A: Surface and airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and odorous gases such as hydrogen sulfide.
A: No – the ActivatedOxygen (O3) doesn’t penetrate the surface of the wastewater.
A: Most veteran RV’ers have discovered that flushing with plenty of water is just as effective as the use of chemical additives. In fact, enzyme-based chemicals take 5-7 days to begin to work, while the average RV’er dumps their blackwater tank every 3-4 days.
Formaldehyde-based chemicals, while effective, are highly toxic, require special handling and storage measures and can be harmful to the environment.
A: No. That’s because the UViaLite System produces a negative pressure situation (suction) in the waste holding tank due to the thermal updraft at the rooftop vent pipe. The ozone will continue to flow up and out the rooftop vent pipe because it holds a larger warm air volume than the drain lines in the sink or shower.
A: During the day, the thermal updraft at the rooftop vent pipe will continue to exhaust odors to the atmosphere. At night when the thermal updraft isn’t as pronounced, odors might enter the restroom when the toilet is flushed.
A: If a waste holding tank is accidentally gets too full, the rooftop vent pipe will become clogged, shutting down the thermal updraft that entrains air into the UViaLite housing. Without this entrained air, the UViaLite System won’t be able to produce activated oxygen. When the waste holding tank drains and the vent pipe is not clogged, the UViaLite System will operate normally.
A: Yes, but the perfume scent found in most chemical additives will be neutralized by the activated oxygen.
A: For optimal performance, we recommend annual bulb replacement.
A: We engineered the UViaLite System to ensure that ozone flows from the UViaLite housing, through the waste holding tank, and out the rooftop vent pipe. Odor and germ-free air containing safe, trace levels of ozone may enter the bathroom for 3-5 seconds when the toilet is flushed with the exhaust fan on.
A: The tubing that connects the UViaLite housing to the waste holding tanks extends well above each tank's respective flood line. This ensures that wastewater will never back up into the UViaLite housing.
A: No – Activated Oxygen (O3) is as natural as sunshine and will convert back to diatomic oxygen (O2) in less than an hour. The UViaLite System’s natural oxidation process doesn’t add or take away anything from the environment.