One of the most recognized marks in water treatment is the NSF mark. NSF International is an independent certification organization responsible for developing the standards to which water treatment products are tested such as NSF 55 for ultraviolet (UV) disinfection devices.
When a UV system is NSF certified, it means the UV system complies with the strict standards and procedures imposed by NSF including extensive product testing and material analyses. As the manufacturer, VIQUA is also subjected to unannounced plant inspections and regular re-testing of our products to maintain the NSF certification. It is not a one-time event but an ongoing review process. NSF certification is recognized by regulators at all levels from local and state to federal and international. The VIQUA line-up includes several UV systems that are NSF certified.
You’ll see other industry markings on VIQUA products as well. These include CE and UL as market appropriate. Both of these communicate that the product is assessed before being placed on the market and meets safety, health and environmental protection requirements.
Designed to purify the water throughout your home, the VIQUA UV Max is a high capacity filter and UV purifier. This system is rated to treat an amazing 12 gallons per minute. Combines 5 micron sediment and taste/odor cartridge desgined to filter out contaminants including chlorine, pesticides, insecticides, VOCs, benzene, bad tastes and odors from your water.
Benefits of UV Disinfection
Short answer: everywhere! Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection of drinking water has been growing steadily in popularity, as people search for a chemical-free solution for ensuring their water is safe from microbiological contaminants.
The quality of your drinking water can change from day-to-day, season to season. Even if your tap water is safe today, contaminants can infiltrate wells and aquifers, and aging infrastructure can lead to an increased risk of contamination. In fact, boil water advisories are becoming more and more common, even in large cities.
Not all water disinfection technologies are created equal. For example, chemicals can be both dangerous to handle and potentially hazardous to the environment – and some waterborne illness-causing microbes are chlorine-resistant. Reverse osmosis wastes on average three gallons of water for every one gallon it purifies, and is no longer recognized as a barrier to microbiological contamination. Filters can improve taste, but they generally don’t treat microbiological contaminants. There is an option that addresses all of these issues: ultraviolet (UV) disinfection or UV water treatment.
* Chamber material - 304 SST
* Audible alarm mute button
* Lamp reset button
* Lamp age indicator
* Lamp operation indicator
* Power supply operation indicator
* High-flow sediment filter - 20”
* High-performance carbon filter - 20”
25.2” x 12” x 28”
(64.8 x 30.5 x 71.1 cm)
In/let - Out/let - 3/4"
Operating pressure 4 PSI - 125 PSI (27.5 kPa - 862 kPa)
Ambient air temperature 32°F (0°C) - 122°F (50°C)
Ambient water temperature 36°F (2°C) - 104°F (40°C)
Hardness (max.) 120 ppm (7 grains per gallon)
Iron (max.)0.3 ppm
Voltage - 100 - 240V AC
Frequency - 50 - 60 Hz
Max. current - 0.5 Amp
Max. power consumption - 50 Watts
Lamp power - 40 Watts
What is the Filter Replacement Schedule for the Viqua UVMax?
Replace the pre-filter approximately every 6 months or as needed
Carbon Block once a year or as needed
Replace UV Lamp once a year
Quartz sleeve should be cleaned when filters are changed and replaced only if damaged or cannot be cleaned.
Q: Can this system be used to treat iron?
A: No, all secondary contaminates including Iron, Sulfur and Manganese must be pre-treated because they will prematurely clog the filters used in this system. If you have any of these click here for information on iron, sulfur and manganese removal systems
Q: Can this system be used on City treated water?
A: Yes, this system will remove Chlorine and add extra protection from bacteria.
Q: Is it necessary to have sediment and carbon filtration combined with UV?
A: Yes, removing sediments and VOC’s prior to the Ultra Violet light stage enables the UV light to penetrate the bacteria. Sediments and VOC’s can inhibit the UV lights ability to kill bacteria and viruses.
Below is an installation diagram: