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UV-C LEDs provide astronauts with clean water in space

Astronauts on the International Space Station are drinking water that meets strict health standards thanks to UV-C LED technology.

UV-C is a type of ultraviolet light that emits radiation in the electromagnetic spectrum between 200-280 nanometres. It is invisible to the human eye and highly effective at neutralising pathogens, such as bacteria, viruses and protozoa. When pathogens are exposed to UV-C light, it stops their DNA from reproducing and duplicating, which means they cannot multiple, and deactivates them in seconds.

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