Aquionics Broadens UV Disinfection Range With Two New Offerings

UV disinfection specialist Aquionics will be unveiling two new product ranges at this year’s WEFTEC Technical Exhibition & Conference in Orlando, Florida (booth # 3821). The first is its new OpenLine range of open channel UV treatment systems for the secondary wastewater market, employing a new type of low pressure high output (LPHO) amalgam lamps. The second is a new range of USEPA validated closed vessels, known as the AF-3 Series, also employing LPHO lamps. In addition, the company will be showing its validated, closed vessel medium pressure InLine+ UV system.

Aquionics UV lamp

The OpenLine Series has been designed to treat secondary wastewater flows over a wide range of flows and UV transmittances. Employing a new type of LPHO amalgam lamp that possesses a more stable output over its operating life, the OpenLine Series offers a neatly packaged solution that is pre-engineered for wastewater applications.

The AF-3 Series also employs high efficiency LPHO amalgam lamps, the largest of which has a maximum output of 500W, one of the largest ever deployed in a UV system. By employing CFD models at the start of the design process, the AF-3 Series is able to utilize the full benefit of the lamp output, resulting in a high flow per kW system efficiency. Validation work in accordance with the USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) has been completed.

The two new products compliment the highly successful InLine+ Series, which is specially optimized to treat high volume drinking water, reuse and wastewater flows and is validated in accordance with all major guidelines, including the USEPA UVDGM, the AwwaRF/NWRI* and the German DVGW** standard for drinking water. “It’s exciting to see our product portfolio broaden,” says Aquionics President, Bill Decker. “In launching these two new product lines we are able to offer our customers a full portfolio of solutions to meet their disinfection needs.”

A selection of Aquionics’ other UV systems will also be on display, including a transparent model showing the internal workings of a UV system, such as the lamp wiper mechanism. Experts will be on hand at all times to provide technical expertise and answer questions.

WEFTEC – 82nd Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference
October 10-14, 2008
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, FL
Aquionics booth #: 3821

* National Water Research Institute ( / American Water Works Research Foundation (

** DVGW (German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water) is the body responsible for industry self-regulation in the German water and gas and water supply industry and its technical rules are the basis for safety and reliability.

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