UV Disinfection System cleans industrial process water.

Press Release Summary:

Installed horizontally or vertically, AF3 Amalgam System produces axial flow through L-shaped, elongated treatment chamber and can treat flow rates up to 256 gph. UV Lamps feature 16,000 hr life and operate at temperatures up to 104°F. Combining microprocessor-based control system with intelligent electronic ballast, system's Electron controller provides combination of controls, alarms, and clear indicators. Optional monitor allows constant measurement of UV intensity.

Original Press Release:

New UV Disinfection System for Industrial Process Water

(Erlanger, KY - 07/30/2007) - Designed for process water disinfection in industries such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturing, Aquionics' new AF3 amalgam* UV disinfection system offers a high microbial kill rate with low power consumption and low hydraulic pressure drop. Designed using CFD modelling tools, it is extremely flexible and can be installed either horizontally or vertically.

The AF3's unique configuration produces an axial flow through an L-shaped, elongated treatment chamber, increasing residency time and improving disinfection performance. It can treat flow rates of up to 265 gallons/hour (50 m3/hour).

With a life of up to 16,000 hours, the system's UV lamps produce up to three times the UV output of standard mercury low pressure lamps. A key feature of the lamps is their ability to operate at temperatures up to 104oF (40oC), compared to 64oF (18oC) for conventional low pressure lamps, without any significant loss of germicidal output and efficiency.

The AF3 also uses fewer UV lamps and less electrical power to generate a given UV output compared to conventional low pressure UV technology. Optimized for the delivery of drinking water disinfection doses, the germicidal performance of the AF3 is of the highest standard, satisfying international regulatory requirements.

To ensure the AF3 integrates simply and effectively with a variety of installation requirements, three levels of control are available, all with outputs linkable to building management or SCADA** systems. Combining a microprocessor-based control system with an "intelligent" electronic ballast, the system's Electron controller provides a versatile combination of controls, alarms and clear indicators.

An optional UV monitor allows constant measurement of UV intensity delivered by the lamp, displayed on the Electron controller's screen as a percentage. Intensity output can also be linked to the plant SCADA system.

A version of the AF3 built to cGMP*** requirements for pharmaceutical and sanitary applications is also available. Constructed using highly polished stainless steel with FDA**** approved seals, all welds are full penetration and 'bug trap' free. Tri-clamp connections also make it simple to disassemble and verify cleanliness.

Aquionics (www.aquionics.com), a Halma Company, is a market leader in the manufacture, application and development of UV technology for progressive, non-chemical disinfection and microbiological control. The company's systems are used in a wide variety of applications including food, beverage, pharmaceutical and semiconductor manufacturing.

*Amalgam = low pressure, high output UV lamps
**SCADA = Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition
***cGMP = Current Good Manufacturing Practices
****FDA = Food & Drug Administration (USA)

For further information please contact:
Greg Stanley, VP Sales & Marketing
Aquionics Inc
21 Kenton Lands Road
Erlanger, KY 41018
Tel: +1 859 341 0710; Toll Free: 800 925 0440
Fax: +1 859 341 0350
E-mail: gregs@aquionics.com / sales@aquionics.com

Website: www.aquionics.com

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