An Improvement for Ultraviolet Water Disinfection

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Chemical-free water disinfection is less harmful to the environment and to workers in plants of industries that depend on ridding water of pathogens – such as food and beverage, dairy, aquaculture and municipal drinking water providers. In other words, why use chemicals to get rid of chemicals?

A Hydro-Optic Disinfection system, developed by the Israeli company, Atlantium, appears to offer a more efficient method for industrial-grade solutions to water micro-organism purification, along with significant cost savings health protection. Filtration and ultraviolet light replaces using chemicals with great results.

The method, using quarts crystals, is able to achieve a uniform distribution of a high intensity ultra-violet light throughout a water sample. The crystals ensure that UV rays are lengthened and bounced back and forth, repeatedly, while engineering a hydraulic flow to make sure water flows in a controlled pattern that is timed to match the UV light distribution.

Sounds complicated, but according to Clean Technica, it all means it is impossible for any micro-organisms to escape detection and being dosed and eradicated.

Experts tell us the aquaculture industry is pursuing  pathogen-free water because high water quality means healthier fish, higher survival and growth rates and a reduction in the use of antibiotics.

water glassAlantium was founded in 2003 with the goal of  contributing to the environment by providing safe water disinfection solutions. Its customer base using the water purification installations extends to Europe, the U.S. Latin America, the Middle East and Australia.

Images: Eyeneer, Rob Wakefield

Luanne Bradley

Luanne Sanders Bradley is the West coast Editor at EcoSalon and currently resides in San Francisco, California.