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Efficiency is key

Phil Bolton, water industry specialist at Watson-Marlow Bredel Pumps, explains how peristaltic pumps can deliver reduced cost of ownership

UVPS spells the end for chlorine

Water treatment is undergoing a major change with ever more stringent regulations on drinking water, discharge consent levels, water quality as examples. There are also regulations being driven by the EC to phase out the use of chlorine. This, coupled with increased public awareness, represents a major opportunity for UVPS, which offers a low-energy, non-toxic and sustainable water treatment technology. Professor Peter Robertson explains.

Driving forces

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