Monday, July 13th, 2020

Aquionics, Hanovia & Berson launch new UVC device for inactivation of SARS-CoV-2.

Halma’s UV Group of companies (Aquionics, Berson & Hanovia) today announced the launch of the AirLine UVv, a UVC device for HVAC systems ( that will help put an end to harmful pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19. Easily retrofitted into commercial and light industrial HVAC duct work, the UVv uses high 

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Schedule 80 PVC or Schedule 40 PVC pipes: What to choose when?

By Saumya Garg Based on the end use, PVC pipes come in varying sizes, colors and thickness. For most water transportation purposes, the commonly used PVC pipes are those designated as Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipes. Both Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 PVC pipes have the same external diameter, however, they have some key 

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Did you know that you can remove free chlorine with a UV System?

Chlorine is being used as the most common disinfectant in water treatment processes. Municipal water works are using chlorine as a residual disinfectant to maintain hygienic conditions within the public drinking water network, feeding both domestic and industrial consumers. In addition, many industrial users also dose chlorine within their water treatment processes, either to secure 

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

BERKO iLAC UV De-chlorination for Pharmaceuticals

Berko Pharmaceuticals are developing products to contribute to human health with a “towards a healthier future” vision for more than 30 years. In June 2019 they installed a PharmaLine DC PH 0300 for de-chlorination. The unit is used for continuous de-chlorination of a Pure Water Generator. The unit is sized for up to 12 m3/h 

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Bacteria Basics: Water- and Air-borne bacteria

By Saumya Garg Bacteria – the microscopic single celled organisms that are prevalent everywhere on earth. Amongst thousands of known bacterial species, the vast majority do not have any impact on us. The ones that cause most harm to humans are those that are either transmitted through water (water-borne) or air (air-borne). The mode of 

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Benötigen Sie Ersatzteile? OEM ist der richtige Weg

Von Saumya Garg (aus dem Englischen übersetzt) Ultraviolette (UV) Systeme zur Desinfektion von Wasser bestehen aus mehreren entscheidenden Teilen, die für eine optimale Leistung sorgen. In den beigefügten Wartungsdokumenten dieser Systeme sind diese Teile eindeutig angegeben und die Intervalle für Austausch und Wartung aufgeführt. Kurz gesagt, die Teile, die häufig besondere Aufmerksamkeit erfordern, sind: Ein 

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Measuring Wastewater Effluent Quality

By Saumya Garg Wastewater comprises of a mix of solids, dissolved matter, particulates, microorganisms, nutrients, heavy metals and micro-pollutants. This complex mix undergoes treatment at wastewater treatment facilities before it is released into the environment as wastewater effluent. Per federal guidelines laid out in the Clean Water Act, state and county water divisions set the 

Thursday, April 30th, 2020

How does Ultraviolet light disinfect?

By Saumya Garg Ultraviolet (UV) light is electromagnetic radiation that falls just outside visible violet light. Light visible to the human eye is made of radiation between the wavelengths of 740 and 380 nm. UV light comprises the 400 to 100 nm part of the electromagnetic spectrum, making it invisible to us. Categorically, UV light 

Monday, March 30th, 2020

What to do if your UV Lamp breaks

By Saumya Garg Ultraviolet (UV) light is generated when elemental mercury is vaporized. If a UV lamp breaks, this mercury is released into the surrounding fluid. Although it is a rare incidence, a UV lamp might break due to any one of several reasons, as below: Manufacturing and handling defects Power surges and/or electrical component 

Thursday, March 26th, 2020

Water Hammer: A look at the cause and effect

By Saumya Garg Water hammer is a hydraulic phenomenon that occurs when flowing water is abruptly stopped by a block in its path. Since water molecules have very limited compression capability, a sudden stop forces the water to move in the opposite direction, which is again slammed forward by incoming water and so on. This