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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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