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Industrial Water Task Force

IUVA Protocols for Individual Markets

December 29, 2020

Currently there are only limited standards available with regard to UV equipment, and most are based on the EPA UVDGM. The goal of the project would be to develop a generic test plan that could be followed by all manufactures and translate these data sets into specific performance capabilities for various markets, based on the specific requirements of these markets.

Core Team

The core team would consist of five to nine members with representatives from the IUVA, UV manufacturers, and possibly academia and certification agencies (such as NSF, UL, WQA).

The charter of this group will be to develop the base standard for establishing the capabilities of UV equipment. The idea is to establish base testing that can encompass many applications, eliminating the need to test for every different flow, dose, and UVT that may come up. The data set would provide a calculated dose solution for each product. The efforts would include:

  • Defining a range of UVTs
  • Defining a range of flow rates
  • The use of CFD modeling for product family bracketing
  • The test methods to use, considering single variable methods
  • DL numbers for bacteria and organic contaminants, these would only come from published data

The core team would also be responsible for defining the roll out of the standard for specific markets. This would involve defining the market and the members of the market team.

George Diefenthal
CEO, NeoTech Aqua Solutions, Inc.
Task Force Chair

Market Teams

The market team would consist of five to seven members, including regulators, end users and manufacturers. The team would define the markets needs and define the parameters crucial to that market. These would include:

  • The bacteria or contaminants of interest
  • The log removal level or target concentration required
  • UVT levels
  • Define regulatory authority
  • Define flow rates

Initial Markets to Consider

  • Food and Beverage
    • May have several submarkets
  • Cooling Towers
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal care
  • Microelectronics
  • Commercial
    • Resorts and Hotels
    • Hospitals
  • Office buildings
  • Agriculture and Aquaculture
    • May have several submarkets
  • AOP applications
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