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Why UV is a Superior and Eco-Friendly Alternative to Chlorine disinfection
Tuesday, 4 June 2024
In the realm of water purification, the choice of disinfection method is crucial for ensuring public health and environmental sustainability. This blog explores the differences between using chlorine and UV technology.
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Why Using UV is an Environmentally Sound Idea to Treat Water
Thursday, 23 May 2024
In today's world, where environmental sustainability is paramount, industries are continually seeking ways to reduce their ecological footprint. One of the most effective methods gaining traction in water treatment is the use of ultraviolet (UV) technology.
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Alpha-Purify to attend IFAT 2024 - arrange a meeting now!
Thursday, 28 March 2024
We're excited to announce that the Alpha-Purify team will be making our way to Munich for the IFAT 2024 exhibition, taking place from the 13th to the 17th of May.
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Harnessing the Power of UV Light: A Sustainable Path to Clean Water
Tuesday, 27 February 2024
In our ongoing quest for sustainable solutions to global challenges, the disinfection of water supplies is a critical frontier. UV disinfection technology can be a powerful ally in the battle for clean water but how does it work?
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What's required in making a quality UV lamp?
Friday, 9 February 2024
Producing high-quality medium-pressure UV lamps for OEM’s and endusers requires experience and expertise. How is Alpha-Purify uniquely positioned to do this?
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Charting a Sustainable Future: Addressing Asia's Water Challenges with Advanced UV Disinfection
Tuesday, 30 January 2024
In Asia, a region marked by its dynamic growth and diverse climates, the state of freshwater and wastewater infrastructure is at a crossroads. What are these challenges and how can UV technology help?
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Download Your UV Lamp Reminder Today!
Monday, 22 January 2024
Keeping track of when to replace your UV lamps in disinfection systems can be a challenge. That's why we're created our UV Lamp Reminder Image – a simple yet effective tool to help you stay on top of your lamp maintenance schedule.
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Are UV and AOP Technologies Ready to Tackle PFOS/PFAS Contamination?
Friday, 19 January 2024
In recent years, the environmental and health hazards posed by PFAS, including PFOS, have gained significant attention. Removing these from our water remains very much a challenge.
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The Potential of UV Light in Methane Removal
Wednesday, 3 January 2024
Methane gas can come from both natural sources and human activities. The challenge is that an estimated 60% of today's methane emissions are the result of human activities which make it a major contributor to global warming.
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Ending the Year on a High!
Thursday, 14 December 2023
The end of a busy year can make each day in December feel like it lasts forever! But here at Alpha-Purify we were determined to go make December go with a bang!
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Top 5 Alpha-Purify News Stories of 2023
Monday, 11 December 2023
The end of a year is traditionally a time to reflect on the year's successes before moving forward into the new year. So let's take another look at 2023's top 5 news stories from the Alpha-Purify website.
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Aquatech 2023 Insights
Friday, 1 December 2023
Events remain an important way of connecting with the industry and this year we attended Aquatech 2023 in Amsterdam. Now that the dust has settled here's our thoughts on how it went.
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Alpha-Cure announce new Managing Director UK
Tuesday, 14 November 2023
Our parent company Alpha-Cure, the leading global UV lamp manufacturer is pleased to announce the promotion of Richard Cherry to Managing Director UK.
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UV light is contributing to enhanced horticultural production techniques
Wednesday, 11 October 2023
As we continue to grapple with the challenges of a rapidly changing world, innovation in agriculture and horticulture is becoming more crucial than ever.
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Can UV be a solution to the microplastic problem?
Tuesday, 22 August 2023
It’s clear that the world is changing, climate change and environmental concerns are becoming part of everyday conversations. Can UV light help deal with the looming microplastic problem?
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The Essential Role of UV Light in Treating Black and Grey Water
Monday, 7 August 2023
Water is a precious resource, and we need to do everything we can to conserve it. One way to do this is to recycle greywater and blackwater.
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London Marathon Charity Sponsorship: Alpha-Purify Catches Up with Billy Butler
Thursday, 3 August 2023
We proudly sponsored Billy Butler when he raised donations for the British Heart Foundation by competing in the London Marathon.
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Alpha-Purify strengthens customer service focus
Wednesday, 26 July 2023
Exciting News! Alpha-Purify has a new addition to the team! Say hello to Carlisle Hartley, our new Office Manager. With her fresh perspective and killer problem-solving skills, she's already making waves, enhancing our day-to-day efficiency. Get ready for some amazing changes ahead!
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Alpha-Cure Announce Promotion Of Berenika Bond To Commercial Director
Tuesday, 4 July 2023
 Alpha-Cure (the parent company of Alpha-Purify) is pleased to announce the promotion of Berenika Bond to the role of Commercial Director.Berenika has been part of the Alpha-Cure family for over ten years and has contributed enormously to t...
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International Day of Light
Tuesday, 16 May 2023
Celebrating UNESCO's International Day of Light with a brief overview of the various industries and applications of Ultraviolet light solutions for disinfection systems and processes that benefit everyday life.
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Meet the Team - Selling Across Borders with Ross Hayward
Tuesday, 9 May 2023
We put our questions to our International Sales Manager Ross Hayward of Alpha-Cure and Alpha-Purify to find out more about his role and the ins and outs of what goes on when it comes to International Sales as well as the UK for the UV lamp curing industry.
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Welcome to the Team - Esther Bronstein
Tuesday, 25 April 2023
We are pleased to announce a new member to our sales team, Esther Bronstein - Export Sales Executive. Esther’s appointment shows a continued investment in our growing brand as she brings her sales expertise to growing new sectors and territories overseas, as well as in the UK
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Alpha-Purify’s ‘world’ of UV technology
Tuesday, 11 April 2023
Alpha-Purify is much more than just UV lamps.
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Meet the Team - how Ian Williams is keeping our warehouse operating
Friday, 31 March 2023
This 'Meet the Team' is focusing on the warehouse and dispatch side of the business with a chat with Ian Williams who leads the team that ensures our customers receive their lamps on time and in the best condition possible.
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Let’s talk about why quality matters
Friday, 24 March 2023
In a global market facing pressure, there will be plenty of suppliers that will attempt to offer low prices to gain short-term sales success. When this happens the argument of price versus quality really comes to the front of a decision.
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Wellboats – the benefits of UV lamp-based disinfection systems
Friday, 24 March 2023
When fish stock needs to be transported by a vessel there is the challenge to keep the fish safely enclosed and in healthy water for the duration of the voyage. To do this it usually means using a ‘wellboat’.
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Lets talk! A new appointment to strengthen our connection with customers
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
Alpha-Cure is pleased to announce a further strengthening of its marketing team with the appointment of Jonny Kerrrison as our Digital Marketing Specialist.
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Meet the Team: The name’s Bond, Berenika Bond
Wednesday, 8 March 2023
With International Women's Day (8th March) in mind and the theme of 'DigitALL', innovation and technology for gender equality”, we sat down with Berenika Bond, Head of Global Sales to hear her thoughts on global sales, as well as to know more about her and her time at Alpha-Purify.
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Can you compare low-pressure and medium-pressure UV lamps?
Monday, 6 March 2023
The use of low and medium-pressure UV lamps in disinfection systems is a common occurrence. But to get to the point where a company or utility decides on the best solution to employ for their needs there are plenty of considerations to work through – including the choice of using low (LP) or medium-pressure (MP) UV lamps.
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What you need to know to order the right Quartz Sleeve for your UV system
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Alpha-Purify supply high-quality quartz sleeves for a range of UV systems, all crafted from the highest-grade quartz with premium UV transmission (UVT). But what's required to order them correctly?
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What you need to know to order the right medium-pressure UV lamp
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Dealing with UV lamp orders for disinfection systems is a daily, or perhaps we should say an hourly process for us here at Alpha-Purify. But we appreciate this may not be that regular an occurrence for our customers who come to us to order their replacement lamps.
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Meet The Team - Paula Cherry has stock and material planning under control
Tuesday, 24 January 2023
We continue our Q&A series with Alpha-Cure team members with some quick-fire questions on all things production and material planning.
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Meet the team – Agnes Sopel on why process and quality are central to efficient processes
Friday, 2 December 2022
We love taking time out to talk to our team members to better understand what they do and how it all adds to the effectiveness of Alpha-Purify’s operations. This month we’ve delved into how we keep our processes efficient, and the quality of what we do high.
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Where UV technology fits into the drinking water treatment process
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
We’ve previously explored why ultraviolet light can be so beneficial in helping treat drinking water (see link below) but where does the UV technology fit into the whole process?
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PFAS destruction techniques – can UV be part of a solution?
Tuesday, 1 November 2022
PFAS stands for a group of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Known as forever chemicals, PFAS are incredibly durable and do not break down over time which means they are now attracting international attention over the environmental impact PFAS are having on our water supplies.
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Meet the team: Russell Ellis gets technical on why R&D is crucial
Monday, 31 October 2022
Over the past few months, we have written blogs and shown infographics exploring the importance of research and development to the Alpha-Purify business.
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Why using high-quality ultraviolet lamps matters
Wednesday, 12 October 2022
With the use of UV lamps widespread across many applications, it’s worth understanding why it’s important to consider the manufacturing quality of an ultraviolet lamp.
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Meet the team: Milly Beavan, paperwork is never boring!
Monday, 3 October 2022
For this Meet The Team post we are back in the Alpha-Purify office chatting with the admin team who are the wheels that keep the products moving and delivered to our customers. Without them, nothing would leave the building!!
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The lifecycle of a medium pressure UV lamp
Friday, 2 September 2022
Here at Alpha-Purify, we are proud of the quality and manufacturing standards of our medium-pressure UV lamps. And to help illustrate this we have created this infographic showing the lifecycle of our lamps from R&D through to recycling.
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Meet the team: Richard Cherry, keeping our UK factory ticking over
Friday, 2 September 2022
In the 2nd of our series of talking to members of the Alpha-Purify family, we’ve had a chat with Richard Cherry. Richard is responsible for all the activity in our UK factory as well as having huge amounts of knowledge on how to build a perfect UV lamp.
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Tomorrow’s FM today!
Monday, 15 August 2022
In the August 2022 edition of Tomorrow’s FM magazine our very own Head of Global Sales, Berenika Bond, takes a look at how UV technology could be one of the best ways to help improve air quality and increase employee safety when returning back into the office environment.
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Meet The Team: Tracy Pitts, our office go-to hero
Friday, 12 August 2022
In a series of ‘Meet The Team’ blogs we will be chatting with various members of the Alpha-Cure / Alpha-Purify team.
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New ideas to enhance visitor safety in waiting rooms.
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
The removal of COVID-19 restrictions in the spring of this year brought with it some interesting reactions. For many people, it was a sign that life could start to return to normal, but for others, this created mixed feelings.
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COVID-19, sick building syndrome and good air quality
Friday, 22 July 2022
The phrase ‘learning to live with COVID-19’ is something we are hearing more and more as the UK starts to come to terms with new ways of working including hybrid office/home-based roles.
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Working with OEMs – you never stop learning
Wednesday, 20 July 2022
After 25 years of successful manufacturing of UV lamps for a number of industries and applications, you would think that we have seen it all.
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Success Stories – Durr Dental
Monday, 18 July 2022
Dürr Dental ensures continued operations with improved office safety
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Finding ways to mitigate new waves of COVID-19
Monday, 27 June 2022
COVID-19 has now been part of our lives for over two years, and much of the world is now trying to move into a ‘living with COVID-19’ way of life.
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5 Main Ways Water is Purified
Monday, 20 June 2022
The availability of clean and safe water is a luxury the majority of us around the world presently enjoy. But how often do you think about it? Many of us have never had to worry about how safe our water is to drink, wash with or swim. That’s because we have processes in place to filter and clean our water before it reaches us for consumption.
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Water Treatment – UV Technology vs Chemicals
Friday, 17 June 2022
As is natural for global industries such as the ones Alpha-Purify operate in, there are always going to be different ways and continuing development of ideas that change the way we do things.
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Welcome to the team
Thursday, 5 May 2022
It’s great to be able to share with you that we have strengthened the Alpha-Cure and Alpha-Purify sales and marketing teams with the recent additions of Hayley Waddoups, Sales Administrator, and Andrew Rhodes, Senior Marketing Manager.
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The Right Dose for UV Disinfection
Tuesday, 15 March 2022
UV is recognised* as a viable means of water, air and surface disinfection. UV systems that emit UV-C light are used around the world in industries like drinking water and wastewater treatment.
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How Is Aquaculture Helping with Overfishing and Destructive Fishing Practices?
Thursday, 17 February 2022
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food production sector in the world and will play an important role in helping to feed a growing population of nearly 8 billion people.
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Success Stories – How A Local Salon Is Staying Safe Through the Pandemic!
Tuesday, 15 February 2022
Cleaning surfaces and wearing masks have been a part of our lives now since 2020 but so too has UV air purification technology, which has grown in popularity since the pandemic began two years ago.
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Five Ways UV Is Used Every Day
Tuesday, 7 December 2021
UV technology is in our lives far more than you probably realise. There are a growing number of industries that use UV light as part of their disinfection applications for process, drinking and wastewater to help provide their customers with clean and safe water.
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How UV Technology Helps Save Our Oceans!
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Ships float on the ocean, (unless there is a hole letting in all the water). Install an engine, propeller and a hearty crew, and your ship will travel anywhere around the world where the water is deep enough. Sounds simple, right? Well, there is a little more involved than wearing a fancy hat and knowing the difference between “port” and “starboard.”
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Alpha-Cure celebrates 25 successful years
Thursday, 1 April 2021
Here at Alpha-Cure, we are thrilled to be celebrating our 25th anniversary. To commemorate this impressive milestone, we want to share how Alpha-Cure evolved from humble beginnings into a specialist manufacturer of UV Lamps, working with leading manufacturers across the globe.
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Using UV technology to create clean and safe future
Friday, 2 October 2020
In response to our customer requirements Alpha-Purify has introduced a range of ultraviolet disinfection systems for treatment of air and surfaces. These systems have been designed to provide effective and efficient disinfection using UV technology.
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UV Technology and its role in fighting against COVID-19
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
UV technology has been steadily taking over the disinfection market and is projected to grow from USD 2.9 billion in 2020 to USD 5.3 billion by 2025, but why?
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Could UV be the answer to the superbug epidemic
Thursday, 27 February 2020
In a world where drug-resistant superbugs are becoming a major concern and new strains of Coronavirus are being established daily, it’s important to load up your armoury with the correct tools to combat this and UV technology might be the answer to that.
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What is desalination and how does UV assist the process?
Thursday, 9 January 2020
Desalination is a process that removes the mineral components (salt and minerals) from saline water. This enables waste water and seawater to be reused without health and agriculture implications, creating a safe and clean future.
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How can we use UV technology to reduce the concentration of TOCs in systems
Thursday, 3 October 2019
To achieve ultrapure water for applications that require it, such as those in the pharmaceutical, semiconductor and microelectronic industry, the correct level of disinfection is required.
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Success Stories – Samson Brewery
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
UV disinfection is the technology of choice at Brewers SAMSON in the south of the Czech Republic. This company sources their water from wells and treats it with UV to ensure it meets the health and safety demands around purification.
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The benefits of UV as an alternative to thermal technology in the dairy industry
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Here at Alpha- Purify, we encourage the use of ultraviolet (UV) light applications in the food industry as an alternative to thermal technology.
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Maritime waste water treatment using UV technology
Wednesday, 27 March 2019
UV disinfection is a chemical-free method of ensuring water is clean, safe and complies with wastewater discharge regulations from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
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Find out why UV light is a key emerging technology for infection control in healthcare environments
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
To improve their disinfection practices, hospitals are beginning to explore UV systems as a way of lowering hospital-acquired infections (HAI) in their patients, making the environment safer and the disinfection process more effective.
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The use of UV light to boost the levels of vitamin D in mushrooms
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Vitamin D enables the body to absorb calcium and helps to regulate the levels of calcium and phosphate in the body, ensuring strong and healthy bones.
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Q & A for Ballast Water Management within your yachts or ships
Wednesday, 5 December 2018
What is ballast water?Ballast water can be either fresh or salt water, which is held in tanks and cargo holds of ships to increase their stability and manoeuvrability during transit.This ballast water is discharged by ships when they reach their...
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Comparing UV disinfection against electrochlorination for ballast water treatment
Wednesday, 14 November 2018
On the 8th September 2017, Ballast Water Convention (BWC) regulations came into force for all sea going ships greater than 400gt.
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Medium Pressure UV Lamps used to disinfect Swimming Pools
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Swimming pool water requires careful treatment to ensure that it is safe for people to enjoy, and traditionally that meant adding chlorine or bromine.
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Low or Medium-Pressure UV Lamps – Which is better for water disinfection?
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
There are two different types of UV lamps that are most commonly used to help purify water in disinfection systems, low-pressure lamps and medium-pressure lamps. So, what are the pros and cons of each, and which is better for water disinfection?
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UV Lamps are helping to provide clean and safe kidney dialysis treatment.
Wednesday, 12 September 2018
Ultraviolet technology is playing a critical role in the safe ongoing treatment of patients with kidney disease.
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The Benefits of UV Light Application on Fresh Produce
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
UV-C is becoming a common alternative to sanitizing both fruit and vegetables post-harvest. Research shows that using UV light to sanitize our fruit and veg can delay microbial growth without altering the quality of the produce.
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Colombia – Embracing the UV Water Treatment Movement
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Colombia has continually suffered from failing poor water treatment facilities, due to an array of issues with their chemical disinfection process.
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