uv water disinfection Articles

  • 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

  • Selling UV disinfection systems

    A potential customer has inquired about employing your services to install a UV disinfection system. You set up an appointment for an estimate and to determine what will be involved for the installation. As the customer looks on, you turn on the Real UVT meter and proceed to test a sample of their water. Within a couple of minutes your Real UVT meter has provided you with the UV percent ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • 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.

  • Importance of Measuring UV Transmittance for UV Disinfection

    UV disinfection systems disinfect water using UV light at the 254nm wavelegnth. UV light at this wavelegnth actually destroys the DNA of microbiological material in the water which prevents dangerous viruses such as crytosporidium and e-coli from reproducing and causing harm. Real Tech has several products that are commonly used to ensure the correct operation and performance of UV disinfection ...


    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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • New DWI guidelines for UV drinking water disinfection

    atg UV, has seen increasing interest in the application of UV systems for the treatment of drinking water applications since the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) released their ‘Guidance on the use of Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation for the Disinfection of Public Water Supplies' February 2010. With systems treating in excess of 2000 m3/hr daily, Ultraviolet disinfection is no longer an ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Treating Taste & Odor and Disinfecting Drinking Water with UV

    Cornwall is a city of nearly 60,000 people in Ontario, Canada. It is located on the St. Lawrence River, approximately 1,700 km from the Atlantic Ocean and 2,000 km from Lake Ontario. The city draws its drinking water from the St. Lawrence, a reliable and generally good-quality source. However, in the late summer and early fall, dying algae from algae blooms during the warmest months often ...

  • Closed vessel or open channel UV disinfection systems

    Ultra violet disinfection is now a standard feature in most waste water disinfection systems. UV has also been adopted by the drinking water community, as a barrier against the chlorine tolerant species such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The technology is widely favored due to its non- chemical nature, the fact that no subsequent de-chlorination process is required, and its ability to be ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Using UV to Disinfect Low Quality Wastewater

    This paper discusses the issues involved in sizing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for low quality water, such as those found in poor quality wastewater (primary effluents) or wet weather flows (combined sewer overflows). Discussions of UV reactor dynamics and the merits of bioassay validation are ...

  • 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 ...

  • UV Systems for Reclaimed Water Disinfection – From Equipment Validation to Operation

    The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) operate seven tertiary water reclamation plants (WRPs) with a combined treatment capacity over 200 million gallons per day (MGD). Although chloramination has provided reliable and effective disinfection, the Districts decided to change this disinfection practice at one of the WRPs to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation to minimize ...

  • Using UV for Simultaneous Disinfection and Control of Unpleasant Tastes and Odors in Drinking Water

    Algae blooms in surface water sources often lead to off-tastes and odors in finished drinking water. Because public confidence in overall drinking water quality is closely related to aesthetic quality, there is increasing interest in solving taste and odor issues.  UV-oxidation, the combination of UV and hydrogen peroxide, offers the ability to treat taste and odor (T&O) while simultaneously ...

  • Effect of water hardness and pipe material on enhanced disinfection with UV light and chlorine

    Limited studies have been conducted to evaluate synergistic benefits between disinfectants, although promise has been shown between ultraviolet (UV) light and chlorine-based disinfectants. This research aimed to determine drinking water quality factors that affect potential for enhanced removal of heterotrophic bacteria due to synergy between UV light and free chlorine. An additional goal was to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The effect of chlorine and combined chlorine/UV treatment on coliphages in drinking water disinfection

    Chlorine disinfection is a globally used method to ensure the safety of drinking water. However, it has not always been successful against viruses and, therefore, it is important to find new methods to disinfect water. Seventeen different coliphages were isolated from the treated municipal wastewater. These coliphages and MS2 were treated with different dosages of chlorine in drinking water, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Application of UV radiation or electrochemistry in conjunction with power ultrasound for the disinfection of water

    Formerly power ultrasound was not considered economically viable for water treatment on an industrial scale. This was based on calculations involving direct scale-up of power consumption in small-scale laboratory experiments. Attitudes have changed with the installation of ultrasonic devices in operational water or sewage treatment plants. This work investigates the effect of the following ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Demonstration and evaluation of germicidal UV-LEDs for point-of-use water disinfection

    Ultraviolet (UV) irradiation is a common disinfection option for water treatment in the developed world. There are a few systems installed in developing countries for point-of-use treatment, but the low-pressure mercury lamps currently used as the UV irradiation source have a number of sustainability issues including a fragile envelope, a lifetime of approximately one year, and they contain ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UV Photolysis of Nitrate: Effects of Natural Organic Matter and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon and Implications for UV Water Disinfection

    Nitrite (NO2-) formation during ultraviolet (UV) photolysis of nitrate was studied as a function of pH and natural organic matter (NOM) concentration to determine water-quality effects on quantum yields and overall formation potential during UV disinfection of drinking water with polychromatic, medium-pressure (MP) Hg lamps. Quantum yields measured at 228 nm are approximately 2 times higher than ...

  • Inactivation of human adenovirus by sequential disinfection with an alternative UV technology and free chlorine

    There has been growing concern over human exposure to adenoviruses through drinking water due to the extreme resistance of human adenoviruses to the traditional UV technology (low-pressure (LP) UV). As an effort to develop an effective treatment strategy against human adenoviruses in drinking water, we determined the effectiveness of sequential disinfection with an alternative UV technology ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Velocity Profiling Versus Checkpoint Bioassay for Performance Testing of UV Disinfection Systems

    As the recycled water industry is shifting from the use of theory based design of UV disinfection systems to a performance based design approach, there must be method for correlating the performance of one pilot-scale UV disinfection system to that of a full-scale system. Two methods for using existing performance data for the design and operation of future UV systems are presented in this ...

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