The 2013 Seminar on UV disinfection system design and operations in municipal drinking water applications was held at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China on December 19th, 2013. The event was co-organized by the Water Industry Division of China Civil Engineering Society and the National UV Disinfection Standards Commission. We co-sponsored the event, along with the School of Environment at Tsinghua University.
The seminar aimed for audience engagement by exchanging useful information, lessons learned, and experience gained from the successful implementation of UV in drinking water facilities in China. Another goal was to share ideas for writing and revising the China Municipal Drinking Water UV Disinfection Design Guide Manual.
Over the past five years, the use of UV disinfection for drinking water applications has increased significantly in China. Presently there are ten large-scale drinking water facilities using UV disinfection to safeguard their water (the majority of which are TrojanUV systems). Together, these systems treat a combined flow rate of over 396 million gallons per day.
The use of UV for drinking water disinfection in China is expected to grow as treatment plants increasingly incorporate UV into their process. We are pleased to play a part in the exciting future of UV technology in China and were honored to sponsor this event.