Hanovia Awarded €3.9m for UV Development Project

Eco-UV project aims to bring new UV water disinfection technology to market

Funded by Horizon 2020, the EU’s biggest ever research and innovation programme, ECO-UV has as its central objective the “demonstration and characterisation of an innovative UV lamp and driving electronics technology for chemical-free water treatment and disinfection”.


Led by UV industry leader Hanovia and partnered by three sector leading organisations: the premier research university Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany, DVGW, the German Gas and Waterworks Association’s Centre of Applied Research, and IVL, the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, the project brings together industry, academia and independent test and verification bodies.

The aim of Eco-UV is to develop ground-breaking UV technology for the treatment of industrial process water and other fluids with increased lamp life and greatly increased energy efficiency, providing a much lower carbon footprint and reduced environmental impact.

The project will prove the new UV lamp technology by demonstrating it in real applications, with full characterisation in terms of long-term stability, ageing effects and dose-response-relationship. The UV lamps will be integrated in Hanovia treatment systems and the performance of the whole UV system will be independently evaluated at DVGW and monitored for efficiency by IVL.

Testing protocols for different end-users applications will also be derived, which could act as the basis for a future standardised validation for industrial UV applications in the EU. A full Life Cycle evaluation of cost and environmental benefits in comparison to traditional UV technology will be assessed by IVL in order to ensure active uptake of the technology in the marketplace.

“This substantial award from the European Union represents a huge vote of confidence in the technical and economic ambition of Hanovia and our ability to deliver a new generation of highly efficient UV lamps,” comments Project Manager Jane Wallis of Hanovia. ”We are very excited to be part of this project, working with some of the world’s leading research, validation and environmental assessment organisations to bring to the market this new generation of UV disinfection technology and so help our clients around the world reduce their costs and carbon footprint.”
Eco-UV has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 641702.

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Hanovia Expands European Sales Team with Appointment of Matthias Boeker

To deliver a more localised service to its European customers and distributors, UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has appointed Matthias Boeker as its new European Sales Manager.


“The European market is key to our strategy,” comments Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director. “I’m delighted to welcome Matthias to our team. Based in Wiesbaden, close to Frankfurt in Germany, he will have responsibility for all sales to the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and swimming pool markets across Europe.”

Matthias joins Hanovia with over 17 years’ experience in the global water and wastewater industry, 11 years of which have been in the UV industry. He spent nine years with Wedeco in both technical and commercial roles across Europe, the Middle East and USA. For the last two years he has worked for Aquionics (Hanovia’s sister company in the USA) as the company’s EMEA Sales Manager. With an excellent understanding of UV technology and a strong business capability, Matthias is a great addition to the team.

He has a degree in in Civil Hydraulic Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Lueneburg, Germany.

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Creating a Heavenly Spa with UV Disinfection

Westin Resort’s ‘Heavenly Spa’ in Bali chooses Hanovia UV technology

Located in Nusa Dua, Bali, Westin Resort’s luxurious Heavenly Spa includes wet treatment rooms with steam showers, a hair salon, an indoor lounge and separate male and female wet areas with salt saunas, aroma steam baths and vitality pools.


As the water treatment regime in spas is so exacting, ultraviolet (UV) disinfection is often used as the cleanest technology available. Not only does UV destroy harmful microorganisms in the water, enabling controlled chlorination that avoids adverse dosing, it also breaks down the irritant chloramine by-products of the treatment process. This ensures the air around the spa is clear, without the industrial ‘chlorine’ smell often associated with heavily chlorinated water.

Based on extensive experience providing UV systems to high-end spas, Hanovia was selected by Barr+Wray, the main contractor, to provide the UV disinfection system for the Heavenly Spa. Barr+Wray also installed equipment for the pool plant and pool attractions, as well as the salt saunas, aroma steam baths and VIP steam showers. The Hanovia system features an automated wiping system that cleans the system and prevents the build-up of residues on the UV lamp.

Adding UV to the spa’s water treatment regime not only gets rid of harmful chlorine by-products but also saves money on the reduction of chlorine used. This reduction in chlorine usage is a real benefit, as it potentially reduces costs and makes the backwash water discharge more environmentally friendly. Added to that, UV-treated water is demonstrably clearer and there is less wear and tear to building structures from unwanted chlorine by-products.

Completed in December 2013, the Heavenly Spa is already winning awards. It was voted Country Winner in the Best Luxury Wellness Spa in the 2014 World Luxury Hotel Awards and also came in as a finalist in the Best Luxury Day Spa category.

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Hanovia Recognised by Chinese Award

Hanovia’s UV technology named ‘Great British Product’ at British Business Awards in Beijing

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to announce that it has won the 2014 ‘Great British Product’ award at this year’s British Business Awards in Beijing, China. Hanovia won the award for its PharmaLine and PureLine range of UV disinfection systems.
(Caption: Rebecca Kang from Hanovia’s Beijing office receiving the award)

“This is the first time we have won this award and we are absolutely delighted. It is a great recognition of the quality and reliability of our UV technology,” commented Wang Tao, Hanovia’s China General Manager. The award was accepted by Rebecca Kang, the administrative assistant at Hanovia’s Beijing office.

Organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China and the China-Britain Business Council, the British Business Awards recognise and promote excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour in the British and Chinese business communities. They highlight organisations who are achieving outstanding results and who demonstrate commitment to trade and investment in China. The Awards have grown in stature since the inaugural edition in 2008 to become a prestigious feature of the business calendar in China.

Hanovia’s PharmaLine and PureLine disinfection systems stood out from rivals as they are designed very specifically to provide effective water disinfection in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, where effective disinfection is essential and driven by legislation.

Mr Wang continued: “As a leading UV company Hanovia is dedicated to continuous innovation. Since we entered the Chinese market in 2005 we have successively launched a number of innovative products for the Chinese food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, winning unanimous praise from industry experts. This makes us extremely proud of the work we do.

“This year also saw us celebrate Hanovia’s 90th anniversary, so it’s a very special time for the company. We recently established an Asia Pacific UV Application R&D Centre in Shanghai and we will continue to innovate and provide better and safer UV technology to the Chinese food & beverage industry.”

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90 Years and Counting!

For 90 years Hanovia, tucked away in the Berkshire town of Slough in the UK, has been quietly innovating. From its early days making UV lamps for treating skin conditions to today’s high-tech UV water treatment systems, the company has always been at the forefront of UV science and, at 90, age is no barrier to innovation!

Hanovia is now a world leader in UV disinfection for applications as diverse as food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, brewing, electronics, swimming pools, buildings, ballast water and fish farms.

To celebrate its 90th anniversary the company hosted a celebration at its HQ on November 3 which was attended the Mayor of Slough, Shafiq Chaudhry, Rob Anderson, the Leader of Slough Borough Council, representatives from SEGRO (which runs Slough Trading Estate), journalists and ex-Hanovia employees.

After a brief talk by John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, about Hanovia’s long history – and looking ahead to the next 10 years – visitors had a short factor tour which was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony and lunch.

It was fantastic to see so many ex-employees on the day – and we were honoured that the Mayor was able to attend. Everyone found John’s talk interesting and the factory tour was the first time some of the visitors had even see a UV system, so there were plenty of interesting questions!

(Left-Right: John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, Rob Andersen, Leader of Slough Borough Council and Shafiq Chaudhry, the Mayor of Slough, at the cake-cutting ceremony)

(Left-Right : John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, Shafiq Chaudhry, the Mayor of Slough, Gunvinder Bhogal, Hanovia’s Marketing Manager and Rob Andersen, Leader of Slough Borough Council, during the factory tour)

Before Hanovia – the Slough Connection
Sir William Herschel first discovered ‘invisible radiation’ (infrared rays) in Slough in 1880. His discovery led to Johann Wilhelm Ritter’s discovery of ultraviolet radiation in Germany a year later.

Hanovia and UV
Hanovia’s history goes back to the early 1920’s, when the company started manufacturing UV lamps in Slough for medical treatment. ‘Actinotherapy’ or ‘artificial sunlight’ gained popularity after it was found that it cured rickets and helped in the healing of wounds. From then on, no hospital could afford to be without UV equipment. Hanovia was also one of the innovators of air disinfection using UV.

From those early days, Hanovia has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV lamps and systems for water disinfection in the industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping industries.

Hanovia’s timeline:
1924 – The British Hanovia Quartz Lamp Co Ltd is founded in Slough, holding various patents and manufacturing rights across the British Empire
1925 – The company starts manufacturing UV lamps for medical and other applications
1927 – Hanovia extends its operations overseas, appointing distributors in Australia, India and New Zealand
1928 – UV ‘artificial sunlight’ receives significant press coverage and front page news due to the work Hanovia was doing for medical applications
1931 – Hanovia starts publishing ‘The Quartz Lamp’, a quarterly journal reproducing the best articles in the field of actinotherapy
1934 – The company acquires land in Slough and begins building its own office and factory premises, which are opened in 1935
1935 – The company is renamed Hanovia Limited
1936-1939 – These years see the development of an entire new range of therapeutic lamps and a series of laboratory models based on a new UV ‘arc tube’
1939 – The company introduces ‘low pressure’ mercury discharge tubes for bactericidal irradiation
1939 – 1945 – Hanovia manages to retain its unique team of specialists and continues operation as an ‘Essential Establishment’
1942 – The company designs ‘high pressure’ UV arc tubes for use in high speed photo printing
1949 – By now, food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers across Europe are using Hanovia’s UV technology for bacterial disinfection
1950 – The ‘Biscayne’ domestic sunlamp is launched
1955 – The company introduces a portable fluorescent UV lamp for actinotherapy
1960 – A domestic room heater is launched
1981 – Hanovia is acquired by Halma plc, a FTSE 250 company with subsidiaries around the world, focusing on hazard detection, life protection, personal and public health improvement and environmental protection
1983 – Aquionics begins operation as Hanovia’s North American sales, marketing and service arm
1986 – Hanovia collaborates with the ‘North Sea Sun Oil’ rig to eliminate bacteria in seawater used for downhole injection
1987 – Aquionics installs the first UV system for drinking water treatment in North America at the Fort Benton, Montana Drinking Water System facility
1988 – Berson UV-techniek (founded in 1972) is acquired by Halma plc
1992 – The new low pressure WS 200 Series is introduced
1993 – Hanovia is the first company to gain approval for its technology with dose control from the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
1994 – Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter is the first in the UK to install UV for swimming pool water treatment (supplied by Hanovia)
1997 – Hanovia launches the ‘Photon’ medium pressure UV system with dose monitoring
2001 – The company’s technical expertise is recognised by a Queen’s Award for Innovation for the ‘SuperTOC’, a UV system for removing contaminants from ultrapure water used in electronics manufacturing
2004 – Hanovia launches the ‘CrossFlow’ UV system for municipal applications, which also receives USEPA validation
2006 – The ‘AF3’ low pressure, amalgam UV system is launched for industrial applications such as pharmaceutical and beverage production. The AF3 has a unique ‘L’ shaped UV chamber to optimise water treatment
2007 – Hanovia focuses on industrial applications while Berson UV-techniek focuses on municipal applications
2007 – The company opens a sales and service office in Shanghai, China
2008 – Hanovia relocates to new, larger premises in Slough, giving the company scope to significantly increase production
2009 – Hanovia wins the Ringier ‘Technology Innovation Award’ for the beverage market in China. The company subsequently won the award in 2012 and 2014
2010 – The company partners with Wartsila to produce a ship ballast water UV treatment system to prevent invasive species being transported in ballast water
2011 – PureLine, PharmaLine and SwimLine are launched to support specific market requirements in the beverage, pharmaceutical and leisure industries
2012 – The award-winning, 3rd party accredited PQ (Performance Qualified) range for the beverage and pharmaceutical markets are launched
2014 – Hanovia’s UV Application Centre is opened in Shanghai, China, enhancing the research and development of UV science.
Today – 80% of Hanovia’s business is export, with 20% of turnover coming from China

The future – As it turns 90, Hanovia is now widely recognised as a world leader in UV technology for industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping applications. The future is looking very exciting for a company that, while staying true to its roots in a small Berkshire town, is a global player.

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Are you attending Aquatech Amsterdam?

Then you could win a SteriPEN Handheld Water Purifier!

Are you attending Aquatech Amsterdam?

Are you attending Aquatech Amsterdam?

Just visit the Halma Water booth at 01.204A and answer 3 questions about our 3 UV companies.

If you don’t know the answers don’t worry – we’ll tell you! Then pop your answers into the box and we’ll randomly select the winner at 11am on Friday, November 8th.

The questions:
•    What Aquionics light source is used in its PearlSenseT product?
•    Which Hanovia UV system is validated and designed specifically for the food and beverage industry?
•    Why is Berson’s USEPA-validated InLine UV system the only large-range, ‘really safe’ product currently available?

Please note that only ONE entry is allowed per person – we’ll be checking!

We hope to see you at the show.

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Hanovia Appoints new Technical Director

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has appointed Mark Aston as its new Technical Director.

Mark Aston, the new Technical Director at Hanovia.

Mark Aston, the new Technical Director at Hanovia.

Mark has over 25 years’ experience in developing profitable products from innovative technology.  He has held senior director roles in engineering companies operating in the electro-optical and bespoke engineering market sectors, including traditional and solid-state lighting technologies.

His role in Hanovia will be to implement new technology and product development programmes as well as consolidate planning for continuous improvement of Hanovia’s unique range of UV treatment products.

Mark has a BSc (Hons) in Physics and Astrophysics, a DSc in Optical Physics and is a Chartered Physicist and Honorary Research Fellow of University College, London.

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Hanovia planning second UV industry seminar – this time in Indonesia

Indonesia event follows on from successful inaugural Dubai seminar

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia Limited is hosting its second UV industry seminar with ideas and practical advice on the use of UV in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, pools and leisure and building services industries.

To be held on April 11 in Jakarta, Indonesia, it follows on from the enthusiastic response to the inaugural seminar held in Dubai last year.

With talks by industry leaders and in-house Hanovia staff visitors will hear directly from experts about how to make significant improvements to their water disinfection processes by exploiting clean UV technology.

There will also be hands-on demonstrations of the latest UV systems and one-to-one consultation with specialist speakers and representatives from PKMG, an Indonesian engineer and supplier of process water technology.

In particular, the seminar will discuss performance qualified (PQ) UV systems developed specifically for the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Delegates will learn how these systems offer step-change improvements in process security and ensure better quality water in critical, high purity applications.

Date: April 11, 2013
Location: Hotel Mulia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Agenda and registration form: http://www.hanovia.com/indonesia-seminar-registration/#reg-form

For more information please contact:
Mr Gunvinder Bhogal, Marketing Manager
Hanovia Limited
Tel: +44 (0)1753 515300
E-mail: gunvinder.bhogal@hanovia.com
Website: www.hanovia.com

Ms Ying Xu, Asia-Pacific Manager
Hanovia Limited
Tel: +86 (0)10 6588 6200, Mobile: +86 1370 1235137
E-mail: ying.xu@hanovia.com
Website: www.hanovia.com

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Hanovia Appoints new Sales and Marketing Director

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has appointed Tim McDougle as its new Sales and Marketing Director.

Tim McDougle, Hanovia's new Sales and Marketing Director

Tim McDougle, Hanovia's new Sales and Marketing Director

Tim has over 20 years’ experience in the water industry and joins Hanovia from Veolia Water Solutions and Technologies, a subsidiary of Veolia Environment, the world leader in environmental services. At Veolia he held various senior sales and marketing positions in the industrial and municipal water/wastewater treatment sectors. Through extensive travel he identified new markets for the company in North America, Europe, Latin America and China.

Tim has a BSc (Hons) Degree in Environmental Science from the University of South West England.

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Hanovia’s PureLine PQ UV Disinfection System Wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

Hanovia wins Disinfection Technology category in Food and Beverage sector

UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has won the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the Food and Beverage Industry (Disinfection Technology category) at a ceremony held recently in Shanghai, China. The Award was given for Hanovia’s new PureLine PQ UV system which provides chemical-free treatment and water disinfection for the food, beverage and brewing sector. Hanovia previously won the Award in 2010.

Ms. Kathy Wang, Marketing Specialist for Halma’s water companies in China, receiving the Technology Innovation Award from Mr Lu Xianghua, the Secretary General of the Shanghai Frozen Food Association

Ms. Kathy Wang, Marketing Specialist for Halma’s water companies in China, receiving the Technology Innovation Award from Mr Lu Xianghua, the Secretary General of the Shanghai Frozen Food Association

(Caption: Ms. Kathy Wang, Marketing Specialist for Halma’s water companies in China, receiving the Technology Innovation Award from Mr Lu Xianghua, the Secretary General of the Shanghai Frozen Food Association)

The Ringier Technology Innovation Award is held annually in China and gives recognition to those who have made the most significant contributions to the industry though increased productivity, economic efficiency, production processes and the creation of market opportunities. The Award also demonstrates the companies’ continuous commitment to deliver quality products and innovative solutions to their customers.

“We are delighted to have won this award again” said Hanovia’s China General Manager, George Wang. “It not only provides recognition by China’s food and beverage industry of the quality of our technology, but also shows our dedication, as the industry leader, to keep innovating and providing higher-quality products and solutions for China’s food and beverage industry.”

The award judges were composed of an independent panel of key food industry leaders in China, including Wang Wei, Vice Secretary-General of the China National Food Industry Association; You Xin, Honorary Chairman of the  China Food Additives and Ingredients Association; Huang Shengming, Vice Director of the Committee of Experts of the Chinese Institution of Food Science and Technology; and Liu Xiaojie, from the R&D Centre of Wahaha Group Co., Ltd, and Lu Xianghua, Secretary General of the Shanghai Frozen Food Association.

Hanovia’s PureLine range offers the food and beverage industry an entire suite of UV treatment products optimised to meet the needs of their applications. Standard PureLine models are available for the disinfection of water, syrups, brines and for the de-ozonation of process water (designated D, S, B and DO respectively). The range is supplemented by the PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) system, which ensures the complete biosecurity of water systems. Tested and approved by independent, third party experts to the requirements of the USEPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) and benefiting from full flow bioassays conducted by independent engineers across a wide range of operating and water quality conditions, the PureLine PQ guarantees 99.999% disinfection.

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