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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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