Xylem Aquada UV Series Gains WRAS Approval

19.03.2014

The Aquada UV Series from Xylem Water Solutions UK has been granted Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) approval, and now meets all water disinfection criteria set out by UK water companies providing peace of mind and confidence to specifiers and end users.

Xylem Aquada UV Series Gains WRAS Approval

Aquada UV Series (Source: Xylem Water Solutions UK)

The Aquada UV system offers the latest environmentally friendly water disinfection technology and specialises in the inactivation of viruses, bacteria, parasites or other micro-pollutants which cannot be removed with simple filtering technologies.

The UV light technology used within the disinfection system works in such a way that no health-endangering by-products are formed in the water and the natural taste and smell of the water is also preserved.

Available in five different sizes and three different specification levels, the Aquada UV series can meet any individual requirement across industrial and residential sectors. The disinfection system is suitable for applications such as residential treatment plants and process water circulations through to rainwater harvesting applications and air-conditioning units.

Roger Webb, UV application expert at Xylem Water Solutions UK, said: “We have long believed that UV disinfection is the most effective method of water treatment, helping to replace or drastically reduce the use of chemicals, so to get WRAS approval is a big step forward. Traditional methods are fast becoming obsolete as some dangerous pathogens, such as Cryptosporidium and Guardia, are already very resistant to chemical disinfection techniques, so it’s imperative that the industry responds with the right technology.”

Roger continues: “There has been an increase in counterfeit replacement UV disinfection spares making their way into the UV market which is worrying for customers who may be buying poor quality replacement lamps. The use of genuine approved spare parts demonstrates that the materials and components used in the manufacture of Xylem’s UV disinfection systems do not itself contaminate the water. Given the number of counterfeit UV spares available, I would urge all specifiers to seek out genuine spare parts when specifying or replacing UV lamps for their disinfection systems.”

Source: Xylem Inc.

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