesses must meet, with non-compliance resulting in hefty fines or even business closure.

What Businesses and Industries Need Commercial Water Treatment Solutions?

  • Agricultural facilities
  • Breweries and distilleries
  • Chemical plants
  • Food processing plants
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Hotels
  • Laundromats
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Mining operations
  • Pharmaceutical facilities
  • Public pools
  • Restaurants and cafes
  • Schools and universities
  • Spas and gyms
  • Textile factories
  • Wastewater treatment plants
  • Zoos and aquariums

Types of Commercial Water Treatment Systems

Automatic backwashing screen water filters remove large particles like sediment and debris by channelling water through a screen. When the screen gets clogged, the system automatically backwashes to clean it.

Installation usually requires a professional setup due to the scale and complexity of commercial plumbing.

Maintenance is minimal due to the automatic backwashing feature, which keeps the screen clean without manual intervention. You will need to periodically check the system and replace the screen after extensive use.

These filters are a set-and-forget solution ideal for maintaining water quality with minimal fuss.

These filters are versatile solutions for trapping various contaminants, ranging from sediment to chemicals. Water flows through a cartridge or a bag filled with filtering media that captures unwanted particles.

Installation is generally straightforward as the system consists of separate parts that easily integrate into existing systems. 

Maintenance involves periodically replacing the cartridges or bags, usually done without requiring a shutdown of your entire water system.

These filters are an effective and low-maintenance option for businesses needing to purify water for multiple applications.

Hard water conditioners are essential for tackling mineral build-up in water– mainly calcium and magnesium. These units work by chemically altering these minerals or using electromagnetic fields to change their behaviour, preventing them from sticking to pipes and fixtures. 

Installation can be complex, requiring professional expertise to ensure the system integrates well with your existing plumbing.

Maintenance is relatively low, usually involving periodic checks and occasional media replacement if the system uses a chemical process.

A hard water conditioner will extend the lifespan of your plumbing and improve the quality of water in your business operations.

These filtration systems use physical barriers like screens or meshes to remove larger particles and sediments from water.

Installation can be straightforward but may require professional help, especially for larger systems or those that need integration into existing plumbing. 

Maintenance typically involves regularly cleaning or replacing the screens or meshes for optimal performance.

This system often serves as the first line of defence in a multi-stage commercial water treatment process.

As the name suggests, media filtration systems use various media types—like activated carbon, sand, or zeolite—to remove contaminants from water. Carbon, for example, is excellent for eliminating odours and chemicals.

Water passes through a tank filled with the chosen media to trap impurities.

Installation is generally more involved and may require a professional, especially to fit into complex commercial plumbing systems.

Maintenance is moderate, often requiring periodic backwashing and eventual media replacement. 

These systems are suitable for businesses tackling multiple water quality issues.

Reverse osmosis systems are advanced filtration solutions that remove a wide array of contaminants, including salts and bacteria. The system pushes water through a semi-permeable membrane, leaving impurities behind.

Installation can be complex and requires professional expertise to integrate into commercial plumbing networks.

Maintenance involves regularly changing the pre-filters and occasionally replacing the membrane itself. 

These systems are especially useful in industries requiring ultra-pure water, such as pharmaceuticals or high-tech manufacturing.

These filters focus on microbial control, targeting bacteria and algae in water systems. The process releases positively charged silver ions that disrupt the growth of microorganisms. 

Installation is usually specialised and requires professional help to fit seamlessly into larger commercial systems. 

Maintenance mainly involves periodic checks and occasional replacement of the ionisation chamber. 

Silver ionisation systems are particularly useful in healthcare settings or industries requiring stringent microbial control.

UV light disinfection systems offer a sustainable, chemical-free way to disinfect water. They expose water to ultraviolet light, neutralising bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens.

Installation varies in complexity but often requires a professional, especially for large-scale commercial systems.

Maintenance is minimal, usually limited to replacing the UV lamp annually and occasional system checks.

This innovative system offers a convenient, low-maintenance option for businesses needing water free from microbial contaminants.

Best Commercial Water Treatment Solutions

Here at UV Guard, we specialise in the following UV commercial water treatment systems.


This system uses light-emitting diode (LED) UV technology to deliver excellent energy efficiency, safety, reliability, and operational life.

What are the key features and benefits of the LED-Series™?

  • Compact design ideal for tight spaces.
  • Durable to withstand harsh environments.
  • Mercury and emission-free.
  • Destroys 99.9% of harmful pathogens at flows up to 6 lpm (litres per minute).
  • Long-lasting LED UV disinfection technology.
  • Low-maintenance.
  • 12V, 24V, and 240V models available with a battery back-up option.


Our MPX-Series™ offers high-performance medium-pressure UV water disinfection for flows up to 1000 m3/hr. It’s ideal for commercial swimming pools, water features, industrial process water, wastewater, and potable water applications.

What are the key features and benefits of the MPX-Series™?

  • Efficient variable power polychromatic UV lamp drivers.
  • Smooth automatic dimming for “Optimised” and customised “User Profile” power modes.
  • Commercial swimming pool chloramine destruction at flows from 10-800 m3/hr.
  • Drinking water disinfection at flows up to 1200 m3/hr and beyond.
  • Large 7″ HMI touchscreen for easy operation and monitoring.
  • Small footprint for horizontal or vertical configurations.
  • Interlock UV lamp safety device and UV reactor temperature management system.


The P-Series™ is a versatile system for aquaculture and industrial applications of all sizes, providing UV disinfection for saline waters, thermal fluids, and corrosive liquids.

What are the key features and benefits of the P-Series™?

  • Models to suit small and large flow aquaculture operations.
  • Schedule 80 uPVC and HDPE UV reactors suitable for saltwater.
  • Chemical-free with zero harmful by-products.
  • A range of optional controller features.
  • Easily connects to existing plumbing infrastructure.
  • 100% Australian manufactured.


This system provides robust UV water disinfection for moderate-flow (up to 50 m3/hr) industrial and commercial applications.

What are the key features and benefits of the S-Series™?

  • 26 models available.
  • Highly customisable features.
  • Durable food-grade 316L stainless steel UV reactor.
  • Multiple inlet and outlet options.
  • Internal flow mixer that optimises UV exposure.
  • Australian WaterMark certified (Level 1).


The T-Series™ is designed to protect stored water, liquid sugar, powders, or other substances from harmful pathogens in storage tanks of any size.

Installed in storage tank headspaces, the T-Series™ uses UV technology to disinfect the air, internal tank walls, and product surfaces. It can be submerged to disinfect stored liquids directly and also acts as a deterrent to prevent pests from entering tanks.

What are the key features and benefits of the T-Series™?

  • Multiple connection types with 316L grade stainless steel options.
  • Weatherproof and indoor UV lamp controllers available.
  • Easily scalable technology.
  • Simple ‘touch-button’ operation.


Our X-Series™ is a long-life, low-maintenance system ideal for liquids with low UV Transmittance (UVT), high UV dose requirements, and large flows (from 30-700 m3/hr and beyond).

What are the key features and benefits of the X-Series™?

  • UV reactor precisely configured to maximise efficiency and performance.
  • Low-pressure UV system with up to 16,000 hours of operational lamp life.
  • Multiple inlet and outlet connection types and positions.
  • Customisable Australian manufactured controller.
  • Australian WaterMark certified, meaning it meets specific national standards for quality and performance.

Other UV Guard Disinfection Systems

Our range of UV disinfection systems is extensive! Other options include:

Best Non-UV Commercial Water Treatment Solutions


UV Guard’s ABW-SeriesTM is a range of reverse rinsing or automatic backwash screen filters. The fine screen filters foreign matter, such as iron and suspended solids, to provide a continuous supply of filtered water. This screening also protects pipes and infrastructure from corrosion and sediment build-up. This system is ideal for UV disinfection pre-treatment.

What are the key features and benefits of the ABW-Series™?

  • Models to suit a range of flow rates from 4-200 m3/hr.
  • Filtered water is supplied even during reverse rinsing.
  • Patented reverse rinsing system quickly and thoroughly cleans the filter with a small amount of water.
  • Choice of timed or pressure differential automatic backwashing.
  • Stainless steel screens with multiple aperture sizes.
  • European approved.

AQ Silver Ionisation™

This system disinfects and conserves water quality using the strong bacterial effect of silver ions. These are added to the water via a simple electrolytic process, where a small direct current (DC) passes through silver anodes.

Treated potable water (water safe to drink or use in food preparation) can remain disinfected in tanks or bottles without the risk of bacteria re-appearing for up to six months.

Fun fact: NASA and the ISS use silver ionisation for treating potable water in space!

The AQ Silver Ionisation™ system uses low silver concentrations of 0.02 to 0.05 ppm (parts per million), which is well below the World Health Organisation’s recommended limits.

Another advantage of this system is that the silver ions are tasteless and have no smell, thus not affecting the water’s original taste.

What are the key features and benefits of AQ Silver Ionisation™?

  • The only water disinfection method, aside from chlorine, that provides residual protection.
  • Doesn’t lose effectiveness through evaporation.
  • No harmful by-products.
  • Doesn’t corrode piping.
  • Can be used in systems using ozone as primary disinfection to reduce the ozone concentration.
  • Works well at high temperatures- effective against Legionella.
  • Easy to use and service.
  • Low operating cost- uses approximately 20W only.
  • Minimum space required- as compact as 1m x 1m.


Our HWC-Series™ is a hard water conditioning solution that, unlike conventional water softening processes, produces soft water whilst requiring no electricity, salts, resins, magnets, or backwashing.

What are the key features and benefits of the HWC-Series™?

  • Multiple models to suit flow rates from 5 lpm to 420 m3/hr and beyond.
  • Easily installed inline within existing pipework.
  • Maintenance and power-free with zero running costs.
  • 24/7 operation with no interruptions to the water treatment process.
  • No added salt or other chemicals required.
  • Australian WaterMark certified.


The WF-Series™ consists of cartridge and bag water filter systems to suit small and large flow rates.

What are the key features and benefits of the WF-Series™?

  • Multiple models to suit a diverse range of applications.
  • Sediment and carbon cartridge water filters available.
  • Quality bag water filters able to catch particles ranging from 1 to 100 microns.
  • Polypropylene and stainless-steel water filter housings available.
  • Easy to install with a small footprint and standard connection types.
  • Quick maintenance with minimal operation disruption.

How Do I Choose A Commerical Water Treatment System?

  1. Identify your needs: Do you need to remove sediment, soften hard water, or eliminate bacteria? Knowing your specific water issues will guide you to the right commercial water treatment system.
  2. Flow rate: Check the flow rate your business needs, usually measured in litres per minute (LPM). Make sure the system can handle the volume of water your business uses.
  3. Maintenance: Some systems need frequent filter changes, while others are more set-and-forget. Choose one that suits your maintenance capability.
  4. Installation: Some systems are easy to install, while others may require professional setup. Consider installation costs and complexity.
  5. Budget: Systems vary in price. Balance your budget against your needs to find a system that delivers value.
  6. Regulatory compliance: Ensure the system meets local and national water safety standards.

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FAQs About Commercial Water Treatment

How Much Does a Commercial Water Treatment System Cost?2023-12-04T13:59:35+11:00

Commercial water treatment costs can vary widely, depending on the type of system and your business’s needs. Prices range from a few thousand dollars for straightforward systems to tens or even hundreds of thousands for advanced, large-capacity installations.

Be sure to factor ongoing maintenance and filter replacement costs into your budget when deciding.

How Do Industrial Water Treatment Plants Work?2023-12-04T13:59:24+11:00

Industrial water treatment plants start with pre-treatment for large contaminants, move to advanced filtration for smaller particles, and finish with chemical or UV disinfection to kill microbes.

How Is Industrial Water Treatment Done?2023-10-31T15:16:21+11:00

Industrial water treatment typically involves multiple stages, from pre-treatment to remove large particles to advanced filtration systems like reverse osmosis for finer impurities. Then, chemical or UV-based disinfection to eliminate bacteria and other microbes.

What Are the Steps of Commercial Water Treatment?2023-10-31T14:09:37+11:00

The process typical of a commercial water treatment plant involves the following steps:

  1. Coagulation: Chemicals are added to water to make small particles stick together, forming larger clumps.
  2. Flocculation: Gentle mixing helps the clumps formed during coagulation to grow bigger, making them easier to remove.
  3. Sedimentation: The water is left still, allowing the larger clumps to settle at the bottom.
  4. Filtration: The clear water on top passes through filters to remove any remaining particles.
  5. Disinfection: Chemicals or UV light kill any lingering bacteria or viruses.

With UV light disinfection systems, the commercial water treatment process is as follows:

  1. Water flows into the system.
  2. The system uses a mechanical filter to capture large particles such as sand and silt from the water.
  3. A media filter, often filled with activated carbon, traps smaller contaminants like chlorine and odours.
  4. The water then passes through a UV chamber, where ultraviolet light kills bacteria and viruses.
  5. Disinfected water exits the system, ready for use.

UV Water Purification Specialists

UV Guard was founded in Sydney in 2008. We remain 100% Australian owned and operated.

About UV Guard

Since day one, our success has been built on a powerfully simple idea: that a purer life is a better life – especially when it comes to safeguarding the world’s most precious resource, water.

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Every application is unique. We’ll work closely with you to ensure you choose the ideal UV disinfection system for your needs.

Do You Have Questions About the Best Commercial Water Treatment System for Your Business?

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The expert team at UV Guard is here to steer you toward crystal-clear waters with our UV and non-UV commercial water treatment systems.

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