Home > news Blogs Keep up to date with Alpha-Purify’s latest blogs about the world of UV disinfection. Can't find what you're looking for? Call: +44 (0)1327 368205 Email: email@example.com Categories Archive All General Industry News UV Technology Water Disinfection Air Disinfection / Purification Waste Water Systems Surface Disinfection Ballast Systems Alpha-Purify Company News Success Stories March 2023 January 2023 December 2022 November 2022 October 2022 September 2022 August 2022 July 2022 June 2022 May 2022 March 2022 February 2022 December 2021 July 2021 April 2021 October 2020 July 2020 February 2020 January 2020 October 2019 August 2019 May 2019 March 2019 February 2019 December 2018 November 2018 October 2018 September 2018 August 2018 Friday, 24 March 2023 Let’s talk about why quality matters 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. Read More.. Friday, 24 March 2023 Wellboats – the benefits of UV lamp-based disinfection systems 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’. Read More.. Wednesday, 8 March 2023 Lets talk! A new appointment to strengthen our connection with customers Alpha-Cure is pleased to announce a further strengthening of its marketing team with the appointment of Jonny Kerrrison as our Digital Marketing Specialist. Read More.. Wednesday, 8 March 2023 Meet the Team: The name’s Bond, Berenika Bond 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. Read More.. Monday, 6 March 2023 Can you compare low-pressure and medium-pressure UV lamps? 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. Read More.. Wednesday, 25 January 2023 What you need to know to order the right Quartz Sleeve for your UV system 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? Read More.. Wednesday, 25 January 2023 What you need to know to order the right medium-pressure UV lamp 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 24 January 2023 Meet The Team - Paula Cherry has stock and material planning under control We continue our Q&A series with Alpha-Cure team members with some quick-fire questions on all things production and material planning. Read More.. Friday, 2 December 2022 Meet the team – Agnes Sopel on why process and quality are central to efficient processes 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 1 November 2022 Where UV technology fits into the drinking water treatment process 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? Read More.. Tuesday, 1 November 2022 PFAS destruction techniques – can UV be part of a solution? 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. Read More.. Monday, 31 October 2022 Meet the team: Russell Ellis gets technical on why R&D is crucial Over the past few months, we have written blogs and shown infographics exploring the importance of research and development to the Alpha-Purify business. Read More.. Wednesday, 12 October 2022 Why using high-quality ultraviolet lamps matters 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. Read More.. Monday, 3 October 2022 Meet the team: Milly Beavan, paperwork is never boring! 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!! Read More.. Friday, 2 September 2022 The lifecycle of a medium pressure UV lamp 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. Read More.. Friday, 2 September 2022 Meet the team: Richard Cherry, keeping our UK factory ticking over 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. Read More.. Monday, 15 August 2022 Tomorrow’s FM today! 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. Read More.. Friday, 12 August 2022 Meet The Team: Tracy Pitts, our office go-to hero In a series of ‘Meet The Team’ blogs we will be chatting with various members of the Alpha-Cure / Alpha-Purify team. Read More.. Wednesday, 10 August 2022 New ideas to enhance visitor safety in waiting rooms. 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. Read More.. Friday, 22 July 2022 COVID-19, sick building syndrome and good air quality 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. Read More.. Wednesday, 20 July 2022 Working with OEMs – you never stop learning 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. Read More.. Monday, 18 July 2022 Success Stories – Durr Dental Dürr Dental ensures continued operations with improved office safety Read More.. Monday, 27 June 2022 Finding ways to mitigate new waves of COVID-19 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. Read More.. Monday, 20 June 2022 5 Main Ways Water is Purified 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. Read More.. Friday, 17 June 2022 Water Treatment – UV Technology vs Chemicals 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. Read More.. Thursday, 5 May 2022 Welcome to the team 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 15 March 2022 The Right Dose for UV Disinfection 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. Read More.. Thursday, 17 February 2022 How Is Aquaculture Helping with Overfishing and Destructive Fishing Practices? 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 15 February 2022 Success Stories – How A Local Salon Is Staying Safe Through the Pandemic! 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 7 December 2021 Five Ways UV Is Used Every Day 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 20 July 2021 How UV Technology Helps Save Our Oceans! 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.” Read More.. Thursday, 1 April 2021 Alpha-Cure celebrates 25 successful years 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. Read More.. Friday, 2 October 2020 Using UV technology to create clean and safe future 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. Read More.. Wednesday, 29 July 2020 UV Technology and its role in fighting against COVID-19 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? Read More.. Thursday, 27 February 2020 Could UV be the answer to the superbug epidemic 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. Read More.. Thursday, 9 January 2020 What is desalination and how does UV assist the process? 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. Read More.. Thursday, 3 October 2019 How can we use UV technology to reduce the concentration of TOCs in systems 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. Read More.. Wednesday, 7 August 2019 Success Stories – Samson Brewery 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. Read More.. Thursday, 16 May 2019 The benefits of UV as an alternative to thermal technology in the dairy industry Here at Alpha- Purify, we encourage the use of ultraviolet (UV) light applications in the food industry as an alternative to thermal technology. Read More.. Wednesday, 27 March 2019 Maritime waste water treatment using UV technology 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). Read More.. Tuesday, 26 February 2019 Find out why UV light is a key emerging technology for infection control in healthcare environments 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. Read More.. Wednesday, 19 December 2018 The use of UV light to boost the levels of vitamin D in mushrooms 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. Read More.. Wednesday, 5 December 2018 Q & A for Ballast Water Management within your yachts or ships 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... Read More.. Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Comparing UV disinfection against electrochlorination for ballast water treatment On the 8th September 2017, Ballast Water Convention (BWC) regulations came into force for all sea going ships greater than 400gt. Read More.. Tuesday, 2 October 2018 Medium Pressure UV Lamps used to disinfect Swimming Pools Swimming pool water requires careful treatment to ensure that it is safe for people to enjoy, and traditionally that meant adding chlorine or bromine. Read More.. Tuesday, 18 September 2018 Low or Medium-Pressure UV Lamps – Which is better for water disinfection? 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? Read More.. Wednesday, 12 September 2018 UV Lamps are helping to provide clean and safe kidney dialysis treatment. Ultraviolet technology is playing a critical role in the safe ongoing treatment of patients with kidney disease. Read More.. Tuesday, 28 August 2018 The Benefits of UV Light Application on Fresh Produce 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. Read More.. Tuesday, 21 August 2018 Colombia – Embracing the UV Water Treatment Movement Colombia has continually suffered from failing poor water treatment facilities, due to an array of issues with their chemical disinfection process. Read More..