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Wavelength is the essential UV podcast, brought to you by the International Ultraviolet Association and IUVA-YP. Join us each episode as we break down world-wide news, technology trends, and professional development opportunities all around the use of ultraviolet light technologies for protecting public health and the environment.

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Wavelength - The Essential UV Podcast

by the International Ultraviolet Association and IUVA-Young Professionals

Join us each episode as we break down world-wide news, technology trends, and professional development opportunities all around the use of ultraviolet light technologies for protecting public health and the environment.

Global trends in wastewater treatment with Gary Hunter

November 15, 2023

Population growth, new and emerging contaminants, rapidly shifting regulations, and varied water and pollution sources make municipal wastewater treatment a constantly evolving challenge. What is the current technology landscape? What is the perception of UV as a technology option? What transformative wastewater treatment innovations are on the horizon? What are the prospects for young professionals entering this field? Today on Wavelength, Gary Hunter, the Global Wastewater Technology Practice Leader at Black & Veatch, joins Molly and Dan to talk about all of this and more!

IUVA News - September 2023

September 3, 2023

On today’s episode of Wavelength, Molly and Dan get you caught up on all of the recent news from around the IUVA. What do you need to know about the World Congress next week? Who won the IUVA Scholarships? What have the Task Forces been up to? Should the IUVA start an Instagram account? Join us as we dive deep into these questions, and more! Danmei Chen (co-chair of the YP Committee) also makes a surprise appearance on the show.

Achieving Consensus on Applying GUV in Public Spaces - Part 2

April 18, 2023

On today's episode of Wavelength, we are back with part 2 of our special series on the upcoming IUVA workshop Achieving Consensus on Applying GUV in Public Spaces. Dan Spicer and 4 more of the event organizers, Cameron Miller (NIST), Ashish Mathur (UVDI), Mairead Smith (ECRI), and Katja Auer (American Ultraviolet), discuss upcoming UV standards, stakeholder engagement, what they hope this workshop will achieve, and much more!

Event website: https://iuva.org/2023-GUV-WS (students can attend virtually for free!) Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com

Achieving Consensus on Applying GUV in Public Spaces - Part 1

April 1, 2023

Today on Wavelength we have the first episode of a special series on the upcoming IUVA workshop Achieving Consensus on Applying GUV in Public Spaces. Dan Spicer and 3 of the event organizers, Troy Cowan, Dr. Dianne Poster, and Dr. Rick Martinello, discuss the objective of the workshop, the pressing infectious disease challenges that led to it, and what you need to know about attending.

Event website: https://iuva.org/2023-GUV-WS (students can attend virtually for free!) Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com.

Live at IUVA Americas 2022

October 15, 2022

Are you wishing you were still at IUVA Americas? Never attended an IUVA conference and wondering what it’s like? On your morning commute and want to learn a bit about UV light? On today’s episode of Wavelength, Dan Spicer and Dana Pousty take you behind the scenes at the recent IUVA Americas Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio. They caught up with conference organizers and attendees about everything from what it was like to be back in person, the cutting-edge science on display, favorite events and tours, IUVA conference food, and much more!

Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com.

UV Solutions for Food and Beverages with Dr. Tatiana Koutchma

July 18, 2022

On today’s episode of Wavelength, Molly and Dan dive into UV for food and beverage safety with Dr. Tatiana Koutchma from @AAFC_Canada. Topics include: Dr. Koutchma’s path to studying UV in food science, biggest challenges with UV and food, targeting food safety vs. spoilage, advice for young professionals, and much more!

Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com 

Dr. Jim Bolton on the history of UV disinfection

March 9, 2022

On today’s episode of Wavelength, Molly and Michael are joined by the father of UV himself, Dr. Jim Bolton. The three discuss the Milwaukee Cryptosporidium outbreak of 1993, the best and worst innovations to come out of the pandemic, tips for early career professionals, and much more! Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com.

Dr. Ashok Gadgil and UV Waterworks

October 11, 2021

In the first of two parts, Molly McManus and Saketh Thanneeru sit down with UC Berkeley's Dr. Ashok Gadgil (https://gadgillab.berkeley.edu) to discuss UV Waterworks and his journey developing and implementing UV systems for water disinfection in low-income settings.

Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com.

In the second of two parts, Molly McManus and Saketh Thanneeru continue their discussion with UC Berkeley's Dr. Ashok Gadgil (https://gadgillab.berkeley.edu/) to discuss UV Waterworks and his journey developing and implementing UV systems for water disinfection in low-income settings.

Thank you to Light Sources Inc. for sponsoring today's episode! To learn more about what Light Sources Inc. can do for your business, check out www.light-sources.com.

UV in Healthcare Settings

April 19, 2021

Autonomous robots that find and disinfect surfaces with UV light. Auto UV that activates and disinfects rooms when unoccupied. Today, we’re speaking with Barry Hunt (@BarryHunt008) and Dr. Richard Martinello (Yale School of Medicine) about how UV is being used in healthcare settings, and the needs that are driving those innovations.

PFAS Contamination and Treatment w/ Dr. Erin Mackey and Dr. Jim Malley

December 8, 2020

Today, we are diving into the topic of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance, more commonly known as PFAS. We are speaking with Dr. Erin Mackey from Brown and Caldwell (Twitter: @brwncald | Instagram: @Brown_And_Caldwell) and Dr. Jim Malley from the University of New Hampshire (@UofNH) to learn where these compounds come from, why they are such a challenge, how they can be removed from drinking water, and what research is telling us about the future of PFAS control.

IUVA Recent News

June 8, 2020

On today’s special edition of wavelength, Michael and Nathan go over some of the recent news from around the IUVA, including COVID-19 Task Force updates, UV Solutions, and YP announcements.

Prof. Hadas Mamane on opportunities and challenges for UV water disinfection in southern India

May 10, 2020

Today on Wavelength, host Michael Hofmann is joined by Prof. Hadas Mamane, associate professor and head of the Environmental Engineering program at Tel Aviv University. They talk about the origins and evolution of Prof. Mamane’s career in UV disinfection research, and take a deeper look at her recent work on UV solutions for small water systems in southern India.

针对新冠病毒,国际紫外协会在行动! (The IUVA’s COVID-19 Resonse [Mandarin Chinese])

April 27, 2020

国际紫外协会一直坚信紫外线消杀技术可以在预防新冠肺炎的传播中起到重要作用。紫外协会的专家学者们也努力就如何安全有效的使用紫外线技术提供指导意见和建议。在今天的播客节目中,我们非常有幸可以请到国际紫外协会疫情特别行动小组负责人Ted Mao博士,给大家分享他们对于紫外线消杀技术在这次疫情中所扮演的重要角色的理解,以及特别行动小组的行动计划和成果。

COVID-19 episode 1: The IUVA’s COVID-19 Response

April 21, 2020

The IUVA believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a key role in reducing the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19; so, the association working hard to provide guidance on its safe and effective use. Today on Wavelength, we speak with Dr. Ron Hofmann, President of the IUVA, and Dr. Ted Mao, leader of the IUVA’s COVID-19 Task Force, about the potential roles of UV in this pandemic and the ongoing efforts of the Task Force.

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