UV Water Treatment Articles

  • 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.

  • Cryptosporidium; Understanding the Hidden Danger

    Found in water supplies all over the globe, Cryptosporidium outbreaks are now becoming more and more frequent causing severe illness that can be fatal to vulnerable groups such as the young and elderly and in a number of cases has lead to costly and drawn out legal action. The problem is, whilst disinfection with chlorine effectively destroys other pathogens - it takes less than one minute to ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Cryptosporidium - Understanding the hidden danger - Case Study

    Understanding the problem Found in water supplies all over the globe, Cryptosporidium outbreaks are now becoming more and more frequent causing severe illness that can be fatal to vulnerable groups such as the young and elderly and in a number of cases has lead to costly and drawn out legal action. The problem is, whilst disinfection with chlorine effectively destroys other ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Comparison of ultraviolet light emitting diodes with traditional UV for greywater disinfection

    The current technological status of ultraviolet light emitting diodes (UV-LEDs) has reached a point where small-scale ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection applications, that is, for greywater reuse appear increasingly promising. This study compares the germicidal and economical aspects of UV-LEDs with traditional UV. Pure cultures and environmental greywater samples were exposed to different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cryptosporidium - understanding the hidden danger - Case Study

    Understanding the problem Found in water supplies all over the globe, Cryptosporidium outbreaks are now becoming more and more frequent causing severe illness that can be fatal to vulnerable groups such as the young and elderly and in a number of cases has lead to costly and drawn out legal action.  The problem is, whilst ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Disinfection performance testing of high-efficiency ultraviolet water treatment chamber

    When introducing a disinfection product which incorporates new technology, it is essential that the methods and testing used to quantify the performance of those systems follow protocols which are technically sound and which are accepted by the scientific and technical community within the industry. These protocols must be applied precisely and rigorously in order to ensure accurate, repeatable ...


    By NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.

  • Theoretical operation of high-efficiency ultraviolet water treatment chamber

    The NeoTech Aqua ReFleX water purification chambers are the most efficient and compact units  available today. They require an order of magnitude less energy and less than 25% of the system  volume to achieve the same or better purification result as competing chambers. This is the first in a  series of three white papers explaining the benefits of these systems. This paper ...

  • Experimental study of the degradation of 2,4-D induced by vacuum-UV radiation

    Vacuum-UV (VUV) photoinduced degradation of the herbicide 2,4-D was studied. A flow-through VUV photoreactor was used (i) in batch mode to study the kinetics of degradation and (ii) in continuous mode under steady state to analyze the potential utilization of this process in commercial applications. In both cases, the reactants were recycled to minimize diffusive resistances. Experimental results ...


    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 ...

  • Sensor Setpoint Validation of Reclaimed Water UV Reactors

    ABSTRACTReclaimed water ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection system can be a critical component of a multiple barrier approach for public health protection. Current control methodologies rely upon assumed end of lamp life factors and sleeve fouling factors, which often result in overdosing when the lamps are new and the sleeves are clean and underdosing as the lamps ...

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