Fresh, clean water can be considered a luxury in the United States even though we expect that whatever comes from our faucet is safe. With incidents like the Milwaukee cryptosporidium outbreak of 1993, causing 403,000 people to become ill, not everyone wants to take that chance. Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation is a company helping homeowners have better peace of mind with their UV water purifiers.
In the June Qualified Remodeler, we introduced you to Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation’s Sanitron Ultraviolet Water Purifiers. These purifiers are a safe and dependable means of disinfecting and purifying water, without the use of heat or chemicals. As water passes through the Sanitron chamber, it is exposed to germicidal UV light and the genetic material of the microorganisms is deactivated. These purifiers can handle between 2 to 416 gpm.
“Our units are for killing bacteria and viruses in the water,” says Celeste Kopp, former salesperson and current treasurer for Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation. “Homeowners would want to use our products if they didn’t want to use chemicals. There are compounds that are created by chemicals that are left in the water and can be harmful to people as well as carcinogenic. Someone who was looking to not have that in their water might want to use ultraviolet.”
Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation was established in 1963 when the current owners bought an existing company. It got its start by manufacturing air purifiers that used germicidal lamps before moving on to making the UV lamps themselves. Today, the company’s facilities are three to four times larger and the offerings have expanded.
The Sanitron series is only one of the home water purifers that Atlantic Ultraviolet offers. They also offer the MightyPure and Minipure lines that are don’t have all the features as the Sanitron line, but accomplish the same end. Although each series offers a 1- or 2-gal. unit, these are generally used in whole house applications. There is also the Bio-Logic line that includes two filters and is designed to be mounted under the sink.
With over 40 years of experience in the ultra-violet sanitation market, Atlantic recommends using ultra violet products as close to the point-of-use as possible. Because UV doesn’t leave residuals in the water, there is the danger of the water becoming infected again.
“It can come into contact with bacteria in the line,” says Kopp. “We recommend that you flush the lines with chlorine before installation and turning on the UV to keep things as sanitized as possible.”
Atlantic Ultraviolet has a focus today on air and water purifiers for the residential and commercial markets. It is committed to looking for new and affordable ways for homeowners to sterilize their air and water into the future.