Ultraviolet light (UV) has many uses. Some people tan their bodies under ultraviolet light. Dentists use ultraviolet light to cure certain types of polymers used in dental procedures. Parasites, bacteria and viruses can be inactivated to make water safe to drink and recreate in, and organic contaminates can be oxidized. For this article, the focus will be on the disinfection of swimming pool water using ultraviolet light.
What is Ultraviolet Light?