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  • Microwave UV - An everlasting lamp?

    Microwave UV Disinfection – An Everlasting Lamp?Many of you working in the water and wastewater industry will have observed the emergence of Ultraviolet technology as a player in the world of disinfection over the past 10-15 years. This article will provide a brief introduction to UV technology and outline a recent advancement in the field: - the generation of UV light using microwave energy ...


    By O2 Environmental Inc.

  • How to clean your UV lamp

    Cleaning Your UV Lamps and System It is extremely important to maintain your UV lamps and system to avoid problems which could prevent your UV lamp from curing. Firstly when handling a UV lamp we strongly recommend that you wear gloves, this will prevent contaminants such as fingerprints from sticking to the surface of the quartz body. To clean the lamp you can use a lint free cloth with either ...


    By Alpha Cure (UK)

  • Spectral distribution of uv light during aging of medium pressure UV lamps

    As part of a project to validate a UV reactor for disinfection of drinking water, the germicidal output of four medium pressure lamps housed in a continuously operating reactor was followed as a function of time. Spectra were measured monthly and were used in conjunction with radiometer readings to calculate germicidal fluence rates (using DNA absorbance weighting) at the radiometer sensor ...

  • Optimization of lamp arrangement in a closed-conduit UV reactor based on a genetic algorithm

    The choice for the arrangement of the UV lamps in a closed-conduit ultraviolet (CCUV) reactor significantly affects the performance. However, a systematic methodology for the optimal lamp arrangement within the chamber of the CCUV reactor is not well established in the literature. In this research work, we propose a viable systematic methodology for the lamp arrangement based on a genetic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Comparison Of Microbial Repair Mechanisms With Low Pressure And Medium Pressure UV Lamps

    Introduction It is well-known that bacteria and other microorganisms are capable of repairing their DNA following damage by ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Known as ‘reactivation’, it is a natural defense mechanism that has evolved over millions of years. Some microorganisms need visible light in order to repair their DNA (known as ‘photoreactivation’), while others can repair their DNA without light ...


    By Aquionics Inc

  • Prediction of advanced oxidation performance in UV/H2O2 reactor systems with LP-UV lamps

    Advanced oxidation processes, like UV/H2O2 oxidation, are important barriers against organic micro pollutants in drinking water treatment. In order to guarantee safe drinking water, it is important to be able to predict the reactors' performance to adjust the operating conditions to the actual influent water characteristics (like UV transmission) and lamp performance. Therefore, a design tool was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving vacuum-UV (VUV) photolysis of organic compounds in water with a phosphor converted xenon excimer lamp emitting at 193 nm

    A novel vacuum ultraviolet excimer lamp emitting light at 193 nm was used to investigate the degradation of organic micropollutants in ultrapure water and wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluent. Overall, light at 193 nm proved to be efficient to degrade the investigated micropollutants (diclofenac, diatrizoic acid, sulfamethoxazole). Experiments with WWTP effluent proved the ability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of pyrimidine dimers in the genomic DNA of Escherichia coli during photoreactivation following inactivation by medium-pressure UV lamp

    A polychromatic medium-pressure (MP) UV lamp was compared with a monochromatic low-pressure (LP) UV lamp to investigate the inactivation and the subsequent photoreactivation of Escherichia coli . An endonuclease sensitive site (ESS) assay was applied to determine the number of UV-induced pyrimidine dimers in the genomic DNA of E.coli in parallel with a conventional colony forming assay. more than ...

  • A method for determining the optimal discretization of UV lamps for emission-based fluence rate models

    A method for optimizing the number of segment sources needed to discretize UV lamps for fluence rate modeling and dose calculations when using the multiple segment source summation (MSSS) fluence rate model (FRM) is presented. An ideal location for determining the optimal number of point or segment sources was found using the multiple point source summation (MPSS) method with no reflection and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental study on colour removal from textile wastewaters using the H2O2/UV process with low- and medium-pressure lamps

    In this paper we present the results of an experimental study aimed at estimating the efficiency and comparing the operating costs of a low pressure lamp and a medium pressure lamp in the H2O2/UV process for colour removal. Trials have been carried out on the secondary effluent of a wastewater treatment plant which treats part of the effluents of one of the largest textile industries district in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Importance of measuring UV transmittance (UVT) for UV disinfection

    UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254 nm wavelength. UV light at this wavelength actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as cryptosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm. UV Disinfection Dose and UV Transmittance (UVT) The effectiveness of a UV disinfection system is ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • The Benefits Of UV Disinfection In The Pharmaceutical Industry

    The quality standards required for purified water in the production of pharmaceuticals have never been stricter, with manufacturers having to conform to an ever increasing number of international standards. Craig Howarth, Managing Director of Hanovia Limited, introduces a number of interesting new developments in UV technology for disinfection and dechlorination. ...

  • Treatment of winery wastewater by UV-A radiation

    Winery wastewater typically has a pH of 3-4, with COD (chemical oxygen demand) of 800-12800 mg/L, and Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) 1500-6000 mg/L depending on the vintage cycle. To date, there has been no general agreement on the most suitable method for the treatment of winery wastewater. On the other hand, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) based on various techniques offer a promising ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • atg UV drives value & performance into ageing UV systems

    Client: Dee Valley Water   Location: North West Description: Dee Valley Water choose atg UV to replace their ageing UV systems by retrofitting their existing infustructure. atg UV Technology were selected by Dee Valley Water to increase performance and drive value into their existing UV treatment facility by retrofiting their ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • UV technology - unique in water disinfection

    Due to its undisputable Success &  Efficiency in destroying Cryptosporidium and Combined Chlorine, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommend installing UV Systems It has taken many years of testing to convince the pool market that the most reliable and best available option for treating and disinfecting water is through using Ultraviolet (UV) technology. UV systems ...


    By ESCO International

  • LIT UV-system at Lofoten archipelago.

    LIT UV-system at Lofoten archipelago. The company UNIK in Norway has been successfully selling LIT UV-systems for almost four years. The company is based in Os, which is close to the town of Bergen. Earlier this year UNIK has sold and installed two LIT UV-systems in the Nusfjord water treatment plant. A technically good offer, respected references and good technical skills have finally leaded ...

  • UV set to dominate the municipal industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes. Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped.  Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • UV, a bright future for the water industry

    The use of Ultra Violet (UV) light has now become standard practice in most municipal waste water treatment processes.  Effluent is now starting to be recognised as a valuable resource, not a problem that needs to be dumped. Many waste water facilities are being renamed as water reclamation facilities, and whether the waste water is being discharged into a river, being used to irrigate ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Microwave UV: A New Wave of Tertiary Disinfection

    Currently UV disinfection technologies available for use in drinking water and water reuse applications typically utilize one of three types of mercury UV lamps. These three types of mercury UV lamps include low pressure, low-pressure high-output, and medium-pressure lamps. All of these lamps contain electrodes that facilitate in the generation of UV radiation. These electrodes are of delicate ...

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection For Water Treatment

    Introduction The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years.  The development of new UV technologies over this period has been a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology.  The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants ...

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