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voodoochild7 10-27-2005 05:24 PM

Ultra Violet
Anyone ever heard about or thought about the possibilty of Ultra Violet sanitation? I'm thinkin' of buying a couple of small UV sanitizers and mounting them into a cooler not sure if it will work so I thought I'd check and see if anyone looked into it? Think of the time it will save forget about sanitizing agents just rinse out your bottles put the bottles or equiptment in the cooler plug in turn on forget it.

david_42 10-27-2005 05:32 PM

Dark glass blocks UV, that's why Corona is skunky & you use a lime to hid the smell. Don't think this would work.

voodoochild7 10-27-2005 05:37 PM

I have to do some research on this because you can sterelize water and they have uv lights for outdoor ponds and fish tank so if one can put on inline on their faucet instant sanitzed water for rinsing. From what i've read so far the UV will sanitize the water on contact. The dark bottles only block out some UV eventually the dark bottles will skunk too from my research. I'm wondering how long it would take with a fairly strong light in an eclosed area. I will ask my lab reasearch friend about this. Wouldn't it be great though. I'll have to do math I hate math.

Windaria 10-27-2005 06:29 PM

hide smell? Huh?

Walker 10-27-2005 06:47 PM

the strong smell of the citrus fruits hides other smells by simply overpowering them.

in beer, it can hide the skunky smell.
in seafood, it can hide the fishy smell.
in household cleaners, it can hide pet/smoke/etc smells.


Windaria 10-27-2005 06:52 PM

Yeah yeah, I get that... what I mean is skunky smells? Beer smells bad?

AHammer16 10-27-2005 06:55 PM

The uv water sterilzers work in small diameter enclosures i.e. a pipe. the uv energy is absorbed pretty quickly, it does not move far away from the light source. the uv light would also age the plastic in your cooler very quickly.
Aren't the uv bulbs pretty expensive any way?

voodoochild7 10-27-2005 07:05 PM

Leave me to my mad scientist dream you'll see you'll all see muhahahahahahahahahaha

Caplan 10-27-2005 07:21 PM


Originally Posted by voodoochild7
Leave me to my mad scientist dream you'll see you'll all see muhahahahahahahahahaha

Let's leave him to his schemes. Probably the cleanest fish tank in New Jersey......

El Pistolero 10-27-2005 09:16 PM

Bottled spring water is processed by "carbon filtration, uv treatment, microfiltration, and ozonation". Could it be that uv treatment alone isn't sufficient for sterilization?

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