UV Filtration for RO

Discussion in 'Protein Skimmers, Mechanical Filtration' started by Titanse, 13 Jan 2010.

  1. Titanse

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    Hey chaps..

    Just a question I have been thinking bout for a while now.

    I would like to put a UV filter on an RO unit. Will this help with water quality?

    Marco, also would like to know if you have the attachments for this?

    Thansk in advance
     
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  3. martin

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    Actually a good question, and never thought of this. Marco/Waterboy is the water expert. I would imagine that it would only be needed if water stands for a period of longer than a few days(2) or if the temp gets in the upper 20's but I am no expert and it would be interesting to see Marcos thoughts.
     
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    To add a spanner - RO, which is stripped of all the things that make it bad (like Cl) also makes it susceptible to freshwater bateria - wouldn't the addition of salt kill the freshwater bacteria?

    Our salt that we add is not straight out NaCl right? It is a mix of many elemental salts that closely mimic the salt in the sea that is caused by erosion of the continents, so I would assume (probably wrongly) that this would kill off any nasties?
     
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    Merda taurorum animas conturbit - Just kidding - dunno I thnk Maro is the right one for this question. You could be right but the bacterias these days have more IQ and resistance than we think..........
     
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    Yoh! Turn my own sig into a diss will you :)

    true about the IQ of bacteria though, problem is they are starting to work for government!
     
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    :):thumbup:
     
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    Tiger Woods is my Hero, since we know, he is putting much more holes, than we thought.

    If I had the stamina like Tiger Woods, to satisfy four or more ladies, where I would get the time from, to work for my living? I probably would make my passion to my occupation.
    That´s what I am busy with, right now. Sad enough, I got the breeding bug, instead of sex addiction.

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  10. Titanse

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    Mmm seems Tiger is making a come back, what with helping inthe Haita relief...

    Anycase Hopefully Marco can help out..... would like to know the effects of the UV on RO Water and if this would make a difference in WQ
     
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