With increasing concerns about public health and our environment, The IUVA (International Ultraviolet Association) 2017 Americas Conference drew a record number of attendees representing 28 U.S. States, the District of Columbia and eleven countries. The event focused on UV light as a proven, effective chemical-free disinfection process for water, air, and surfaces, providing numerous sustainability benefits to workers, communities and the environment. Although a regional event, nearly half of attendees visited from outside the United States.
The IUVA Americas Conference presentations focused on topics ranging from cutting-edge microbiological research, to the latest in UV light sources including UV LEDs; with attendees from academia, regulatory bodies, manufacturers and end user organizations. In addition to the event focus on water reuse and municipal water treatment, a unique panel discussion stimulated a lively discussion on “Fighting Hospital Acquired Infections and Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms With, UV-C--Industry, Healthcare, And Federal Collaboration.” A Best Student Paper Award was presented to Sydney Ulliman, the University of Colorado at Boulder, for her presentation on Enhancing Efficiency of UV Advanced Oxidation Processes via Iron Addition.
The next IUVA Event is the 2017 IUVA World Congress taking place September 17-20, 2017 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. For more information, visit http://www.iuva.org.