News | March 25, 2020

Can We Use Adenovirus-Validated UV Systems For Inactivation Of SARS-CoV-2, The Virus That Causes COVID-19?

Ultraviolet (UV) technology is a physical process for disinfection by exposing bacteria, viruses and protozoa to UV light, rendering them incapable of reproducing or further affecting water supplies. Pathogenic viruses such as adenovirus, norovirus, rotavirus, and hepatitis A commonly occur in both surface and groundwater sources.

When faced with a pandemic such as COVID-19, timely risk assessment and action are required to prevent the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Additionally, these circumstances highlight the importance of water and wastewater treatment facilities to consider enhancing their treatment processes to provide continuous and permanent virus control.

This paper discusses evidence for SARS-CoV-2 in water and the possibility of using UV systems for its disinfection, providing information regarding the ability of a UV system, Atlantium's medium pressure Hydro-Optic™ (HOD) UV technology, validated to a 4-log virus inactivation per the U.S. EPA guidelines with adenovirus to effectively mitigate SARS-CoV-2 in water.

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Source: Atlantium