Ultraviolet disinfection systems - Validations / Approval Testing
We are committed to providing Ultraviolet disinfection systems that deliver the required amount of UV for a given application. This has become paramount as pressure increases on facilities to provide sufficient treatment. With this in mind, atg have invested in Bio Dose Testing on selected product ranges, enabling atg to offer "Validated" systems.
atg UV Technology have a large number of validated systems to ensure UV disinfection performance. Our validation testing has been carried out in accordance with the United States Environmental Protection Agencies, Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM). The EPA method is one of the most modern and rigorous testing regimes in the world, offering a number of benefits over other existing validation standards, such as increased flexible operation for validated equipment.
The US EPA UVDGM 2006 uses the mandate of the Safe Drinking Water Act to monitor emerging contaminants, under the Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Regulation (UCMR2). Aimed at water supplies originating from lakes, reservoirs, ground water aquifers and rivers, the purpose of the US EPA UVDGM legislation is to ensure populations are kept safe from emerging pathogens, such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. These pathogens are among 17 such species of microorganisms that are resistant to conventional disinfectants, such as chlorine. There are no microorganisms that are resistant to Ultraviolet disinfection
As an industry leader with considerable experience in supplying US EPA Validated UV systems for Cryptosporidium protection, atg UV Technology are well placed to support and advise all water companies on the application of the validated units into water disinfection strategies. These include: log reduction, RED Dose, installation into existing infrastructures, upgrades and retrofits, ongoing industry regulation and future product development.
atg UV have designed and developed a large range of fully compliant UV systems, specifically for municipal drinking water and waste water applications. Additionally, our experience in the US pools market has placed atg UV as an industry leader for validated swimming pool UV systems. For instance, thanks to atg UV’s close work with the New York Department of Health, it is now compulsory in New York State (US) to fit UV on spray-pad type aquatic features.