UV-LED for Primary Disinfection: Discovering ideal applications

No one wants to drink Cryptosporidium or Giardia.

How can small water systems cost-effectively provide safe drinking water without introducing harmful disinfection byproducts?

On September 10, NEIWPCC will host an online talk about some of the options for point-of-use (single tap) disinfection in communities where centralized treatment isn’t feasible.

The speakers are Souheil Benzerrouk and Hichem Hadjeres of Canopus Water Technologies, a New Hampshire-based developer and manufacturer of nonchemical water disinfection products.

They will cover the fundamentals of UV disinfection, including the process of bacterial inactivation and the significance of source water’s UV transmittance value.

Next, they will provide an overview of UV technologies, including LED, mercury, and xenon sources.

Finally, they will present the results of their recent study on using UV-LED for the management of bacteria and disinfection byproducts.

Benzerrouk is the founder of Canopus Water Technologies. He has 20 years of experience in product and technology development and 18 pending or issued patents.

Hadjeres is a sales and business application engineer with the company. His recently completed graduate work focused on the efficacy of LED and xenon based UV-C systems for water treatment.

The presentation section will be 45 minutes to an hour, followed by 15 to 30 minutes of questions and answers.

The talk is part of NEIWPCC’s Regional Research Initiative, devoted to sharing information about water-related research and techniques from around the Northeast.

Eligible drinking water system operators in Maine, New York, and Rhode Island may earn training contact hours (continuing education credits) for their attendance at the webinar (webinar name UV-LED for Primary Disinfection: Discovering ideal applications).

NEIWPCC does not directly or indirectly endorse any product by Canopus Water Technologies.

Register today for this free webinar.