Properly treated municipal water is the foundation of all communities. To meet the continuously increasing demand and quality standards, the need for sophisticated solutions has never been greater. Strongly relying on innovation and in-field experience, ULTRAAQUA UV has developed a wide range of UV disinfection systems to solve even the biggest municipal water disinfection challenges.
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Backed by 25+ years of research and innovation experience, our engineers and industry specialists offer a range of services to ensure optimized UV disinfection for your specific requirements. This includes engineering support, optimal UV system sizing for the selected application, 3D drawings, analytical support of water samples, on-site validation testing, and much more.
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“The UV disinfection system made by ULTRAAQUA adds a robust barrier against harmful microbes such as crypto, giardia, and other chlorine resistant micro-organisms that may exist in our drinking water facility. The system are very easy to operate and maintain”.
MR. YONG LI, PROJECT MANAGERRead more
“We chose the LUVT UV system as it possesses great disinfection and energy efficiency capabilities in low UVT environments which were required for the wastewater treatment process.”
FRANK NI, VICE PRESIDENT OF ECO-DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY INC.Read more
“In the Thai market, high-rise buildings for various uses have been challenged by stringent environmental regulation and limited space. When UV systems are well recognized as a compact, effective disinfection technology to overcome such challenges, ULTRAAQUA helps us beat world-class competitors by its robust design, high energy efficiency and unmatched lower running cost.”
WACHIRA PINTONG, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT NAM SOLUTIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTDRead more
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A common part of the drinking water treatment path is chlorine, which has unfortunately proven to lead to several health complications such as respiratory diseases. Additionally, while chlorine has proven to be ineffective against Cryptosporidium and Giardia, UV treatment can inactivate these pathogens easily with very low doses. UV treatment is capable of inactivating all bacteria, viruses, molds, and spores that may be present in the drinking water while adding no chemicals or by-products to the process.
UV disinfection is preferred for treating drinking water because it effectively inactivates all types of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, molds, and spores, without the use of chemicals. This means there are no harmful by-products like those associated with chlorination, such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). UV treatment also effectively targets resistant organisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia, which are not adequately addressed by chlorine. Additionally, UV disinfection does not alter the taste or odor of the water and does not create harmful by-products like trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs), which can occur with chlorination.
UV disinfection enhances operational efficiency by providing a disinfection method that is cost-effective in both capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX and OPEX). It requires less space than traditional methods and reduces the need for handling and storing hazardous chemicals. This efficiency translates into long-term savings and a lower total cost of ownership over the system’s lifecycle.
When UV systems are used in conjunction with a small residual of chemical disinfection, UV can potentially eliminate the need for contact tanks, significantly reducing operational costs and improving performance. This makes UV systems capable of being a primary treatment method, with a dual approach to ensure that the water is safe to drink.
As modern UV disinfection systems are designed to handle high volumes of water, they are suitable for virtually any scale. The systems can be scaled and customized to accommodate the specific flow rates and water quality requirements of different facilities, ensuring efficient and effective disinfection for large populations.
UV disinfection is a cost-effective solution for drinking water facilities, especially when taking long-term operational costs into consideration. While the initial investment might be comparable to or slightly higher than traditional methods, UV systems have lower ongoing operational and maintenance costs. They require less energy, have fewer mechanical parts, and eliminate the need for chemical purchasing and handling, contributing to overall cost savings.
UV disinfection offers several advantages for treating municipal wastewater. It is a safe and effective method that avoids the use of hazardous chemicals, eliminating the risk of toxic by-products such as trihalomethanes (THMs) and haloacetic acids (HAAs). UV disinfection is also effective against chlorine-resistant pathogens like Cryptosporidium and Giardia, ensuring a higher level of public health protection.
UV disinfection is indeed a sustainable option as it does not involve the use of chemicals and has a lower environmental impact compared to other disinfection methods. This means that it does not generate harmful by-products that can be released into the environment. Additionally, UV systems often have a smaller design footprint and lower operational costs compared to chemical disinfection methods, making them a more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution.
The UV systems from ULTRAAQUA UV are scalable to handle virtually any flow rates seen in municipal wastewater treatment facilities. They are engineered for both secondary and tertiary treatment stages, offering scalability and customization to meet the specific needs of each facility. This ensures that all treated water meets the defined safety standards before being discharged or reclaimed.
UV disinfection can positively impact the operational costs of wastewater treatment plants. While the initial investment in UV equipment may be higher compared to some traditional methods, the overall operational and maintenance costs are generally lower. UV systems have fewer moving parts, require less space, and do not need the ongoing purchase and handling of chemicals, which can lead to significant cost savings over time.
Yes, UV disinfection is effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The UV light inactivates bacteria by damaging their DNA, making it an effective solution for treating water that contains antibiotic-resistant strains. This is particularly important in municipal wastewater treatment, where such bacteria can be prevalent.
Most of the time, UV systems can be integrated into existing wastewater treatment plants with minimal modifications. UV systems are designed to be compact and can be installed in various configurations to suit the existing infrastructure. This flexibility allows for a relatively straightforward integration process, making UV a viable option for upgrading and improving existing wastewater treatment facilities.
UV treatment is effective against a wide range of biological contaminants in groundwater. However, it may be beneficial to utilize other treatment methods in conjunction, to achieve the required comprehensive water quality improvement.
UV treatment offers a chemical-free alternative to traditional groundwater treatment methods, avoiding the use of potentially harmful chemicals to reduce the impact on our groundwater.
UV disinfection systems are scalable to suit virtually any groundwater treatment application, providing an effective and efficient solution for groundwater protection. For complex cases, it may be beneficial to utilize other treatment methods in conjunction with UV disinfection.
UV disinfection can play a pivotal role in managing stormwater overflow as it is capable of neutralizing the pathogens and contaminants that can be present in such scenarios. This is crucial for preventing waterborne diseases and environmental contamination, especially in urban areas where stormwater can mix with sewage.
UV treatment benefits the environment by ensuring that stormwater released into natural water bodies is free from harmful microorganisms. This helps in protecting aquatic ecosystems and maintaining the quality of water bodies.
UV treatment is more environmentally friendly than traditional methods, such as chlorination, as it does not produce harmful by-products. It is also effective against a broader range of pathogens, including those resistant to chlorine, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia.
UV disinfection is beneficial for treating landfill leachate because it effectively neutralizes harmful pathogens and organic contaminants. This process ensures that the leachate, when released or repurposed, does not pose a threat to the environment or public health.
UV treatment is more environmentally friendly than traditional methods, as it does not involve the use of chemicals. Additionally, it is highly effective against a broad spectrum of microorganisms and can be more cost-effective in the long run due to lower operational and maintenance requirements.
Modern UV systems are designed to handle high levels of contaminants. They can be customized to the specific composition of the leachate, ensuring effective disinfection regardless of the contaminant load. For complex chemical compounds, utilizing UV AOP systems may be the best choice.