Accession Number:

ADA453967

Title:

Ultraviolet Light Disinfection in the Use of Individual Water Purification Devices

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Oct 2005-Mar 2006

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Soldiers deployed beyond traditional field drinking water supplies must have access to microbiologically safe water. Using Individual Water Purification Devices IWPDs is one way to provide microbiologically safe water in these situations. These IWPDs must protect the Soldier from acute microbial health threats. Understanding the disinfection capabilities of ultraviolet UV light to inactivate disease-causing microorganisms is important in protecting Soldiers, who are considering using this technology, from acute health threats posed by these microorganisms. This information paper provides an in-depth review of UV light for use as a disinfection technology in potable water supplies. This paper is intended to assist the reader in evaluating the disinfection capabilities of UV light-using IWPDs to inactivate disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and cysts.

Subject Categories:

  • Hygiene and Sanitation
  • Microbiology
  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE