Aquionics UV Systems Comply with AWWA/ IUVA Guidelines for Municipal Water

Users avoid expensive modifications to bring systems in line with current guidelines

Erlanger, Ky. (February 14, 2013) – The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) working group has released a new communication related to low wavelength, medium pressure disinfection. Current users of Aquionics UV systems have found that their equipment is already in compliance, while other municipalities have selected Aquionics to help them avoid the uncertainty factors to account for low UV wavelengths.

Aquionics InLine+ systems comply with AWWA/ IUVA guidelines.

Aquionics InLine+ systems comply with AWWA/ IUVA guidelines.

According to the document, state legislators and engineers are now recommending the application of a correction factor for municipal drinking water medium-pressure UV systems to compensate for the effects of wavelengths less than 240nm. Pathogen surrogates used for testing have proven to react differently than actual target pathogens to these low wavelengths. Therefore, previous validation testing and modeling may have overestimated inactivation of harmful target pathogens. While Aquionics systems have always blocked wavelengths less than 240nm with the use of type 240 quartz sleeves, users of similar medium pressure systems not in compliance will be required to re-evaluate system sizing and possibly make costly modifications or purchase new equipment.

Since the Low Wavelength Document was published, Aquionics has won a number of new medium pressure UV system projects where owners are adding UV treatment for disinfection of cryptosporidium and giardia. In the past few months, the communities of Ronan, Montana; Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor (Maine); as well as the Canadian Forces Base Suffield (Alberta, Canada) have purchased InLine+ systems from Aquionics.

The InLine+ is a medium pressure, closed vessel UV disinfection system. It features simple installation and virtually maintenance-free operation with a standard automatic quartz sleeve wiping system, variable power ballast output and 3rd party validations for conformance to USEPA drinking water guidelines, NWRI reuse guidelines and has NSF approval.

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Aquionics Expands Manufacturing with New Location

Move allows increased production for new UV-Pearl UV-C LED disinfection system

Erlanger, Ky. (February 5, 2013) – To accommodate for its continued growth, UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has moved to a new location in Erlanger, Ky. The new facility is close to the international airport, and allows the company to complete more of its manufacturing in-house.

 Customers test Aquionics disinfection products in the new training center.

Customers test Aquionics disinfection products in the new training center.

Aquionics’ new location provides increased manufacturing space for the company’s disinfection systems for municipal, industrial, aquatic and laboratory applications. There is a clean room to accommodate manufacture of the new UV-Pearl, the world’s first disinfection system to use UV-C LED technology. The new location also includes a new training center for customers to test equipment and learn proper operational procedures.

The company’s new address is 1455 Jamike Ave, Suite 100, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Its current phone number and website address will remain the same.

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