Sterilization of fish farm water by UV light

Sterilization of fish farm water by UV light

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Caption: Water sterilization. Fish farm water being sterilized by irradiating it with UltraViolet (UV) light. The water is pouring from a chamber containing a UV lamp (not shown). Fish farms contain a high concentration of fish in ponds or pens. Such conditions are ideal for parasitic or infectious microorganisms. UV light is toxic and so a strong source will destroy water-borne microorganisms. UV light has a wavelength of about 300 nanometres (nm) and so is invisible to the human eye. It is present in sunlight or can be made artificially, and causes sunburn.

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Keywords: agriculture, animal, animals, fish, fish farm, irradiation, land use, livestock farming, pisciculture, purification, sterilization, ultraviolet, uv light, water, water sterilizati, water sterilization, zoology

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