UV Technology is used widely in a diverse range of commercial and industrial applications. Markets can include food and beverage, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, semiconductors, recreational water, aquaculture, and more.

 

Food & Beverage

foodandbeverage_spotThe food and beverage industry includes a multitude of very diverse industries. These industries include bottled water, carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, crop irrigation, food packaging, meat and poultry processing, and dairy plants. UV technology aids the successful control of pathogen microorganisms. Disinfection is the most commonly used application for UV light in water treatment. The technology can also be used for ozone destruction, TOC (total organic carbon) reduction, and chlorine/chloramines destruction.

Applications for the Food & Beverage Industry:
  • Chlorine/Chloramines Destruction
  • TOC Reduction
  • Disinfection/Microbial Control
  • Ozone Destruction

 


 

Life Sciences

This industry includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology.  UV technology provides water free from pathogens and chemicals such as chlorine and ozone. FDA standards are stringently regulated in regards to chemicals and pathogens in the water for pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Applications for the Life Sciences Industry:
  • Disinfection/Microbial Control
  • Ozone Destruction
  • TOC Reduction
  • Chlorine/Chloramines Destruction

 

 


 

Semiconductor

recreation_spot This industry requires the highest level of water purity. UV technology creates ultra-pure rinse water which is virtually devoid of the undesirable TOC (total organic carbon). Residual TOC in semiconductor rinse water streams causes a haze over the wafer surface that contaminates the wafer and leads to wafer defects. Contaminants can cause defects to the manufacturer’s product.

Applications for the Semiconductor Industry:
  • TOC Reduction
  • Disinfection/Microbial Control
  • Ozone Destruction
  • Chlorine Destruction

 


 

Recreational Water

recreation_spotUV technology uses a non-chemical form of disinfection for recreational water facilities. Disinfection plays a key role for commercial, public and private pools, spas, and splash water parks. Disinfectants suppress or stunt pathogenic microorganisms. In the past, pool/spa companies used chlorine heavily, but it is no longer a practical stand-alone disinfectant or a safe, environmentally friendly answer.

UV technology inactivates many waterborne pathogens including chlorine-resistant cryptosporidium. In addition to disinfection, UV reduces chloramines and eliminates the strong chlorine smell. Swimmers appreciate the much improved air quality.

Applications for the Recreational Water Industry:
  • Disinfection/Microbial Control
  • Chlorine/Chloramines Destruction

 


 

Aquaculture

recreation_spotUV technology has many applications for fish farms, hatcheries, aquatic laboratories, aquariums, zoos and others. UV disinfection is used in the destruction of waterborne bacterial diseases, pathogens, viruses, and microorganisms. UV reduces or eliminates the use of chemicals while providing a clean and safe environment for ecosystems.

Applications for the Aquaculture Industry:
  • Disinfection/Microbial Control
  • Ozone Destruction