UV lighting for stored oil.

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UV lighting for stored oil.

Postby denson » Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:25 pm

I saw this on DSE's website, they sell a UV light and recommend it for storing VO for long periods of time. Supposed to kill bacteria. Is this just a way to get you to buy extra stuff from them or is there some actual science behind it?
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Postby WD8CDH » Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:58 am

It will "probably" work but I don't think that there is any testing to back it up.
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Postby BMW Fan » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:59 am

It works on water and that is a given.

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Postby WD8CDH » Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:06 pm

Yes, common for pool treatment and hospital water treatment but both are with circulating fluid getting very close to the UV source.
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Postby powerstroke73L » Mon Jun 09, 2008 6:48 pm

WD8CDH wrote:Yes, common for pool treatment and hospital water treatment but both are with circulating fluid getting very close to the UV source.


Ditto-they're also expensive to run. We have one in our fish pond filter and the difference in the electric bill is noticeable during the months (June-August) it's on. The pump runs from about late March to mid September, but the UV light only needs to be on during the hot months to combat algae growth.
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Postby denson » Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:21 pm

Sorry for not being more specific, it is a light/pump combo. Sounds like you could proably get one cheaper from Home Depot than their site though. But if it works on water it should work on VO as well considering that most of your bacteria would feed on the water in your VO.
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Postby WD8CDH » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:28 am

It's not the water that I would worry about with UV, it's the transparency to UV of the oil that will determine how effective it is in killing bacteria. If the UV can't get to the bacteria, it won't kill it.

But like I said before, it will "probably" work.
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