Podcast | August 13, 2014

The Evolution Of Low-Energy UV Disinfection

NEOTECH

Conventional ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is a great, but often expensive, solution for the destruction of pathogens in drinking water. All those lamps and power emissions add up. But what if you could perform the same job with 1/10 of the power used by conventional systems?

NeoTech Aqua Solutions has developed a “reflective” technology that maximizes UV output while drastically reducing the number of lamps needed per reactor.

Stephen Dunham, president and CEO of NeoTech, describes the impact of this potentially game-changing technology in this interview with Water Online Radio.

“Our system is about 99.8 percent reflective, compared to conventional UV, which is usually around 20 to 23 percent reflective. What that means from a power standpoint is that you’re able to do a lot more disinfection with fewer lamps. We have maybe 1/10 as much power consumption as a standard UV system.

“So when you’re talking about millions of gallons a day and lots of lamps, if you can reduce the power requirements by 10-times and reduce the number of lamps by 10-times — and the maintenance — it’s a pretty good value proposition.”

NeoTech’s reflective technology was first piloted and then validated in the field for smaller systems, but is currently in the process of being validated for large systems and high UV dosages. Hear the full story below.

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