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  • Importance of water when training for a marathon.

    By Tony Sibley, Global Customer Support Manager My colleagues at Aquionics, Berson and Hanovia have been giving me plenty of encouragement and support as I prepare to tackle the daunting challenge of running the London Marathon on April 22nd. Inspired by my wife Amanda’s tremendous efforts last year, I will be dragging myself around the … Continue reading “Importance of water when training for a marathon.”

  • Do you drink Plastic?

    The recently released Orb Media study revealing that around 93% of the bottled water they tested showed ‘some sign of micro plastic contamination’, has seen the bottled water industry and leading producers taking a defensive position.

  • Water Process Flow – More Than Just Gallons Per Minute (gpm)

    There are a several variables that need to be considered when sizing a new UV disinfection system. One of the most obvious variables is the flow rate of the water through the system. However, there is more to a flow rate than just determining a `gallons per minute’ value and plugging that number into a sizing equation.

  • Hanovia UV dechlorination system helps ensure clean and safe kidney dialysis treatment

    Ultraviolet (UV) dechlorination technology from Hanovia is playing a critical part in the ongoing treatment of patients with kidney disease at the Hospital of St Cross in Rugby, Warwickshire. Hanovia’s PharmaLine DC™ UV system is helping perform the vital task of purifying the water used in dialysate fluid for renal dialysis, by lowering the amount of chlorine present. This is enabling the hospital to meet the strict water quality specification demanded by the Renal Association for use in renal dialysis, to help ensure that the dialysate fluid is clean and safe.

    Purified water plays a fundamental role in the provision of renal dialysis for patients with chronic kidney disease. More than 99% of the dialysate fluid used in the procedure is composed of purified water, and the key purification process in this application is reverse osmosis (RO). The Renal Association specifies that in the dialysis procedure, there must be < 0.1 ppm of total chlorine (free chlorine plus combined chlorine) in the feed water to the renal RO systems at a water temperature of < 30° C. The renal water treatment system at the Hospital of St Cross was previously using activated carbon filtration (ACF) for chlorine removal prior to the RO process. However, the water’s high total organic carbon (TOC) concentration challenged the capacity of the ACF to remove chlorine, which risked breaching the < 0.1 ppm total chlorine limit.

    The hospital therefore required a dechlorination solution which would remove the chlorine before the ACF on high TOC water, and Hanovia offered to supply its PharmaLine DC UV system. The system – which not only helps control the level of chlorine, but also provides a treatment barrier for any microbial contamination – was installed at the hospital’s renal dialysis unit. Installation into the plant room was straightforward, with the system being able to fit into existing pipework without any problems. Following installation, the UV dechlorinated the renal dialysis water and delivered the desired < 0.1 ppm of total chlorine in the feed water to the ACF and RO units.

    “The quality of the purified water we use in dialysate fluid for renal dialysis is critical for our patients’ health,” said Paul McCabe, renal dialysis unit site manager at the Hospital of St Cross. “The purification process is challenging, especially considering the strict water quality demands stipulated by the Renal Association. The support we have received from Hanovia in delivering this solution has been fantastic, with the company ensuring the implementation was managed efficiently. The PharmaLine DC UV system requires minimal operator intervention, and both its ease-of-use and its results in effectively reducing chlorine have been highly impressive.”

    “The medical and pharmaceutical sector is an expanding market for UV dechlorination systems,” said Hanovia Product Manager Brian Sewell. “Hanovia’s technological expertise and unrivalled support service enables us to lead the way in delivering UV solutions such as the PharmaLine DC system, and we are delighted to see how it is helping patients at this renal dialysis unit.”

    Hanovia is a world leader in developing application-optimised UV systems. Its PharmaLine DC UV system is the direct result of close customer collaboration and investment in research and development. It delivers guaranteed high UV doses for effective free chlorine removal and disinfection for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

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    About the company
    Berson and Hanovia form a single company, part of Halma plc. Berson designs and manufactures ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment plants, and Hanovia focuses on UV systems for industrial applications. Berson was founded in 1972 and has been a pioneer in UV science and technology, providing UV systems with a reputation for technical innovation, quality and service. Its UV systems are the result of continuous investment in R&D and partnerships with universities and industry. Aquionics is the Americas representative for both Berson and Hanovia, with a sales and support team based in Charlotte, USA. The new EMEA headquarters for sales and support is based in Nuenen, The Netherlands, with sales offices in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Slough, UK. The Asia headquarters for both brands is in Shanghai, China, with a sales office in Singapore. The global headquarters for the company is based in Slough.

  • Nirvana Spa uses Hanovia UV disinfection systems to keep spring water pure

    Nirvana Spa in Berkshire is one of the UK’s most prestigious spa facilities, frequented by elite athletes and celebrities. The facility has a reputation for using crystal clear natural mineral water drawn from the same pristine source 700 feet beneath the spa. To maintain the purity of the water within each of its nine pools, the spa is using the latest ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems from Slough-based Hanovia Ltd.

    The spa has a broad range of pools, including Roman and surf rooms, a plunge pool, fitness pool, outside pool and hydrotherapy pool. Each has a specifically-sized Hanovia UV system installed to treat the water, ensuring the high level of quality and disinfection required.

    The Celestial Floatation Pool, which is the UK’s largest hydrotherapy pool, is unusual because it contains salt imported from the Dead Sea, commented Neil Phelps, Nirvana’s Maintenance Manager. We match the specific gravity of the Dead Sea. The high salt concentration makes objects very buoyant in the water and floating in the pool is perfect for spinal alignment. Bathers in the warm, mineral-rich waters are removed from most external stimuli and a gentle current gives the sensation of floating in space. This provides both mental and physical benefits and many sports men and women, including international rugby players, skiers and rowers, use the pool to enhance performance and reduce injury time.

    UV disinfection systems allow us to run the chlorine at the right levels and there is no way we would be able to achieve the level of water purity without them. As the water temperature is kept at a constant 35°C, which is higher than in leisure pools, there is an increased risk of infection from microorganisms such as bacteria and moulds which thrive in warm water. Microbiological control is a key aspect of the water quality. UV plays an important part in that control and bacteriological checks are carried out regularly, added Neil.

    Hanovia’s UV systems enable us to achieve exemplary water quality in all of our pools. This, coupled with Hanovia’s outstanding aftersales service, gives us, the maintenance team, the reassurance to maintain the high level of water quality and disinfection required concluded Neil.

    UV is highly effective at killing any bacteria, viruses or moulds in the water, including Cryptosporidium and its spores, which are chlorine-resistant. This reduces problems associated with chlorine by-products such as chloramines, which are formed when free chlorine reacts with sweat or urine in pool water. Trichloramines in particular are powerful irritants which are responsible for eye and respiratory complaints and the unpleasant chlorine smell commonly associated with indoor pools. It also means the water is much clearer than that found in traditionally chlorinated pools.

    Each Hanovia UV system installed at Nirvana Spa consists of a stainless-steel chamber containing a medium pressure UV lamp housed in a special quartz sleeve to protect it from the pool water. The chambers are carefully designed by Hanovia engineers using advanced flow calculation methods. This ensures maximum performance by making sure all the water flowing through the chambers receives the correct UV dose. UV technology provides a cost-effective and low-maintenance alternative to other water treatment systems such as ozone

  • Application-optimised low-pressure UV disinfection system simplifies water treatment and reduces lifecycle costs

    Berson and Hanovia have jointly launched a new low-pressure UV disinfection system for the treatment of municipal, re-use and waste water. The easy-to-install AmaLine R UV range has been third-party validated, in line with US EPA and NWRI guidelines. It provides effective treatment, while reducing lifecycle costs through being simple to maintain and extremely energy efficient. Unlike other similar systems, the AmaLine has been designed to simplify maintenance, which can be performed by a single operator rather than a crew, and without requiring external lifting equipment.

    The AmaLine range is application-optimised in terms of its design and operation, with a flow range of 1-30 MGD (millions of gallons per day). The AmaLine R has a U-shaped chamber that optimises flow to cater for low UV light transmittance (UVT) water quality. This makes it ideal for re-use and waste water applications.

    Also available is the AmaLine D range, designed specifically for municipal drinking water, which has a coaxial flow L-shaped chamber, and optimises flow to deliver the most effective disinfection for drinking water applications.

    AmaLine has been designed using the latest computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling. A highly efficient chamber and optimised lamp positioning ensure maximum energy efficiency. Optimum distribution of UV intensity throughout the chamber provides effective water treatment.

    AmaLine uses LPHO (low pressure high output) amalgam lamp technology that provides variable output ballasts (50 to 100%). This helps to reduce energy consumption further, but also provides greater UV intensity. Shorter physical lengths compared with conventional low-pressure lamps reduces the overall footprint of the system. The ability to leave LPHO lamps on, even when there is no flow, helps to minimise potential disruption to the process. The longer life amalgam lamp helps to extend the periods between servicing.

    AmaLine is also much easier to service and maintain. In contrast with alternative solutions, the AmaLine system has been designed to enable a single operator to change lamps, quartz sleeve and wiper blades easily and safely without the need of cranes, hoists or other external lifting equipment. A unique lamp connector, with self-aligning functionality, enables simple and fast lamp replacement, helping to minimise downtime, protect an operator from harm during servicing, and provide assurance of optimal system operation.

    Where Berson has been focused on the municipal market and Hanovia on industrial, both companies now will focus on all markets with joint resources. This will now increase the capability to develop products for various applications quicker, and provide extensive support globally. The AmaLine is a platform that has been designed for the municipal market but has been engineered so it can be adapted for specific industrial applications.

    To learn how UV disinfection technology can improve water treatment within your operation, go to www.bersonuv.com/how-it-works

     

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    About the company

    Berson and Hanovia form a single company, part of Halma plc. Berson designs and manufactures ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment plants, and Hanovia focuses on UV systems for industrial applications. Berson was founded in 1972 and has been a pioneer in UV science and technology, providing UV systems with a reputation for technical innovation, quality and service. Its UV systems are the result of continuous investment in R&D and partnerships with universities and industry. Aquionics is the Americas representative for both Berson and Hanovia, with a sales and support team based in Charlotte, USA. The new EMEA headquarters for sales and support is based in Nuenen, The Netherlands, with sales offices in Wiesbaden, Germany, and Slough, UK. The Asia headquarters for both brands is in Shanghai, China, with a sales office in Singapore. The global headquarters for the company is based in Slough.

  • Unification of Hanovia and Berson Milieutechniek B.V. strengthens capability to support growing global customer base

    Hanovia Limited and Berson Milieutechniek, both part of Halma plc, have merged to create a new unified company providing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems. The new combined company will offer customers a more comprehensive product portfolio, backed by an expanded distribution capability and a larger network of approved UVCare™ support centres around the world.

    Hanovia and Berson, which have previously operated independently as part of Halma plc, retain their trading names following the merger. The new merged company has more than 150 years of combined experience in developing and applying UV technology, and has many thousands of installations within industrial and municipal water treatment applications globally.

    Founded in 1924, Hanovia is recognised as a world leader in UV disinfection and chemical reduction technology. Its advanced UV systems are used in a wide range of industrial, aquatic and leisure applications, and it provides unparalleled customer care via its UVCare service. Hanovia’s headquarters are in Slough, UK, and it has regional offices in Germany, USA, Singapore and China. Berson, founded in 1972, provides UV systems with a reputation for technical innovation, quality and service. As well as water and wastewater treatment systems, it manufactures specialist UV insect extermination systems for industrial catering and food service facilities. Its head office is in Nuenen, Netherlands, and it has regional offices in the US and China.

    “For 10 years Hanovia and Berson have been dedicated to developing the industrial and municipal markets respectively. That dedication has created a deep competence in their respective markets. Now we have unified the two companies, to have a greater critical mass to pursue our overarching purpose of protecting the world’s critical resources from harmful contamination,” said John Ryan, Managing Director of the merged companies.

    “Our goal is to deliver application-optimised UV solutions to our customers, and combining our products and our engineering capabilities allows us to accelerate that development. The greatest opportunity to come from the unification is to combine field resources so that we can deliver a step change to our UVCare™ programme. Our organisations based in the USA, Europe and China put resources closer to our customers so that we can provide speedy and comprehensive support and take local feedback into the design of our new products,” said Tim McDougle, Marketing and Sales Director. “This is truly an exciting time for us as we position ourselves to give our customers the global support they deserve.”

    The Hanovia UK facility will be the global headquarters for the combined company, whilst also becoming its centre of innovation. Nuenen, in The Netherlands, will now be the new sales and support HQ for the EMEA region. The Hanovia office in Shanghai, China, will remain as the company’s Asia headquarters, serving industrial and now municipal markets.

    Aquionics, the brand name for both Hanovia and Berson products in America, will also be retained. The new Aquionics office in Charlotte, North Carolina, will head the Americas operation, serving both industrial and municipal markets.

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    About Hanovia
    Hanovia, part of Halma plc, is a world leader in ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and chemical reduction technology for water treatment processes. Hanovia designs, develops and manufactures advanced UV systems for a wide range of industrial, aquatic and leisure applications. Since it was founded in 1924, the company has been at the forefront of UV innovation, delivering over 50,000 UV systems worldwide and providing unrivalled customer care through its UVCare™ service. Hanovia has its headquarters in the UK, with regional offices in Germany, USA, Singapore and China.

    About Berson
    Berson, part of Halma plc, designs and manufactures ultraviolet (UV) disinfection systems for municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment plants worldwide. Since its founding in 1972, Berson has been a pioneer in UV science and technology, providing UV systems with a reputation for technical innovation, quality and service. Its UV systems are the result of continuous investment in R&D and partnerships with universities and industry. Berson’s head office is in Nuenen, The Netherlands, and it has regional offices in the US and China, and a worldwide network of channel partners.

  • Aquionics strengthens sales and support team for growing Latin American UV disinfection technology market

    Leading ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology provider Aquionics has strengthened its support of the expanding Latin American market with the appointment of a new sales manager for the region.

    Leading ultraviolet (UV) disinfection technology provider Aquionics has strengthened its support of the expanding Latin American market with the appointment of a new sales manager for the region. Gustavo Basurto takes on the position, with responsibility for providing efficient and reliable water and wastewater treatment solutions across a wide range of applications.

    Mr Basurto has extensive experience in the water sanitation sector through sales of rapid hygiene and microbiological testing technology, and was most recently in a sales management position with DANAHER-RyE Mex. His role with Aquionics is based in Mexico City, and he will oversee the sale of the companys technology within the industrial, aquatic and municipal water and wastewater sectors throughout Latin America.

    This is an important expansion of the Aquionics team, providing the company with a dedicated presence in Latin America and enabling it to better meet the increasing demand for high-quality UV disinfection technology across that region, said Ken Kershner, Regional Director at Aquionics. Aquionics has key customers throughout Latin America, particularly within the food and beverage sector in Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile and Peru. This strengthening of our sales and support network for the region clearly demonstrates our commitment to close collaboration with both existing and new customers. Bolstering our team in this way emphasises our determination to help those customers meet their requirements and solve their toughest liquid treatment challenges.

    Aquionics is part of the Halma Group and has more than 60 years of combined UV sales experience and thousands of municipal, industrial and aquatic installations across North America. With more than 50,000 installations globally, Aquionics is one of the worlds leading UV disinfection technology suppliers, and is a representative for Hanovia and Berson UV technology.

    To learn how UV disinfection technology can improve water and wastewater treatment within your operation, visit www.Aquionics.com/main/uv-applications.

  • Working together to solve the world’s environmental and safety challenges

    Halma’s business is protecting life and improving quality of life for people worldwide. We invest in companies that help make the world a better place and help them work together to have an even greater impact.

    Halma’s business is protecting life and improving quality of life for people worldwide. We invest in companies that help make the world a better place and help them work together to have an even greater impact.

    At the Aquatech exhibition in Amsterdam later this month, visitors will be able to see our businesses exhibiting together to showcase both their individual expertise and collective strength. With over 850 exhibitors and 21,000 visitors from 140 countries, Aquatech is the world’s leading trade show for process, drinking and wastewater.

    Berson, Crowcon, Hanovia and Palintest – operating as independent companies under Halma’s unique business model – all work together for the same goal: to protect people and the environment.

    They help improve environmental and safety standards in industries as diverse as water and wastewater treatment, food and beverage manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and swimming pools. These companies also happen to be world leaders in their respective industry sectors.
    For our UV disinfection businesses Berson and Hanovia, the focus is on providing a non-chemical treatment method for water and wastewater; for Crowcon, it is about protecting against deadly and toxic gas leaks; while our water testing company Palintest ensures chemical levels in water are closely monitored and kept within safe parameters.

    Water and wastewater supply and industrial safety are major global markets – they are also heavily regulated. Our businesses lead the field in research and development, providing innovative solutions for customers in these sectors worldwide, whether they are global soft drink or pharmaceutical brands or operators of municipal water and wastewater utilities.
    At Aquatech, the companies are once again collaborating and pooling their resources.

    Together they offer visitors a unique combination of technical expertise, industry knowledge and, above all, a long-standing commitment to providing innovative solutions to some of the most pressing environmental and safety challenges facing organisations today. If you’re going to be at the show, why not visit the stand and see just how our companies are helping make the world a better place.

  • Hanovia SwimLine UV disinfection systems reduce chloramines in Wycombe Leisure Centre’s pools

    Wycombe Leisure Centre in Buckinghamshire is using Hanovia’s SwimLine UV disinfection technology to keep chloramines at bay in its three indoor swimming pools. This ensures effective control of these unpleasant by-products of chlorine dosing in indoor pools, which are responsible for the typical ‘chlorine smell’, red, stinging eyes and skin irritations. Three SwimLine systems are Read the Rest…

    Wycombe Leisure Centre in Buckinghamshire is using Hanovia’s SwimLine UV disinfection technology to keep chloramines at bay in its three indoor swimming pools. This ensures effective control of these unpleasant by-products of chlorine dosing in indoor pools, which are responsible for the typical ‘chlorine smell’, red, stinging eyes and skin irritations.
    Three SwimLine systems are installed in total to support the competition pool, community pool and splash pad. The systems utilise Hanovia’s Photon single or multi-lamp medium pressure chamber and automatic wiper technology to provide robust and effective UV disinfection. The wavelength output of the SwimLine’s lamp is optimised specifically for the removal of chloramines.
    By better controlling chloramines, the UV systems also produce high quality pool water, reduce corrosion of metal structures and create a healthier environment for bathers. The systems provide effective disinfection from threats like cryptosporidium or Giardia, which are resistant to chlorine, thus giving bathers and operators safe and crystal-clear waters.
    Commenting on the Hanovia SwimLine system, Kimberley Jaggard, Operations Manager at Wycombe Leisure Centre said: “Since installing the Hanovia UV systems we have noticed a dramatic improvement in air and water quality in the centre. We have none of the unpleasant smells or irritations associated with traditional chlorination systems. Controlling chloramines has also delivered high quality pool water, stopped corrosion of metal structures and a healthier environment for bathers.”
    Jaggard added: “The performance of the UV system is impressive and it is very easy to use and maintain. In addition, we have been impressed by Hanovia’s professional after-sales service.”
    Hanovia SwimLine systems are available in a range of sizes and treatment capacities to meet different pool sizes. They are designed for easy installation into existing pipework, matching pipe velocities and turnover rates in all pools. UV lamp replacement is also quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.

  • Hanovia to demonstrate energy-optimised UV disinfection and water treatment solutions at drinktec 2017

    Supporting a key theme of water processing and management at drinktec 2017, Hanovia will demonstrate its range of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and water treatment solutions at the event. Helping those aiming to enhance their biosecurity, Hanovia experts will be available to provide advice on the use of UV systems to ensure water quality within food Read the Rest…

    Supporting a key theme of water processing and management at drinktec 2017, Hanovia will demonstrate its range of ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and water treatment solutions at the event. Helping those aiming to enhance their biosecurity, Hanovia experts will be available to provide advice on the use of UV systems to ensure water quality within food and beverage applications.

    “Biosecurity is of paramount importance in the beverage industry, with outbreaks of water-borne pathogens placing producers at high risk of costly and damaging recalls and product liability,” explained Matthias Boeker, Hanovia EMEA Sales Manager. “drinktec provides Hanovia with the perfect platform to demonstrate its world-leading UV technology to a global trade audience from across the beverage sector.”

    Visitors to the Hanovia booth (242, hall C1) will be able to get information on the benefits provided by UV disinfection systems, discover the latest UV innovations and take advice on selection and installation best practices. The Hanovia team will also be demonstrating its PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) water treatment system, which has been designed specifically for applications within the food and beverage industry. The PureLine UVEO is suitable for high flow rates just using a single medium pressure lamp, which is designed to consume less power than conventional UV systems. The system takes advantage of an optimised hydraulic design to deliver a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with reduced energy and running costs.

    “Hanovia UV systems provide non-chemical disinfection for process, product water and sugar syrups in a wide range of food and beverage applications,” said Matthias Boeker. “With the Hanovia PureLine UVEO, a dedicated solution for the food and beverage industry, we are able to support the industry’s demand for greater energy-efficiency and lower operating costs.”

    Drinktec is the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry and takes place on 11th-15th September in Munich, Germany. Around 1600 exhibitors are expected to participate and more than 70,000 visitors expected to attend. For more information and to register as a visitor for the event go to www.drinktec.com.

  • Langley Leisure Centre uses Hanovia SwimLine UVEO UV system to keep pool water clear

    Langley Leisure Centre in Berkshire is the first leisure centre in the UK to use an optimised low energy UV system to treat water for its 25-metre indoor heated pool. The Hanovia SwimLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) system is helping to provide high quality water that reduces corrosion and creates a healthier environment for bathers, Read the Rest…


    Langley Leisure Centre in Berkshire is the first leisure centre in the UK to use an optimised low energy UV system to treat water for its 25-metre indoor heated pool. The Hanovia SwimLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) system is helping to provide high quality water that reduces corrosion and creates a healthier environment for bathers, whilst reducing overall energy consumption.
    The new SwimLine UVEO uses up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems, with just a single UV lamp. This means reduced running costs for 24/7 applications such as swimming pools, without compromising on bio-security or chloramine control. The system is optimised specifically for pool bio-safety to ensure chlorine-resistant organisms such as cryptosporidium and giardia are controlled with the optimum UV dose.
    Commenting on the Hanovia UVEO system, a spokesperson from Langley Leisure Centre said: “Since we installed the Hanovia SwimLine system there have been noticeable energy savings. The performance of the system excellent and it is also very easy to use and maintain. Added to that, we have been impressed by the company’s professional after-sales service.”
    The spokesperson added: “The optimised medium pressure UV lamp provides excellent chloramine reduction, ensuring the effective control of these unpleasant by-products of chlorine dosing which are responsible for the typical ‘chlorine smell’, red, stinging eyes and skin irritations. Controlling chloramines has also delivered high quality pool water, reduced corrosion of metal structures and a healthier environment for bathers.”
    The SwimLine UVEO is available in a range of sizes and treatment capacities to meet the needs of different pool sizes. The system is designed for easy installation into existing pipework, matching pipe velocities and turnover rates for any pool. It is also fitted with an internal auto-wiper which maintains UV output efficiency by regularly cleaning the quartz sleeve housing the UV lamp. Lamp replacement is also quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.
    UV is highly effective at killing any bacteria, viruses or moulds in the water, including cryptosporidium and its spores, which are chlorine-resistant. Another major advantage of UV is that it considerably reduces the amount of chlorine required to maintain hygiene levels. This reduces problems associated with chlorine by-products such as chloramines, which are formed when free chlorine reacts with sweat or urine in pool water. Trichloramines in particular are powerful irritants which are responsible for eye and respiratory complaints and the unpleasant ‘chlorine smell’ commonly associated with indoor pools. It also means the water is much clear than that in traditionally chlorinated pools.

  • How UV technology can minimize membrane biofouling

    By Brian Grochowski The use of membrane technology is common practice within the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Membrane systems play an important role in purifying water, ingredient water, water reuse and recycling. While these systems are very reliable and produce consistent results, correct maintenance and monitoring of the membranes is essential to ensure optimal Read the Rest…


    By Brian Grochowski
    The use of membrane technology is common practice within the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Membrane systems play an important role in purifying water, ingredient water, water reuse and recycling. While these systems are very reliable and produce consistent results, correct maintenance and monitoring of the membranes is essential to ensure optimal results. Membrane biofouling can cause many issues and it is critical that system monitoring is performed and pre-treatment technologies are applied to mitigate them before they have an impact on a customer’s process downstream.
    A comprehensive article entitled “Biofouling of Water Treatment Membranes: A Review of the Underlying Causes, Monitoring Techniques and Control Measures” published in the 2012 Membranes journal discusses this problem in more detail and notes that biofouling can result in the following issues:
    • Reduction in membrane flux
    • Higher feed and differential pressure may be required to maintain the same performance as non-fouled membranes
    • Membrane degradation and membrane lifetime can suffer
    • Reduced quality and consistency of the water passing through the membranes
    • Higher energy and higher pressures may be required to overcome the flux decline
    According to the article, nearly 50% of membrane fouling issues in nanofiltration and reverse osmosis systems are in part caused by biofouling.
    There are quite a lot of factors that influence how well organisms will adhere to a specific membrane, as can be seen in the table below:

    To mitigate the risk of membrane biofouling, correct system monitoring is required. Some of the parameters that must be monitored include:
    • ATP testing or microbial plating of the water and/or membrane surfaces
    • TOC content of the water
    • Pressure changes
    • Salt concentrations post-filtration
    Monitoring these parameters will improve early detection of membrane biofouling. Many food, beverage, and pharmaceutical facilities also implement pre-treatment technology that operates before the membrane systems. These help to minimize the bioburden, which in turn lessens the frequency and severity of membrane biofouling. Common pretreatment technologies include:
    • Chlorination
    • Ozonation
    • UV disinfection
    While both chlorination and ozonation are effective pretreatment techniques, residual chlorine and ozone must be removed from the water before it comes into contact with the membranes. Although many membranes now offer much greater chlorine resistance, oxidizers such as chlorine will still slowly degrade the membrane surface. In addition, chlorine and ozone are both known to create byproducts that may be unwanted in the downstream process. This is especially true of water that is used as an ingredient. Within the bottled water industry, ozone is often a concern due to the formation of bromates. When chlorination is used, byproducts may include NDMA, THM’s, and HAA’s, which are all suspected carcinogens and unwanted, particularly in the beverage industry.
    In the case of UV disinfection, compounds such as NDMA, THM’s, HAA’s and bromates are not a concern. Because UV uses irradiation instead of oxidation as its means of disinfection it does not create these byproducts. Also, unlike with ozone and chlorine technology, since there is no oxidative residual with UV disinfection, there is no negative impact to the polymeric surface of the membranes. In addition to these benefits, UV is a low maintenance solution that offers online system performance monitoring. This provides additional reassurance that the system is performing correctly. As a result, UV disinfection is seen as the most effective pre-treatment solution for minimizing the issue of membrane biofouling.
    A full copy of the article “Biofouling of Water Treatment Membranes: A Review of the Underlying Causes, Monitoring Techniques and Control Measures” can be found at:
    http://www.sciencetheearth.com/uploads/2/4/6/5/24658156/2012_nguyen_biofouling_of_water_treatment_membranes.pdf
    Join our webinar on the 23rd May focused on ‘Dechlorination using UV Light’..Click here to register!

  • Hanovia helps Cott Beverages keep its production process pure

    In an increasingly regulated and safety-conscious market, legislation such as the EU Directive for Bottled Water 98/88/EC (1998) drives the beverage industry to meet ever more stringent standards of quality. Microbial growth due to contaminated water or ingredients can cause discolouration, off flavours and shortened shelf-life. The threat of contamination is further increased as manufacturers Read the Rest…


    In an increasingly regulated and safety-conscious market, legislation such as the EU Directive for Bottled Water 98/88/EC (1998) drives the beverage industry to meet ever more stringent standards of quality. Microbial growth due to contaminated water or ingredients can cause discolouration, off flavours and shortened shelf-life. The threat of contamination is further increased as manufacturers respond to demands for less chemical additives and preservatives. Effective microbial disinfection of the whole process is therefore essential.
    To meet this requirement, Cott Beverages has been using Hanovia UV disinfection technology to treat process water used in the production process. The company decided to use UV technology to ensure final product security prior to mixing and bottling and has been very satisfied with their performance of the UV systems.
    “The Hanovia UV systems have been easy to integrate, maintain and operate,” said Chris Prentice, site service engineer at Cott Beverages. “They provide us with absolute insurance before bottling by making sure that we are producing and maintaining a high-quality product, which is essential for our brand.”
    Hanovia’s PureLine UV is an intelligent system that is optimised for the beverage industry to simplify the treatment of water, sugar syrup, brine and even reducing chlorine and ozone. Critically, there are no microorganisms known to be resistant to UV – this includes pathogenic bacteria such as listeria, legionella and cryptosporidium (and its spores, which are resistant to chlorination). Unlike chemical treatment, UV does not introduce toxins or residues into process water and does not alter the chemical composition, taste, odour or pH of the fluid being disinfected.
    UV is used for both primary disinfection or as a back-up for other purification methods such as carbon filtration, reverse osmosis or pasteurisation. Because UV has no residual effect, the best position for a treatment system is immediately prior to the point of use. This ensures incoming microbiological contaminants are destroyed and there is a minimal chance of post-treatment contamination.
    UV disinfection systems are easy to install, with minimum disruption to the plant. They need very little maintenance, the only requirement being the replacement of the UV lamps every 9 − 12 months, depending on use. This is a simple operation that takes only a few minutes and can be carried out by trained general maintenance staff. Hanovia’s UVCare™ training program supports businesses like Cott Beverage to make sure servicing is carried out by certified engineers.

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    About Hanovia
    Hanovia, part of Halma plc, is a world leader in ultra violet (UV) disinfection and chemical reduction technology for water treatment processes. Hanovia designs, develops and manufactures advanced UV systems for a wide range of industrial, aquatic and leisure applications. Since it was founded in 1924, the company has been at the forefront of UV innovation, delivering over 50,000 UV systems worldwide and providing unrivalled customer care through its UVCare™ service. Hanovia has its headquarters in the UK, with regional offices in Germany, USA, Singapore and China.

  • Hanovia invests in people worldwide

    Hanovia’s investment in people does not only take place in the UK, but covers all of our employees around the world. No matter where they are based, the focus remains the same; to make Hanovia a rewarding place to work by improving working environments and create opportunities to develop skills. That’s not to say that Read the Rest…


    Hanovia’s investment in people does not only take place in the UK, but covers all of our employees around the world. No matter where they are based, the focus remains the same; to make Hanovia a rewarding place to work by improving working environments and create opportunities to develop skills. That’s not to say that each region doesn’t have its differences, but we are committed to working with our teams in EMEA, Americas and Asia to make sure that we have the correct structures and processes in place to support their individual needs.
    These continued efforts were recognised last month as John Ryan, Managing Director of Hanovia, celebrated our Investors in People accreditation with employees from the Asia HQ office in Shanghai, China. Congratulating the team for the critical role they played in Hanovia’s achievement, John stated that he was:
    “Our team in Shanghai go from strength to strength as we have moved from being a sales and service centre to being a manufacturing hub for the Asia region. The determination to succeed and a commitment to deliver the best local customer service possible are second to none and have helped to build a culture which fits so well with the objectives of our IIP accreditation. So often in high growth areas like China staff turnover becomes a problem, I’m delighted to say that our team has become a stable platform for growth because they believe in what they are doing and they value our shared vision of the future.”
    John continued: “Hanovia has a long history of developing and investing in cutting edge ultraviolet lamp technology for fluid treatment within industrial production applications. Now, with continued investment in people skills and a leading aftercare programme called UVCare™, Hanovia is adding world class service and support to its world class technology.”

  • Hanovia & Aquionics joint webinar to help manufacturers optimise dechlorination of process water

    Using ultraviolet light reduces maintenance and lifecycle costs of water treatment Hanovia & Aquionics are to host a webinar aimed at helping manufacturers optimise the removal of chlorine within their water treatment operations. The 60-minute interactive presentation by Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales & Marketing Director and James Hadley Hanovia’s Western European Sales Manager, takes place on Read the Rest…

    Using ultraviolet light reduces maintenance and lifecycle costs of water treatment
    Hanovia & Aquionics are to host a webinar aimed at helping manufacturers optimise the removal of chlorine within their water treatment operations. The 60-minute interactive presentation by Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales & Marketing Director and James Hadley Hanovia’s Western European Sales Manager, takes place on the 23rd May 2017 and will outline how UV dechlorination can reduce water treatment maintenance and lifecycle costs while providing enhanced protection against bio-contamination.
    Hygienic applications such as pharmaceutical and food and beverage manufacturing desire clean water treatment technologies with minimal bacteria build-up and downtime. Combining pre-treatment with Reverse Osmosis is common practice for removing a broad range of inorganic and organic impurities and the addition of Electro-deionisation (EDI) in Pharmaceutical Purified Water systems guarantees sub-ppm levels of salts.
    Although these stable technologies require minimal maintenance, they must be protected from oxidising species that affect performance and lifespan. Removal of free and total chlorine in process lines prior to RO and EDI is essential. To achieve this, two traditional methods exist: Activated Carbon Filtration (ACF) and Sodium Meta-Bisulphite dosing (SMB). Although well proven, these methods demonstrate certain limitations, principally that they are prone to microbial contamination that increases the bio-burden on EDI and RO membranes, leads to increased cleaning frequency and creates higher operating costs.
    To help explain how to overcome these issues, the webinar will outline how UV light can be used as a dechlorination technology, replacing the need for ACF and SMB. This helps to deliver optimum dechlorination performance without the problems associated with these traditional technologies. Tim McDougle will begin by looking at the need to remove chlorine, the current technologies used and the issues surrounding them. James Hadley will then provide an overview of UV light, how it dechlorinates, and the advantages it provides over alternative methods.
    The webinar will begin at 3pm BST. Register today to learn how UV dechlorination can optimise your water treatment process.

  • Hanovia Recognised as an Investor in People

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to have received Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, demonstrating the company’s commitment to realising the potential of its people. In order to secure the accreditation, evidence was gathered and assessed via employee interviews carried out by an IIP assessor. Hanovia joins an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to Read the Rest…


    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to have received Investors in People (IIP) accreditation, demonstrating the company’s commitment to realising the potential of its people.
    In order to secure the accreditation, evidence was gathered and assessed via employee interviews carried out by an IIP assessor. Hanovia joins an exclusive group of UK employers eligible to use the sought-after IIP logo and enjoy the benefits it offers.
    Commenting on the award John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, said: “I’m absolutely delighted with this achievement – it’s a real testament to the staff that their efforts have been recognised in this way. Hanovia is a growing company and we recognised that we can’t achieve our growth objectives without investing in our people. IIP offers a tried and tested approach to guide us through our growing pains and we are confident that it will help us to make Hanovia and even better place to work.
    This accreditation is the sign of an organisation which is committed to good people management practice. However, it’s not about getting an award – we want to keep investing in our staff until we achieve Platinum status, this is just the start” added John.

    [Picture of Hanovia’s IIP Club committee, being presented the award from IIP’s Margaret Faulkner. From the left, Gunvinder Bhogal, Steve Larner, Julie Cole, James Hadley, Simon Luce, Mark Eckett, Gugulethu Moyo, Peter Lacey]
    At the official presentation of the award, ‘Margaret Faulkner’ from Investors in People, who carried out the employee interviews, commented: “It’s wonderful to see a senior management team so committed to its employees. John and his team clearly want to make Hanovia the best company it can be by helping each employee the best they can be.”
    Hanovia is a recognised world leader in the design and manufacture of UV disinfection technology, providing Industrial and Commercial customers with Application Optimised UV solutions. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. Its headquarters are in the United Kingdom and it has regional offices in Germany, the USA, Singapore and China. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc.
    Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making great business.

  • Hanovia’s Danish Distributor AxFlow PureLine UV Disinfection Technology at FoodTech

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia, through its Danish distributor AxFlow, is showcasing its PureLine range of UV disinfection systems at FoodTech in Herning, Denmark between 1-3 November (Stand J7380). Ensuring product quality in the food and beverage industries – while also being price conscious – can be a difficult balancing act for producers. They need to Read the Rest…


    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia, through its Danish distributor AxFlow, is showcasing its PureLine range of UV disinfection systems at FoodTech in Herning, Denmark between 1-3 November (Stand J7380).
    Ensuring product quality in the food and beverage industries – while also being price conscious – can be a difficult balancing act for producers. They need to know that the disinfection technology they’re using is fit for purpose and will protect the product from pathogens such as Cryptosporidium or bacteria like E. coli, while at the same time balancing the cost of the technology with the financial realities.
    Axflow will also be presenting Hanovia’s UVEO technology, which powers the new generation of PureLine UV systems, delivering up to 60% less power usage than conventional, equivalent UV systems. This means lower energy use while still delivering effective water disinfection at required flows – all with a single medium pressure lamp.
    FoodTech is Northern Europe’s largest trade fair for food technology, featuring over 290 exhibitors and offering the latest trends and technologies in the food industry. It also features events such as the International Food Contest, the FoodTech Student Challenge and the prestigious FoodTech Award.

  • Hanovia Nominated for World Beverage Innovation Award – Blog

    Hanovia’s PureLine S UV disinfection system has been nominated for the “Best Manufacturing or Processing Innovation” category in the World Beverage Innovation Awards. Now in its 14th successful year, the Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global beverage industry. This year, 229 entries from 37 different countries are Read the Rest…

    Hanovia’s PureLine S UV disinfection system has been nominated for the “Best Manufacturing or Processing Innovation” category in the World Beverage Innovation Awards.
    Now in its 14th successful year, the Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation across every category of the global beverage industry. This year, 229 entries from 37 different countries are competing in 26 categories. Overall winners from each of the categories will be announced at the awards ceremony, to be held on 9 November during BrauBeviale in Germany.
    “We’re delighted to be nominated for this award,” commented Hanovia’s Global Marketing Manager Gunvinder Bhogal. “We’ve invested heavily in research and development over many years to produce UV systems for the food and beverage industries. The PureLine S provides chemical-free disinfection of sugar syrup, offering customers an effective alternative to pasteurization that not only delivers disinfection, but also decreases the footprint used up in the process plant.

  • Hanovia showing its award-winning UV technology at Brau Beviale

    Company showcasing UVEO and PQ systems at show in November UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is showcasing its UV products for the beverage and brewery industry at Brau Beviale held between 8-10 November in Nuremberg, Germany. For an opportunity to visit the team and learn about the company’s award-winning UV technology, please visit booth 133 in Read the Rest…

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is showcasing its UV products for the beverage and brewery industry at Brau Beviale held between 8-10 November in Nuremberg, Germany. For an opportunity to visit the team and learn about the company’s award-winning UV technology, please visit booth 133 in Hall 7.
    Hanovia is considered a key partner for all major beverage manufacturers around the world, with its third party-validated PureLine PQ systems being used to manufacture household brand names in bottled water, carbonated fizzy drinks and beers. For these manufacturers, brand differentiation comes in the form of taste, and Hanovia UV systems provide a non-chemical alternative that not only ensures disinfection from microbial contamination in the process water, but also does not affect the final taste.
    The UVEO (UV Energy Optimised) platform is the direct result of Hanovia’s experience working closely with manufacturers and gaining insights into customer requirements. In the beverage industry security is paramount and understanding these biosecurity requirements is something that provides customers with the confidence to become key alliance partners.
    The PureLine UVEO range provides UV systems designed using the highest level of understanding of hydrodynamics and patented technology, delivering technology that only requires one medium pressure lamp at beverage production water flows. There is no need for multi-lamp systems, so manufacturers get effective and efficient performance for less outlay. An automatic wiper provides a practical way to keep the quartz sleeve clean, eliminating the need to take the system apart. The PureLine UVEO also comes with unrivalled support provided by the UVCare aftercare team.
    “Brau Beviale is a key show for us to meet our customers and develop our business in the region,” says Hanovia’s European Sales Manager Matthias Boeker. “We are confident in our technology and services to provide European brewing and beverage manufacturers the technology and support they require.”

    Matthias and the entire Hanovia team look forward to discussing how UV technology can help improve your disinfection and de-chlorination processes, so please do call past the booth and say hello!

  • Keep guests happy by switching to UV for your hotel pool water treatment

    Have you ever visited an indoor hotel pool and been struck by an overpowering ‘chlorine’ smell? Even worse – have your eyes started to sting once you entered the water? This is a common complaint for many hotel guests – even in some of the top hotels around the world. It’s caused by chlorine in Read the Rest…


    Have you ever visited an indoor hotel pool and been struck by an overpowering ‘chlorine’ smell? Even worse – have your eyes started to sting once you entered the water?
    This is a common complaint for many hotel guests – even in some of the top hotels around the world. It’s caused by chlorine in the water reacting with organic compounds introduced by the bathers (including – you guessed it – urine) to form compounds known as ‘chloramines’ – these are what cause the unpleasant smells and eye irritations.
    We all know that chlorine kills harmful pathogens; that’s why it’s popular in pools. But if the side-effects are too extreme, it puts off guests using your pool. That’s not good for business as bad news spreads quickly.
    So, is there an alternative? Absolutely! It’s called ultraviolet treatment – or UV for short.
    UV is an incredible, clean technology that kills all known microorganisms without the use of chemicals and without producing any by-products. All it needs is energy.
    Another benefit of UV is that it’s incredibly efficient at destroying chloramines. This is important because – even with UV – some residual chlorine will always be necessary to kill any bugs that enter the water post-UV treatment. But if any of this residual chlorine converts to chloramines – the UV zaps it.
    Adding UV also means proven clearer water.
    The result? No chlorine smell, no sore eyes, crystal clear water and, most importantly – happy guests.
    Isn’t it time you switched to UV?

  • UV Technology – Medium Pressure vs. Low Pressure. Which one is better?

    When evaluating UV equipment, it can be quite difficult to understand the differences between manufacturers, technology, and system performance. Since UV equipment tends to last for 15-20 years, many buyers and engineers specifying equipment, may not understand all of the differences, since it is not a product that requires constant re-evaluation and replacement. When UV Read the Rest…

    When evaluating UV equipment, it can be quite difficult to understand the differences between manufacturers, technology, and system performance. Since UV equipment tends to last for 15-20 years, many buyers and engineers specifying equipment, may not understand all of the differences, since it is not a product that requires constant re-evaluation and replacement.
    When UV manufacturers refer to medium pressure or low pressure technology, the term pressure is in reference to the gas pressure inside of the lamp and not the system operating pressure in the pipework. Both technologies can handle system operating pressure equally.
    When medium pressure UV technology was introduced, the main advancement was the ability to create lamps that would have a much higher output per lamp than low pressure lamps. Industrial medium pressure UV systems can output approximately 10 times more energy per lamp than low pressure UV lamps. This provides greater disinfection capacity within a single UV vessel, without the addition of numerous lamps to achieve a high level of disinfection, as required with low pressure systems. Therefore, medium pressure technology uses fewer lamps, has a smaller footprint, requires less maintenance, and requires fewer consumables overall.
    It has been found over the years that medium pressure UV technology tends to provide a higher level of inactivation of organisms than low pressure UV (even at equivalent dosage levels),

    due to the polychromatic output of medium pressure UV. This polychromatic output allows medium pressure UV to inactivate organisms through protein degradation and enzymatic breakdown, in addition to DNA destruction. It has been shown that some strains of organisms (such as adenovirus), require 1.5 times the dose with low pressure UV technology as compared to medium pressure UV, for an equivalent level of inactivation.

    The biggest drawback of medium pressure as compared to low pressure, is that the lamps are less efficient and consume more energy in order to provide the same disinfection dose. In addition, because of the high output per lamp of medium pressure systems, they can require additional process design to dissipate the heat that is generated, especially during periods of zero flow. As a result, determining which system has the best fit, depends a lot on the process and application.
    Below is a table suggesting which technology may be the best fit for a particular process and application.

    It may be helpful when choosing a UV system to work with a manufacturer that has the expertise and manufacturing capabilities to offer both types of technologies, in order to get an accurate assessment of which technology is the best fit.
    In addition, process and system design play an equally important role in determining which system best fits into the process, especially in regards to flow (intermittent or constant), water quality, and desired level of disinfection performance.
    When implementing UV, working closely with a sanitary processing expert (such as companies that belong to the Food Industry Suppliers Association – FISA) can help ensure the right UV technology is chosen for your specific process.

  • Hanovia consolidating its presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

    Company showcasing its award winning UV technology at Brau Beviale in November UV disinfection specialist Hanovia continues to strengthen its share in the DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) region, with a growing specialist sales channel, efficient support structure and hence a growing customer list. Brau Beviale, held between 8-10 November in Nuremberg, Germany, presents another Read the Rest…


    Company showcasing its award winning UV technology at Brau Beviale in November
    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia continues to strengthen its share in the DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) region, with a growing specialist sales channel, efficient support structure and hence a growing customer list. Brau Beviale, held between 8-10 November in Nuremberg, Germany, presents another opportunity to visit our team and have a friendly chat about our award winning PureLine UV products for the beverage and brewery industry. The company will be located at Booth 133 in Hall 7.
    “We believe our UV technology is perfect for the exacting standards of European beverage manufacturers and brewers,” says Hanovia’s European Sales Manager Matthias Boeker. “Our UVEO (UV Energy Optimised) single lamp UV systems offer extraordinary efficiency and energy savings, while our PQ (Performance Qualified) low and medium pressure UV systems are validated by an independent, third party body to meet the most stringent requirements.
    Our award winning technology will be showcased at the event and we would also like to meet with customers to discuss how UV technology can help them improve their disinfection and dechlorination processes,” added Matthias.
    Founded over 90 years ago in Slough in the United Kingdom, Hanovia started off by manufacturing UV lamps for medical treatment, known as ‘actinotherapy’ or ‘artificial sunlight’. In 1927, only three years after being founded, the company started overseas distribution. From those early days, Hanovia has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV lamps and systems for water disinfection in the industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping industries. In 1987 it delivered the first UV system in the world for inactivating cryptosporidium in drinking water (to the Fort Benton, Montana drinking water facility in the USA).
    Hanovia still has its headquarters in Slough, with regional offices in Germany, the USA and China. It provides an unrivalled level of customer care under its UVCare service and works very closely with a network of distributors to ensure its customers receive a very professional experience. This is why Hanovia now regarded as a world leader in UV disinfection technology for processing applications. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Hanovia’s Danish Distributor AxFlow Showing Performance Qualified UV Technology at Automatik 2016

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia, through its Danish distributor AxFlow, is showcasing its PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection technology at Automatik 2016 in Brøndby Hallen between 13-15 September (Booth B1014) Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified and chemical-free UV treatment of water in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, Hanovia’s PureLine PQ and PharmaLine PQ Read the Rest…


    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia, through its Danish distributor AxFlow, is showcasing its PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection technology at Automatik 2016 in Brøndby Hallen between 13-15 September (Booth B1014)
    Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified and chemical-free UV treatment of water in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, Hanovia’s PureLine PQ and PharmaLine PQ UV systems respectively take disinfection to another level.
    Commenting on PQ technology, Gunvinder Bhogal, Hanovia’s Marketing Manager, said: “Ensuring product quality in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical production processes, while also being price conscious, can be a difficult balancing act for producers. They need to know that the disinfection technology they’re using is validated and fit for purpose. At the same time they need to balance the cost of the technology with the financial realities.
    “The PQ range ticks all the boxes as it guards your water process and offers you peace of mind that your process is safe. This is because its disinfection performance and dose calculation has been verified by a third party. The advanced controller continuously calculates the dose, responding to changes in water quality, and will alarm should the dose deviate from the set limits. Comprehensive validation documentation is also available to enable the UV system’s performance to be verifiable throughout its operation period.”
    Automatik is held every two years in Brøndby Hallen. Organised by MCH in partnership with a committee consisting of representatives from trend-setting sector organisations in the industry, it is the leading regional event for industrial automation, process automation, robotics technology, power transmission technology, hydraulics and pneumatic

  • Hanovia’s Distributor Mikron Showing Performance Qualified UV Technology at Istanbul Water Expo

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia, through its Turkish distributor Mikron, is showcasing its PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection technology at the Istanbul Water Expo between 1-3 September (Hall 11, Booth 1115). Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified and chemical-free UV treatment of water in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, the PureLine PQ Read the Rest…

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia, through its Turkish distributor Mikron, is showcasing its PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection technology at the Istanbul Water Expo between 1-3 September (Hall 11, Booth 1115).

    Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified and chemical-free UV treatment of water in the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, the PureLine PQ and PharmaLine PQ UV systems respectively take disinfection to another level.
    “I see the PQ as a kind of ‘policeman’, guarding your water process and offering you peace of mind that your process is safe,” says Halim Mirza, Hanovia’s Middle Eastern & Africa Regional Manager. “This is because its disinfection performance and dose calculation has been verified by a third party. The advanced controller continuously calculates the dose, responding to changes in water quality, and will alarm should the dose deviate from the set limits. Comprehensive validation documentation is also available to enable the
    UV system’s performance to be verifiable throughout its operation period.”
    Hanovia’s Global Marketing Manager, Gunvinder Bhogal added, “Turkey and the wider region is a very important market for Hanovia. With customers in the region becoming more conscious about energy saving, our new UVEO (UV Energy Optimised) technology lines up with green initiatives, providing a critical barrier against contamination by non-chemical means. Using the system at particular points in the water treatment process also allows customers to prolong the life of other components, such as reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, by eliminating the risk of downstream contamination.”
    The Istanbul Water Expo is the only event in Turkey focused solely on the water and wastewater industry. It brings together a comprehensive range of technologies and developments in the sustainable use of water resources and effective water management, water and wastewater treatment and reuse in one location.

  • Hanovia showing UV systems for every type of pool and spa at Piscine Middle East

    Large or small, indoor or outdoor, all pools and spas catered for No matter what type of pool or spa, Hanovia has the appropriate UV for both disinfection and destruction of chloramines in swimming pool water. The company is therefore delighted to announce that it will be showing this technology for the first time at Read the Rest…


    No matter what type of pool or spa, Hanovia has the appropriate UV for both disinfection and destruction of chloramines in swimming pool water. The company is therefore delighted to announce that it will be showing this technology for the first time at Piscine Middle East. Please call past Booth IF13 to find out more.
    What are the benefits of UV for pool and spa owners?
    To start with, Hanovia’s UV is a powerful disinfection technology which virtually eliminates the need for chlorination (except for small residual amounts). In countless Hanovia installations around the world, bathers and staff always comment on how much better the air quality around the pool is.
    Added to that, UV removes any remaining chlorination by-products (known as chloramines) – so sore eyes and the unpleasant ‘chlorine smell’ are a thing of the past.
    The water is also demonstrably clearer and there is less wear and tear to building structures caused by chloramines.
    All Hanovia UV systems are fitted with fully tried and tested components which ensure effective operation and ensure safety and comfort for bathers and staff.
    Different configurations are available, allowing easy installation and avoiding expensive pipework changes.
    The latest generation of UV systems have energy efficient features and offer low capital costs
    Indoor Pools
    For indoor pools Hanovia has two different models of UV systems – both offering water disinfection and destruction of chloramines:
    SwimLine Splash – also for small pools with smaller water flows, this system uses medium pressure UV and is idea for breaking down chloramines which are primary cause of skin and eye irritation. Economical to operate, very compact and easy to install, service and maintain – important considerations for small operators.
    Indoor Spas and Hydrotherapy Pools
    For this application the SwimLine Splash system is ideal. Designed for small flows, it uses medium pressure UV do deliver the powerful ‘UV punch’ needed to remove microbes which can breed faster in warm or hot water.
    SwimLine UVEO (Ultraviolet Energy Optimised), for larger pools with higher water flows. Using up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems – with just a single UV lamp – it delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with maximum efficiency. The SwimLine UVEO is also optimised specifically for pool bio-safety and ensures chlorine-resistant organisms, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, are controlled with the optimum UV dose. It is compliant with both local country standards and the emerging US Model Aquatic Health Code requirements.
    Outdoor Pools
    Because chloramines are not much of an issue with outdoor pools, as they are quickly dispersed, the low pressure UV SwimLine LP series is ideal. It is designed to effectively kill numerous types of bacteria commonly found in swimming pool water.
    All Hanovia’s UV systems are designed for easy installation into existing pipework, matching pipe velocities and turnover rates in all pools and spas. Lamp replacement is quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.
    Options for the SwimLine Splash include a UV intensity monitor to optimise UV output and auto wiper. For the SwimLine UVEO, a patented ‘UVGuard’ which allows safe checking of the UV sensor using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design.
    No matter what type of pool or spa, Hanovia has the appropriate UV for both disinfection and destruction of chloramines in swimming pool water. The company is therefore delighted to announce that it will be showing this technology for the first time at Piscine Middle East. Please call past Booth IF13 to find out more.

  • Engineering is a great choice for girls” says Hanovia’s Gugu Moyo

    Gugu Moyo is a Quality and Planning Engineer at British UV water disinfection specialist Hanovia. With National Women in Engineering Day coming up on June 23, she reflects on the challenges and opportunities of a profession where only 6% of professional engineers are women. Like many teenagers I considered many career options. Growing up in Read the Rest…


    Gugu Moyo is a Quality and Planning Engineer at British UV water disinfection specialist Hanovia. With National Women in Engineering Day coming up on June 23, she reflects on the challenges and opportunities of a profession where only 6% of professional engineers are women.
    Like many teenagers I considered many career options. Growing up in Zimbabwe, the challenges facing girls wanting to go into engineering were much the same as in the UK, with widespread misunderstanding about what engineers do. The image of spending the day in a boiler suit, covered in grease and wielding a wrench is hard to shift, despite the fact that in my career my tools are typically computers, software and statistics.
    I considered other possible careers using my abilities with maths and science, such as medicine and pharmacy, but decided to stick to my guns with engineering and I have found that, in the UK, people judge you by your ability as an engineer, not on your gender.
    I came to the UK in 2007 to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Greenwich, followed by a Masters in Mechanical Manufacturing and Engineering. During both qualifications there was significant practical experience in secondments to companies. During my first degree I undertook a ‘Year in Industry’ with Npower CoGen in Aylesford and during my Masters was seconded to lighting specialists Heathfield and Company.
    These experiences showed me what working life is really like made me realise how important work experience is – and how more girls might come into engineering if they could see engineering at first hand while still at school. It gave me a real insight into what to expect in an engineering career after university, and the skills I learned have constantly come into play.
    “More girls might come into engineering if they could see engineering at first hand while still at school.”
    I would advise any girls considering GSCE and ‘A’ Level choices to consider engineering very carefully. If you can do some work experience in an engineering environment it will enable you to see for yourself that there are lots of silly myths about what engineers do. I would also say don’t be influenced by what your friends are choosing. Your future is your own, so pick subjects you enjoy and if that leads to engineering, give it a try. I have certainly found engineering a great career so far.
    “Your future is your own, so pick subjects you enjoy and if that leads to engineering, give it a try.”
    My present job for Hanovia is as a Quality and Planning Engineer, involving quality assurance and internal process improvement, driven from statistical monitoring. It’s as far from the boiler suit and grease image as you can possibly get. In many ways it’s more like being an engineering detective, looking at evidence and making important decisions based on that evidence.
    I hope more girls will take an engineering career more seriously and I also hope more companies will start offering work experience to younger people – and to girls in particular. All sizes of companies can help with this, ensuring that pupils at school understand more about engineering and that there are more experienced graduates out there when it comes to recruitment. I know that some companies are wary of putting resource into this type of activity, but with experienced partners like the charity EDT, who run the Year in industry and other schemes, the complexity is less than might be imagined.

    Providing work experience is a great investment in the future of the engineering sector where we must ensure that the number of women in engineering careers increases many times over to ensure that the industry has the skills it needs in the future.
    Commenting on Gugu’s role at Hanovia, the company’s Managing Director John Ryan says: ““Ethnic and Gender diversity in our team makes us stronger and better able to respond positively to the needs of our diverse, global customer base. We’re delighted to have engineers such as Gugu in our team and I hope her story encourages more female students to consider a career in engineering. Unfortunately when we recruit we see very few female applicants and this can only change by offering a much more engaging perspective of what it means to be an engineer, so students can make an informed choice, not one based on an outdated notion that actually was never really true.”

  • Hanovia Christmas Office times

    The Hanovia team would like to make you aware that the UK office will be closed from the 25th December 2015 and will re-open on the 04th January 2016. Hanovia Global Offices: UK & Germany Closed from 25th December 2015 – 4th January 2016 Americas – Aquionics Cincinnati, USA Closed on December 24, 25, 31 & Read the Rest…

    The Hanovia team would like to make you aware that the UK office will be closed from the 25th December 2015 and will re-open on the 04th January 2016.
    Hanovia Global Offices:
    UK & Germany
    Closed from 25th December 2015 – 4th January 2016
    Americas – Aquionics Cincinnati, USA
    Closed on December 24, 25, 31 & January 1.
    Asia – Shanghai, China
    TBC
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    Thank you
    Best Regards,
    The Hanovia Team

  • Hanovia Launches PureLine UVEO UV Systems Specially Optimised for Food and Beverage Applications

    Hanovia’s PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) medium pressure UV system uses up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems with just a single UV lamp. This delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with reduced life cycle costs for the food, beverage and brewing industries. Energy and cost reductions Building on Hanovia’s 90 years’ experience Read the Rest…


    Hanovia’s PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) medium pressure UV system uses up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems with just a single UV lamp. This delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with reduced life cycle costs for the food, beverage and brewing industries.
    Energy and cost reductions
    Building on Hanovia’s 90 years’ experience in UV treatment, the PureLine UVEO takes advantage of an optimised hydraulic design to provide up to 60% improvement in the treatment capacity over conventional medium pressure UV systems. This means reduced running costs without compromising on bio-security.
    A prime benefit is that treatment is performed with just a single medium pressure UV lamp, eliminating the need to install a bigger system with multiple lamps at higher flows. This saves on up front capital costs and lifetime spares costs.
    The system utilises a smart control system that reads the process water conditions using flow, transmittance and chlorine sensors to control the electronic ballast with ‘stepless’ power, which can then automatically adjust the power from 100% to 30%. This feature helps increase the life of the medium pressure lamp and provides further savings on power costs.
    Designed for the food and beverage industries
    PureLine UVEO systems come in three ranges:
    The ‘H’ Edition is designed specifically to meet the highly stringent food, beverage and brewing industry regulations. All wetted parts use food grade-approved materials, while a UV chamber with a high specification internal finish is available if required.
    The ‘Standard’ edition, which provides required levels of disinfection and prevents downstream contamination before reverse osmosis (RO) filters and at the point of use.
    The ‘Dechlor’ edition, based on either H or Standard chamber designs, which provides guaranteed levels of dechlorination coupled with strong disinfection to protect downstream processes such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) from premature aging and biofouling.
    Medium pressure UV lamps provide the highest possible UV output at the specific wavelengths required to destroy microorganisms. Medium pressure UV is especially effective against chlorine-resistant pathogens such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Reduced reliance on chlorine helps protect downstream contamination of filters early on in the water treatment process. Medium pressure UV is also very effective at removing ozone from process water, ensuring product quality before bottling.
    UVEO technology provides the food, beverage and brewing industries with optimised UV systems in line with requirements. The PureLine UVEO’s chamber size, lamp power and control systems have been tested to ensure not only that high levels of process water disinfection are achieved, but also that green initiatives are met by lowering power consumption.
    Safe, easy maintenance
    The PureLine UVEO is provided with Hanovia’s patented ‘UVGuard’, which allows safe checking of the UV sensor (performance monitoring instrument) using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design, which protects the operator from exposure to UV light.The UV system is available in a range of sizes and treatment capacities to meet typical process requirements. It is designed for easy installation into existing pipework and can be fitted with an internal auto-wiper which maintains UV output efficiency by regularly cleaning the quartz sleeve housing the UV lamp. Lamp replacement is also quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.
    About Hanovia
    Hanovia has 90 years of UV design and manufacturing experience. Its headquarters are in the United Kingdom and it has regional offices in Germany, the USA and China, supporting EMEA, the Americas and Asia respectively. The company provides an unrivalled level of customer care under its UVCare service and works very closely with a global network of distributors to ensure its customers receive a very professional experience. This is why Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for processing applications. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Hanovia Launching PureLine UVEO Technology to Asia-Pacific Market at CBST in Shanghai

    Hanovia announces the Asia-Pacific launch of its PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) disinfection technology at the China International Beverage Industry Exhibition on Science and Technology (CBST) in Shanghai, China. Designed specifically for disinfecting process water in the food, beverage and brewing industries, the technology will be on display at Hanovia’s booth (W1, 1D06). The CBST Read the Rest…


    Hanovia announces the Asia-Pacific launch of its PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) disinfection technology at the China International Beverage Industry Exhibition on Science and Technology (CBST) in Shanghai, China. Designed specifically for disinfecting process water in the food, beverage and brewing industries, the technology will be on display at Hanovia’s booth (W1, 1D06). The CBST takes place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) between 4-6 November.
    The product will then be launched to the EMEA market a week later at BrauBeviale in Germany. Hanovia’s Global Marketing Manager, Gunvinder Bhogal commented, “Asia is a very important region for the company and over many years we have strengthened our position here, establishing our Asian headquarters in Shanghai to support our customers through our extensive network of country distributors across the region. The UVEO technology is perfect for the region as it allows less energy to be used while still delivering effective water disinfection at required flows with a single medium pressure lamp.”
    With over 90 years’ experience, Hanovia has put UVEO technology at the core of its next-generation of PureLine UV systems. By using less power than conventional UV systems, with just a single medium pressure UV lamp, PureLine UVEO technology delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with maximum efficiency and control.
    All Hanovia UVEO systems are provided with its patented ‘UVGuard’, which allows safe checking of the UV sensor (performance monitoring instrument) using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design, which protects the operator from exposure to UV light.

  • Hanovia Showcasing Dechlorination and UVEO UV Technology at Aquatech

    Hanovia is showcasing the latest in UV technology for dechlorination at this year’s Aquatech trade show in Amsterdam between 3-6 November. The company will also be showing its PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) technology. Hanovia will be located in Hall 1, Booth 01.110. Hanovia’s UV dechlorination systems provide a clean, efficient alternative to other methods, Read the Rest…


    Hanovia is showcasing the latest in UV technology for dechlorination at this year’s Aquatech trade show in Amsterdam between 3-6 November. The company will also be showing its PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) technology. Hanovia will be located in Hall 1, Booth 01.110.
    Hanovia’s UV dechlorination systems provide a clean, efficient alternative to other methods, offering protection to key process equipment such reverse osmosis membranes and ion exchange systems from residual chlorine build-up and biofouling. They are ideal for hygienic applications such as pharmaceutical, cosmetics and beverage manufacturing where pure water, minimal bacterial build-up, low downtime and optimised running costs are all vital.
    In addition to its dechlorination technology, Hanovia will also be showcasing its UVEO technology at Aquatech. By using less power than conventional UV systems, with just a single medium pressure UV lamp, PureLine UVEO systems deliver a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with maximum efficiency and control. All UVEO systems are provided with Hanovia’s patented ‘UVGuard’ as standard – this allows safe checking of the UV sensor (performance monitoring instrument) using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design, which protects the operator from exposure to UV light.

  • Malaysian Soft Drink Manufacturer uses Hanovia UV to Remove Bacteria from Process Water

    UV disinfection system installed after dechlorination unit F&N Beverages Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in Malaysia has installed a Hanovia UV disinfection system at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu. The Hanovia UV system is installed after an activated carbon dechlorination unit and is used to eliminate bacteria from water used in the soft drinks Read the Rest…

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    F&N Beverages Manufacturing Sdn Bhd in Malaysia has installed a Hanovia UV disinfection system at its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Inanam, Kota Kinabalu. The Hanovia UV system is installed after an activated carbon dechlorination unit and is used to eliminate bacteria from water used in the soft drinks manufacturing process.
    F&N is Malaysia’s largest soft drinks manufacturer, producing many of the country’s most well-known brands, including 100PLUS, F&N Fruit Tea and F&N SEASONS. The company’s brand promise is ‘Pure Enjoyment, Pure Goodness’, so quality is uppermost in all its manufacturing processes.
    UV technology is required for this application to fulfil local QA/QC (quality assurance/quality control) requirements. Hanovia was selected as the UV system supplier due to the company’s reputation in the beverage industry and the fact that its UV systems are optimised for process water applications such as those found in beverage manufacturing. Added benefits for the customer included low operating and maintenance costs.
    The benefits of UV
    Meeting the increasingly rigorous hygiene standards required in the beverage industries is a real challenge. If improvements need to be made to plant and equipment, they need to bring quick returns on the investment and measurable improvements in product quality. UV ensures guaranteed quality of treated water without affecting taste or colour of final product.
    For manufacturers seeking to improve the quality of the end product, UV is an economic, realistic option. It is an established method of disinfecting drinking water throughout the world, and is also widely used for high purity applications such as pharmaceutical processing and microchip manufacturing, where water of the highest quality is essential.
    There are no microorganisms known to be resistant to UV – this includes pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Legionella and Cryptosporidium (and its spores, which are resistant to chlorination).
    UV disinfection systems are also easy to install, with minimum disruption to the plant. They need very little maintenance, the only requirement being replacement of the UV lamps every 9 – 12 months, depending on use. This is a simple operation that takes only a few minutes and can be carried out by general maintenance staff.

  • Hanovia Unveiling PureLine UVEO UV Disinfection System at BrauBeviale

    At 11am on 10 November at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Hanovia will unveil its new PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) disinfection system. Designed specifically for disinfecting process water in the food, beverage and brewing industries, the technology will be revealed in Hall 7, Booth 7-133. With over 90 years’ experience, Hanovia has put UVEO technology at Read the Rest…


    At 11am on 10 November at BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Hanovia will unveil its new PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) disinfection system. Designed specifically for disinfecting process water in the food, beverage and brewing industries, the technology will be revealed in Hall 7, Booth 7-133.
    With over 90 years’ experience, Hanovia has put UVEO technology at the core of its next generation of PureLine UV systems. By using less power than conventional UV systems, with just a single medium pressure UV lamp, PureLine UVEO technology delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with maximum efficiency and control.
    The company will also be showcasing its hugely successful Performance Qualified (PQ) validated UV technology. Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection for process water in the food and beverage industries, PQ UV systems provide the ultimate in process security with performance validation from an authoritative third party. They also offer real-time UV monitoring (including self-compensation for varying water quality), validated UV dose calculations and easy to use controls, all adding up to maximum biosecurity for the production process and peace of mind for the operator.
    PQ systems come in a range of sizes and treatment capacities to meet typical process requirements. Designed for easy installation into existing pipework and matching pipe velocities, they are fitted with internal auto-wipers which maintain UV output efficiency by regularly cleaning the quartz sleeve housing the UV lamp. Lamp replacement is also quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.
    Hanovia supplies its award-winning UV disinfection systems to beverage manufacturing plants around the world, and its 3rd party-validated PQ system for process water treatment is fast becoming an industry leader.
    All Hanovia UV systems are provided with its patented ‘UVGuard’, which allows safe checking of the UV sensor (performance monitoring instrument) using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design, which protects the operator from exposure to UV light.
    Find out more and arrange a meeting at Brau Beviale 2015…click here

  • Hanovia Launches PureLine UVEO UV Systems Specially Optimised for Food and Beverage Applications

    Hanovia’s PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) medium pressure UV system uses up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems with just a single UV lamp. This delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with reduced life cycle costs for the food, beverage and brewing industries. Energy and Read the Rest…


    Hanovia’s PureLine Ultraviolet Energy Optimised (UVEO) medium pressure UV system uses up to 60% less power than conventional UV systems with just a single UV lamp. This delivers a guaranteed, consistent UV dose with reduced life cycle costs for the food, beverage and brewing industries.
    Energy and cost reductions
    Building on Hanovia’s 90 years’ experience in UV treatment, the PureLine UVEO takes advantage of an optimised hydraulic design to provide up to 60% improvement in the treatment capacity over conventional medium pressure UV systems. This means reduced running costs without compromising on bio-security.
    A prime benefit is that treatment is performed with just a single medium pressure UV lamp, eliminating the need to install a bigger system with multiple lamps at higher flows. This saves on up front capital costs and lifetime spares costs.
    The system utilises a smart control system that reads the process water conditions using flow, transmittance and chlorine sensors to control the electronic ballast with ‘stepless’ power, which can then automatically adjust the power from 100% to 30%. This feature helps increase the life of the medium pressure lamp and provides further savings on power costs.Designed for the food and beverage industries
    PureLine UVEO systems come in three ranges:
    The ‘H’ Edition is designed specifically to meet the highly stringent food, beverage and brewing industry regulations. All wetted parts use food grade-approved materials, while a UV chamber with a high specification internal finish is available if required.
    The ‘Standard’ edition, which provides required levels of disinfection and prevents downstream contamination before reverse osmosis (RO) filters and at the point of use.
    The ‘Dechlor’ edition, based on either H or Standard chamber designs, which provides guaranteed levels of dechlorination coupled with strong disinfection to protect downstream processes such as Reverse Osmosis (RO) from premature aging and biofouling.
    Medium pressure UV lamps provide the highest possible UV output at the specific wavelengths required to destroy microorganisms. Medium pressure UV is especially effective against chlorine-resistant pathogens such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Reduced reliance on chlorine helps protect downstream contamination of filters early on in the water treatment process. Medium pressure UV is also very effective at removing ozone from process water, ensuring product quality before bottling.
    UVEO technology provides the food, beverage and brewing industries with optimised UV systems in line with requirements. The PureLine UVEO’s chamber size, lamp power and control systems have been tested to ensure not only that high levels of process water disinfection are achieved, but also that green initiatives are met by lowering power consumption.
    Safe, easy maintenance
    The PureLine UVEO is provided with Hanovia’s patented ‘UVGuard’, which allows safe checking of the UV sensor (performance monitoring instrument) using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design, which protects the operator from exposure to UV light.
    The UV system is available in a range of sizes and treatment capacities to meet typical process requirements. It is designed for easy installation into existing pipework and can be fitted with an internal auto-wiper which maintains UV output efficiency by regularly cleaning the quartz sleeve housing the UV lamp. Lamp replacement is also quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.
    About Hanovia
    Hanovia has 90 years of UV design and manufacturing experience. Its headquarters are in the United Kingdom and it has regional offices in Germany, the USA and China, supporting EMEA, the Americas and Asia respectively. The company provides an unrivalled level of customer care under its UVCare service and works very closely with a global network of distributors to ensure its customers receive a very professional experience. This is why Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for processing applications. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Hanovia’s Latest UV Disinfection Technology at Brau Beviale 2015

    Hanovia will be showcasing the latest in UV technology for water and sugar disinfection systems including the hugely successful Performance Qualified (PQ) validated system at the this year’s BrauBeviale trade fair in Nuremberg between 10-12 November (Hall 7, Booth 7-133). Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food and beverage industries, Read the Rest…


    Hanovia will be showcasing the latest in UV technology for water and sugar disinfection systems including the hugely successful Performance Qualified (PQ) validated system at the this year’s BrauBeviale trade fair in Nuremberg between 10-12 November (Hall 7, Booth 7-133).
    Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food and beverage industries, Hanovia’s UV disinfection systems provide the ultimate in process security with performance validation from an authoritative third party. It offers real-time UV monitoring (including self-compensation for varying water quality), validated UV dose calculations and easy to use controls, all adding up to maximum biosecurity for the production process and peace of mind for the operator.
    The systems come in a range of sizes and treatment capacities to meet typical process requirements. Designed for easy installation into existing pipework and matching pipe velocities, they are fitted with internal auto-wipers which maintain UV output efficiency by regularly cleaning the quartz sleeve housing the UV lamp. Lamp replacement is also quick and easy, with the system designed to allow easy access, even in small plant rooms.
    Hanovia’s UV systems are provided with the patented ‘UVGuard’, which allows safe checking of the UV sensor (performance monitoring instrument) using a unique ‘eyelid shutter’ design, which protects the operator from exposure to UV light.
    With 90 years of experience Hanovia delivers on providing UV technology that is backed with UV Science and in line with customer requirements. With the recent awarded EU grant to develop the future of UV technology, Hanovia continuously positions itself as the pioneer of Industrial UV water disinfection.
    Please contact Gunvinder Bhogal (Marketing Manager) to arrange a meeting or request information on our systems: gunvinder.bhogal@hanovia.com

  • 4th Generation Australian Winemaker uses Hanovia UV for Water Disinfection

    UV ensures bacterial count is kept to zero To disinfect water in the winemaking process, Brown Brothers winery in Victoria, Australia has installed a Hanovia ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. The system was installed by Fluidquip Australia, Hanovia’s local partner. One of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies, Brown Brothers Read the Rest…


    To disinfect water in the winemaking process, Brown Brothers winery in Victoria, Australia has installed a Hanovia ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. The system was installed by Fluidquip Australia, Hanovia’s local partner.
    One of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies, Brown Brothers has been making wine in Victoria for over 120 years. Over this time it has established a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative wine producers.
    Being a fourth generation family winery, it’s seen many changes in the Australian wine industry, yet the cornerstone of its success remains as a varietal wine specialist and winemaking innovator.
    With this mantra in mind, the company selected Hanovia UV disinfection to treat the water needed for its wine-making process. UV delivers the most secure and environmentally friendly water disinfection available, with the UV-treated water used for bottle washing, process water, QC, laboratory water and just about anything else where clean and bio-secure water is required throughout the winery.
    In 2009 Brown Brothers updated its existing UV water disinfection system to the latest Hanovia AF3 UV system. “Our Hanovia UV system has worked perfectly since we installed it in 2009. We routinely get a zero (bacterial) count after the UV. It wasn’t always that way – our old UV system would often return counts for bacteria of 40, 80 or sometimes even 100 CFU (Colony Forming Units),” says Steve Dows from Brown Brothers.
    The Hanovia UV disinfection system safeguards Brown Brothers’ water from the risk of water-borne micro-organisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds, as well as harmful protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, which are chlorine-resistant. It does this with no effect on the water’s pH, colour or taste, ensuring there is no impact on the quality, flavour or aroma of the wine, which is important when you are producing gold medal winning wines.
    “Chlorine is a no-no anywhere in the wine making process as it can affect the taste of the wine,” adds Steve.
    Brown Brothers use a deep bore as its water supply and positions the Hanovia UV disinfection system after 0.04 micron filters. UV disinfection has the advantage of using no chemicals and it introduces no disinfection by-products into the process. It is effective against all known microbes.
    After being awarded several gold medals in the Royal Melbourne Wine Show in 2012, it’s clear that Brown Brothers continue to lay claim as one of Australia’s most iconic winemaking success stories.

  • Hanovia UV Technology Recognised as ‘Great British Product’ in China

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to announce that it has won the 2014 ‘Great British Product’ award at this year’s British Business Awards in Beijing, China. Hanovia won the award for its PharmaLine and PureLine range of UV disinfection systems. “This is the first time we have won this award and we are absolutely Read the Rest…

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is delighted to announce that it has won the 2014 ‘Great British Product’ award at this year’s British Business Awards in Beijing, China. Hanovia won the award for its PharmaLine and PureLine range of UV disinfection systems.
    “This is the first time we have won this award and we are absolutely delighted. It is a great recognition of the quality and reliability of our UV technology,” commented Wang Tao, Hanovia’s China General Manager. The award was accepted by Rebecca Kang, the administrative assistant at Hanovia’s Beijing office.

    Organised by the British Chamber of Commerce in China and the China-Britain Business Council, the British Business Awards recognise and promote excellence in innovation, enterprise and endeavour in the British and Chinese business communities. They highlight organisations who are achieving outstanding results and who demonstrate commitment to trade and investment in China. The Awards have grown in stature since the inaugural edition in 2008 to become a prestigious feature of the business calendar in China.
    Hanovia’s PharmaLine and PureLine disinfection systems stood out from rivals as they are designed very specifically to provide effective water disinfection in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries, where effective disinfection is essential and driven by legislation.
    Mr Wang continued: “As a leading UV company Hanovia is dedicated to continuous innovation. Since we entered the Chinese market in 2005 we have successively launched a number of innovative products for the Chinese food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, winning unanimous praise from industry experts. This makes us extremely proud of the work we do.
    “This year also saw us celebrate Hanovia’s 90th anniversary, so it’s a very special time for the company. We recently established an Asia Pacific UV Application R&D Centre in Shanghai and we will continue to innovate and provide better and safer UV technology to the Chinese food & beverage industry.”
    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with offices in the USA and China and a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications. The company recently celebrated its 90th anniversary. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Hanovia Presenting at Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress

    Halim Mirza, Hanovia’s MENA Regional Sales Manager, is presenting a paper entitled ‘The Benefits of UV in the Beverage Industry’ at this year’s Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress in Dubai. The Congress is part of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo, which is held between 14-16 December. Hanovia will also be exhibiting its PureLine PQ Read the Rest…

    Halim Mirza, Hanovia’s MENA Regional Sales Manager, is presenting a paper entitled ‘The Benefits of UV in the Beverage Industry’ at this year’s Global Water & Beverage Technology Congress in Dubai. The Congress is part of the Dubai Drink Technology Expo, which is held between 14-16 December.
    Hanovia will also be exhibiting its PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at the Expo (Booth 602) through its local distributor Water Engineering Technologies FZC (WET).
    Why UV?
    The beverage industry operates under exacting safety and quality standards. Any microbial contamination in the process can cause discoloration, affect flavour and shorten shelf-life, not to mention potential health risks to consumers. Effective microbial disinfection of the whole process is therefore essential.
    UV is an increasingly popular non-chemical disinfection method as it eliminates all known spoilage microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds (and their spores). It is a low maintenance, environmentally friendly technology which eliminates the need for chemical treatment while ensuring high levels of disinfection.
    PureLine PQ range
    Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other high purity applications, the PQ system is guaranteed to provide the ultimate process security with performance validation from an authoritative third party. It provides real-time UV monitoring (including self-compensation for varying water quality), validated UV dose calculations and features simple to use controls, all adding up to maximum biosecurity for the production process and peace of mind for the operator.
    “By working with our local partner WET we’ve already had a number of successful installations across different industries in the United Arab Emirates, all with excellent feedback from the customers,” said Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director. “We’ve also noticed that, as production processes become more mature, the need for advanced UV technology also grows stronger. The Dubai Drink Technology Expo is therefore the perfect platform to introduce our state-of-the-art technology to a wider audience,” he added.
    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications, with branch offices in the USA and China and a global distributor network. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Great Exhibition for Hanovia at VIETWATER 2014.

    STD&S our Vietnamese distributor have a positive show at VIETWATER 2014 with a lot of interest around Hanovia’s Performace Qualified (PQ) product, which has been validated for the Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industry. Contact STD&S Co in Vietnam: +84 8 39257207

    STD&S our Vietnamese distributor have a positive show at VIETWATER 2014 with a lot of interest around Hanovia’s Performace Qualified (PQ) product, which has been validated for the Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industry.

  • Hanovia showing its PureLine PQ UV disinfection system at VIETWATER 2014

    Hanovia, a world leader in UV technology, is showing PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at this year’s VIETWATER exhibition in Saigon (booth H35). Hanovia is exhibiting through its local distributor STD&S Co., Ltd, a specialist in water treatment technology. Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical Read the Rest…

    Hanovia, a world leader in UV technology, is showing PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at this year’s VIETWATER exhibition in Saigon (booth H35). Hanovia is exhibiting through its local distributor STD&S Co., Ltd, a specialist in water treatment technology.
    Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other high purity applications, the PQ system is guaranteed to provide the ultimate process security with performance validation from an authoritative third party. It provides real-time UV monitoring (including self-compensation for varying water quality), validated UV dose calculations and features simple to use controls, all adding up to maximum biosecurity for the production process and peace of mind for the operator.

    “By working with our local partner STD&S we’ve already had a number of successful installations across different industries in Vietnam, all with excellent feedback from the customers,” said Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director. “We’ve also noticed that, as production processes become more mature, the need for advanced UV technology also grows stronger. VIETWATER is therefore the perfect platform to introduce our state-of-the-art technology to a wider audience,” he added.
    Held between November 12-14, VIETWATER is the most influential water industry exhibition in Vietnam and is expected to attract over 50,000 professional visitors from across Southeast Asia. It is held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre.

  • Age is no barrier to innovation at Hanovia!

    90 Years and Counting For 90 years Hanovia, tucked away in the Berkshire town of Slough in the UK, has been quietly innovating. From its early days making UV lamps for treating skin conditions to today’s high-tech UV water treatment systems, the company has always been at the forefront of UV science and, at 90, Read the Rest…

    For 90 years Hanovia, tucked away in the Berkshire town of Slough in the UK, has been quietly innovating. From its early days making UV lamps for treating skin conditions to today’s high-tech UV water treatment systems, the company has always been at the forefront of UV science and, at 90, age is no barrier to innovation!
    Hanovia is now a world leader in UV disinfection for applications as diverse as food and beverage processing, pharmaceutical manufacturing, brewing, electronics, swimming pools, buildings, ballast water and fish farms.
    To celebrate its 90th anniversary the company hosted a celebration at its HQ on November 3 which was attended the Mayor of Slough, Shafiq Chaudhry, Rob Anderson, the Leader of Slough Borough Council, representatives from SEGRO (which runs Slough Trading Estate), journalists and ex-Hanovia employees.
    After a brief talk by John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, about Hanovia’s long history – and looking ahead to the next 10 years – visitors had a short factor tour which was followed by a cake-cutting ceremony and lunch.
    It was fantastic to see so many ex-employees on the day – and we were honoured that the Mayor was able to attend. Everyone found John’s talk interesting and the factory tour was the first time some of the visitors had even see a UV system, so there were plenty of interesting questions!
    Photo 1

    Left-Right: John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, Rob Andersen, Leader of Slough Borough Council and Shafiq Chaudhry, the Mayor of Slough, at the cake-cutting ceremony)
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    Left-Right : John Ryan, Hanovia’s Managing Director, Shafiq Chaudhry, the Mayor of Slough, Gunvinder Bhogal, Hanovia’s Marketing Manager and Rob Andersen, Leader of Slough Borough Council, during the factory tour)
    Before Hanovia – the Slough Connection
    Sir William Herschel first discovered ‘invisible radiation’ (infrared rays) in Slough in 1880. His discovery led to Johann Wilhelm Ritter’s discovery of ultraviolet radiation in Germany a year later.
    Hanovia Timeline…click here
    Hanovia and UV
    Hanovia’s history goes back to the early 1920’s, when the company started manufacturing UV lamps in Slough for medical treatment. ‘Actinotherapy’ or ‘artificial sunlight’ gained popularity after it was found that it cured rickets and helped in the healing of wounds. From then on, no hospital could afford to be without UV equipment. Hanovia was also one of the innovators of air disinfection using UV.
    From those early days, Hanovia has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of UV lamps and systems for water disinfection in the industrial, leisure, building, aquaculture and shipping industries.

  • Aquionics Appoints new Distributor for Midwest/Southeast USA

    Erlanger, KY (October 24, 2014) – Ultraviolet (UV) treatment specialist Aquionics has appointed Rodem as its distributor for the Midwest/Southeast region. Rodem has over 40 years’ experience in providing sanitary processing equipment across the food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and life science markets. Commenting on the deal, Aquionics’ Regional Sales Manager Brian Grochowski said: “Rodem will Read the Rest…

    Erlanger, KY (October 24, 2014) – Ultraviolet (UV) treatment specialist Aquionics has appointed Rodem as its distributor for the Midwest/Southeast region. Rodem has over 40 years’ experience in providing sanitary processing equipment across the food, beverage, brewing, pharmaceutical and life science markets.
    Commenting on the deal, Aquionics’ Regional Sales Manager Brian Grochowski said: “Rodem will provide a high level of local service and support for us. Their intimate knowledge of sanitary processes and design, engineering, and installation capabilities bring value to our existing and potential client base. This makes them the perfect fit for Aquionics and we’re delighted to have them as a partner.”
    Rodem’s Marketing Manager LeighAnn Diener added: “We’ll work closely with our customers to provide the right solution for their process from the Aquionics product line. Our focus is making each producer the lowest cost producer, with the best efficiency, so we will look for opportunities to provide value long-term with this product line.”
    About Aquionics
    Based in Erlanger, KY and with a national distribution network, Aquionics specializes in UV technology for water and wastewater disinfection, dechlorination and deozonation. Working with the biggest names in food, beverage, electronics, pharmaceutical, aquaculture, pools and leisure, the company has gained valuable insights into its customers’ requirements and specialized applications. This enables Aquionics to offer not only the most technologically advanced UV systems, but a complete product portfolio for all markets. Aquionics is a Halma company.

  • Hanovia to present its latest UV technology at Aqua Taiwan 2014

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia will demonstrate its latest UV water treatment technology at Aqua Taiwan 2014, in conjunction with local distributor, Prodynamic K-Mate Corp. As the only professional exhibition focused on water treatment facilities, Aqua Taiwan attracts thousands of visitors from across Taiwan and southern China. This year’s event takes place from 8-10 October at Read the Rest…


    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia will demonstrate its latest UV water treatment technology at Aqua Taiwan 2014, in conjunction with local distributor, Prodynamic K-Mate Corp.
    As the only professional exhibition focused on water treatment facilities, Aqua Taiwan attracts thousands of visitors from across Taiwan and southern China. This year’s event takes place from 8-10 October at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center, Taiwan. Hanovia will be located on booth C2019.
    UV has long been an established water treatment technique for high-purity applications worldwide, such as in the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Recently, the use of UV for pools and spas, building water supply services and rainwater treatment has become increasingly popular, especially in high rainfall areas such as Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. With proper UV treatment, rainwater can be recovered as municipal water for daily usage.
    UV is not only an effective disinfection alternative to chlorine but also destroys chlorine-resistant microorganisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. UV can also significantly improve water quality by dramatically reducing chloramines, the unpleasant by-products associated with chlorinated swimming pools. UV can eliminate all known pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds (and their spores) without introducing any toxins or residues into water.
    “In addition, due to its low maintenance requirement and environmentally-friendly qualities, UV is recognized as an ideal water treatment technology for high-purity water applications,” said Ms. Xu Ying, Hanovia sales manager in Asia-Pacific.
    “In fact, by working closely with our local distributor Prodynamic K-Mate, we’ve already completed many successful projects in various industries across Taiwan, including the beverage, sugar, building services, rainwater recycling, swimming pool, fine chemical and fibre sectors. All of these projects received good customer feedback. We hope to help more companies in need of non-chemical water treatment in their process.”
    Hanovia is also currently working on a project at Taiwan’s Formosa Fun Coast waterpark.
    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance-qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technological leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. The company is now working with Hong Kong’s Victoria Park, where UV is used to treat all swimming pool complexes and collected rainwater. Hanovia is also involved in a new water project in Singapore,several rainwater recycling projects in Taiwan and the Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital in Australia. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma plc.
    About Prodynamic K-Mate Corp
    With more than 10 years’ experience working in the water treatment industry, Prodynamic K-Mate Corp provides professional consultation services and products to meet various water treatment needs. Prodynamic has been authorized to promote and distribute Hanovia UV systems in Taiwan area since 2010.

  • Hanovia Sponsors Water Category of World Beverage Innovation Awards 2014

    Awards to be held at BrauBeviale in Germany on 12 November UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is sponsoring the ‘Best Packaged Water Category’ in FoodBev Media’s World Beverage Innovation Awards 2014. “This is the first time we’ve sponsored the award and we’re absolutely delighted to be involved,” commented Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director.


    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia is sponsoring the ‘Best Packaged Water Category’ in FoodBev Media’s World Beverage Innovation Awards 2014.
    “This is the first time we’ve sponsored the award and we’re absolutely delighted to be involved,” commented Tim McDougle, Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director.
    Held annually since 2003, the World Beverage Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and innovation across every aspect of the global beverage industry, with categories including best juice or juice drink, best new beverage concept, as well as brands, ingredients, packaging, design, manufacturing and processing, sustainability and marketing and communications.
    All entries will be shown and finalists and winners will be announced at a special event during the world’s largest beverage industry trade event, BrauBeviale in Nuremberg, Germany, on 12 November.
    “Hanovia invests heavily in R&D to develop the science behind UV disinfection technology. Continuous innovation is our mantra,” added Tim. “Ensuring bio-security in the food and beverage industry – without resorting to chemicals – is a highly desirable outcome for manufacturers. We’re working closely with some of the leading brands and top research institutes to push the boundaries of UV science. Our involvement with these awards allows us to celebrate the success of the beverage industry’s continued innovation”.
    “We’re delighted to welcome Hanovia as a category sponsor for the industry’s most established awards scheme,” said FoodBev Media Director Bill Bruce. “This is the 10th anniversary of our awards scheme in the international beverage industry and comes at a time when the pace of change has never been faster, or the challenges greater. We are expecting to see all the major trends from ingredients to packaging and environmental responsibility reflected in the entries, and look forward to celebrating the best innovation and creativity from around the world.”
    This year Hanovia celebrates its 90th anniversary, so it’s a very special time for the company. It recently established a global UV Application R&D Centre in Shanghai, China and will continue to innovate and provide better and safer UV technology to the food and beverage industry.

    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2014. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Hanovia Opens UV Application Centre in China

    New R&D centre of excellence for emerging UV applications Ultraviolet (UV) treatment specialist Hanovia has launched a new UV Application Centre in Shanghai, China. Serving as an R&D centre of excellence for research into the science of UV for new and emerging applications worldwide, the centre will directly support existing and future requirements in Hanovia’s Read the Rest…




    Ultraviolet (UV) treatment specialist Hanovia has launched a new UV Application Centre in Shanghai, China. Serving as an R&D centre of excellence for research into the science of UV for new and emerging applications worldwide, the centre will directly support existing and future requirements in Hanovia’s traditional markets for food & beverage, pharmaceutical and high purity water.
    Working in collaboration with leading universities from around the world, such as Imperial College in London and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, as well as some of the leading global brands in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industry, the centre is already enhancing our understanding of UV efficiency in the control and destruction of inorganic compounds.
    “The centre is completely customer-driven and is set up with a very clear mission: to develop UV application science that our customers actually need and to answer those searching questions that only empirical test work can answer,” comments Hanovia’s Technical Director Dr. Mark Aston. “This means working as a partner with our customers to push the boundaries of UV science and align our product range with their existing and future needs. This will directly help them achieve their primary goal of meeting all necessary quality standards with ever increasing efficiency and security.”
    The centre’s Principle Engineer, Dr Elaine Feng, added: “Why speculate about UV performance for a new application when a series of targeted experiments will bring certainty to UV performance and efficiency? We believe our investment in the science will allow our customers to enjoy scientific rigour in their process development, gaining the peace of mind that comes with the hands on experience of moving from bench top to pilot to full scale”.
    Since 1924 Hanovia has been dedicated to improving UV technology to aid industry in helping life sciences. 90 years of research development has made the company a world leader in the field, from manufacturing UV lamps to complete systems. The application centre is another example of Hanovia’s commitment to providing customers with a dedicated, non-chemical option in treating applications with UV light.
    Contact gunvinder.bhogal@hanovia.com, if you would like more information on the centre and partnering Hanovia on specific research.
    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for high purity applications such as pharmaceutical, food, beverage and electronics manufacturing. The company is also celebrating its 90th anniversary this year. From its early days manufacturing UV lamps to treat skin conditions to today’s validated, performance qualified UV water treatment systems, Hanovia has always been a technology leader and at the at the forefront of UV innovation. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc.

  • Hanovia Opening Times – Christmas & New Year

    Our opening hours during Christmas & New years EMEA: Wed 24th December – Open Thu 25th December – Closed Fri 26th December – Closed Mon 29th December – Closed Tue 30th December – Closed Wed 31st December – Closed Thu 1st January – Closed Fri 2nd January – Open Americas (Aquionics): Wed 24th December Read the Rest…

    Our opening hours during Christmas & New years
    EMEA:
    Wed 24th December – Open
    Thu 25th December – Closed
    Fri 26th December – Closed
    Mon 29th December – Closed
    Tue 30th December – Closed
    Wed 31st December – Closed
    Thu 1st January – Closed
    Fri 2nd January – Open

    Americas (Aquionics):
    Wed 24th December – Open
    Thu 25th December – Closed
    Fri 26th December – Closed
    Mon 29th December – Open
    Tue 30th December – Open
    Wed 31st December – Open
    Thu 1st January – Closed
    Fri 2nd January – Open

    Asia:
    Thu 1st January – Closed
    Fri 2nd January – Closed
    Sat 3rd January – Closed
    Sun 4th January – Open
    For any emergency support requirements, you can call +44(0)1753 515300 and select ‘aftersales’ option 1. Alternatively you can email service@hanovia.com

  • Hanovia Operating times over Festive Period

    Operating times over the festive period: The UK office will be closed from the 24th December 2013 and will re-open on the 2nd January 2014. The China and Asia-Pacific offices will be closed on the 1st January. During these times you can email us on sales@hanovia.com alternatively you can contact Read the Rest…


    Operating times over the festive period:
    The UK office will be closed from the 24th December 2013 and will re-open on the 2nd January 2014.
    The China and Asia-Pacific offices will be closed on the 1st January.
    During these times you can email us on sales@hanovia.com alternatively you can contact our team in China and our distributors.
    We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014 celebration.
    Thank you to everyone

  • Using UV Disinfection to Ensure Bio-Security in the Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage Industries

    Introduction The pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries are unique in that their products are either consumed directly or are used in products that are actively consumed by people. In an increasingly regulated and safety-conscious market, these industries have to meet ever more stringent standards on water quality and bio-security. It is vital to treat Read the Rest…


    The pharmaceutical and food & beverage industries are unique in that their products are either consumed directly or are used in products that are actively consumed by people. In an increasingly regulated and safety-conscious market, these industries have to meet ever more stringent standards on water quality and bio-security.
    It is vital to treat the water used in the manufacturing process to remove toxins, biohazards and any unwanted organic materials, while at the same time not incurring any residual taste, colour or reagents that could affect another part of the downstream process. In these industries the ‘raw’ potable water they source at the start of the process may not be completely free of bio-challenges, as needed for their individual processes, resulting in active growth of microorganisms to harmful levels.
    UV is ideal for these applications as it is both effective and chemical-free. It eliminates all known pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, yeasts and moulds (and their spores) and is low maintenance and environmentally friendly.
    The importance of bio-security
    Bio-security is very important to understand from both the supplier and customer perspective. It is a fine balancing act between providing an appropriately-sized treatment system on the one hand while ensuring viable cost of ownership on the other.
    Where a UV system is required to target a specific bacteria, virus or other bio-hazard, the precise minimum dose needed to achieve the required reduction of that hazard must be well characterised and monitored in delivery. Three general types of system can be used for this task:
    Very cost-effective systems monitored for a minimum lamp intensity that achieve a minimum delivered dose which is not defined
    Cost-effective systems that have been referenced to known validations and therefore offer an assured bio-security, but without the absolute cost of a full validation
    Costly systems that have been fully validated to monitor the precise dose delivered and the power of the system controlled to continually deliver that required dose
    How UV disinfection works
    UV is the part of the electromagnetic spectrum between visible light and X-rays. The specific portion of the UV spectrum between 185-400nm (known as UV-C) has a strong germicidal effect, with peak effectiveness at 265nm. At these wavelengths UV eliminates microorganisms by penetrating their cell membranes and damaging the DNA, making them unable to reproduce and effectively killing them.
    A typical UV disinfection system for process water or liquid ingredient consists of a UV lamp housed in a protective quartz sleeve and mounted within a cylindrical stainless steel chamber. The liquid to be treated enters at one end and passes along the entire length of the chamber before exiting at the other end. Virtually any liquid can be effectively treated with UV, including raw mains water, filtered process water, viscous sugar syrups, beverages and effluent.
    There are no microorganisms known to be resistant to UV; this includes pathogenic bacteria such as Listeria, Legionella and Cryptosporidium (and its spores, which are resistant to chlorination).
    UV dose
    The UV dose necessary for microbial deactivation varies from one species to another and is measured in millijoules per square centimetre (mJ/cm2). Values for specific microorganisms have been experimentally established and are used to determine the type and size of UV system required.
    The dose received by an organism in a UV treatment system is dependent on four main factors:
    The energy output of the UV source
    The flow rate of the fluid through the treatment chamber
    The transmission value (ability to transmit UV light) of the fluid being treated
    The geometry of the treatment chamber
    By optimising these criteria, a UV system can be tailored to effectively treat large or small flows, as well as viscous fluids or those containing dissolved solids and high levels of starch or sugar compounds.
    UV technologies
    There are two main types of UV technology based on the UV lamps used: low pressure and medium pressure. Low pressure lamps have a ‘monochromatic’ UV output (limited to a single wavelength at 254nm), whereas medium pressure lamps have a ‘polychromatic’ UV output (between 185-400nm).
    As UV has no residual effect, the best position for a treatment system is immediately prior to the point of use. This ensures incoming microbiological contaminants are destroyed and there is a minimal chance of post-treatment contamination.
    UV applications in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries
    Direct contact water
    Although municipal water supplies are normally free from harmful or pathogenic microorganisms, this should not be assumed. In addition, water from private sources such as natural springs or boreholes could also be contaminated. Any water used as an ingredient, or that comes in direct contact with the product, can therefore be a source of contamination. UV disinfects this water without chemicals or pasteurisation. It also allows the re-use of process water, saving money and improving productivity without risking the quality of the product.
    CIP (Clean-in-Place) rinse water
    It is essential that the CIP final rinse water used to flush out foreign matter and disinfecting solutions is microbiologically safe. Fully automated UV disinfection systems can be integrated with CIP rinse cycles to ensure final rinse water does not reintroduce microbiological contaminants.
    Filter disinfection
    Reverse osmosis (RO) and granular activated carbon (GAC) are often used to filter process water, but can be a breeding ground for bacteria. UV is an effective way of disinfecting both stored RO and GAC filtered water and has been used in the process industries for many years.
    GAC filters are also often used to dechlorinate process water, removing the ‘off’ flavours often associated with chlorine disinfection, meaning the flavour of the final product remains untainted and free from unwanted flavours or odours. Placing UV systems ahead of GAC filters used for dechlorination improves the performance of the filters and results in longer carbon runs, so decreasing operating costs.
    As the usual dose for removing free chlorine is 15 to 30 times higher than the normal disinfection dose, an important additional benefit of using UV dechlorination is a high level of UV disinfection, reduction in Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and improved overall water quality at point-of-use.
    TOC reduction
    Short UV wavelengths (below 200nm) are highly effective at breaking down organic molecules present in water, commonly known as Total Organic Carbon (TOC), especially low molecular weight contaminants. This works in two ways: the first method is by direct photolysis, when energy from the UV actually breaks down chemical bonds within the organics; the second method is by the photolysis of water molecules, splitting them to create charged OH– radicals, which also attack the organics.
    Cooling media and chiller disinfection
    Some meat and dairy products are subject to contamination after heat treatment or cooking. UV provides an excellent way to protect foods from contamination by contact-cooling fluids.
    Sugar syrups
    Sugar syrups can be a prime breeding ground for microorganisms. Although syrups with very high sugar content do not support microbial growth, any dormant spores may become active after the syrup has been diluted. Treating the syrup and dilution water with UV prior to use will ensure any dormant microorganisms are deactivated.
    Liquid sweeteners
    Sucrose-based sweeteners can be a prime breeding ground for microorganisms. UV systems are available specifically for treating these syrups.
    De-aerated liquor
    De-aerated liquor is added as part of a high gravity brewing process, often in the packaging operation. This liquor is added directly to the beer so needs to be kept free from contamination by gram negative bacteria, which can cause off-flavours and acidity.
    Yeast preparation
    The problems associated with yeast preparation in breweries are well recognised and include hazes, altered fermentation and surface membranes on packaged beer. A single cell of Sacchoromyces (var. Turbidans) in 16 million cells of pitching yeast will cause detectable hazes. UV destroys all known yeasts and their spores.
    Waste water
    Effluent from pharmaceutical, food and beverage facilities can be treated without the use of environmentally hazardous chemicals. This ensures all discharges meet with local environmental regulations. As already mentioned, because process water can be treated and re-used with UV, this also leads to a significant reduction in the amount of waste water produced.
    Conclusion
    Meeting the increasingly rigorous hygiene standards required in the production of pharmaceutical, food and beverage products is a real challenge. If improvements need to be made to plant and equipment, they need to bring quick returns on the investment and measurable improvements in product quality.
    For manufacturers seeking to improve the quality of the end product and to ensure the bio-security of their process, UV is an economic, realistic option. It is already an established method of disinfecting drinking water throughout the world, and is already widely used for high purity applications where water of the highest quality is essential.
    UV disinfection systems are easy to install, with minimum disruption to the plant. They need very little maintenance, the only requirement being replacement of the UV lamps every 9 – 12 months, depending on use. This is a simple operation that takes only a few minutes and can be carried out by general maintenance staff.

  • Hanovia Showing its PureLine PQ UV System at Dubai Drink Technology Expo

    Hanovia and its Dubai-based distributor Water Engineering Technologies FZC will be showing the PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at this year’s Dubai Drink Technology Expo, held from 16-18 December. They’ll be in Hall 4, Booth 401. Not only has the PureLine PQ been designed to exacting industry standards using the latest design techniques Read the Rest…

    Hanovia and its Dubai-based distributor Water Engineering Technologies FZC will be showing the PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at this year’s Dubai Drink Technology Expo, held from 16-18 December. They’ll be in Hall 4, Booth 401.

    Not only has the PureLine PQ been designed to exacting industry standards using the latest design techniques to maximise performance, its disinfection performance has also been independently tested and validated by Carollo Engineers in the USA to the 2006 USEPA protocol following the UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) guidelines. It is approved to most international standards and material certificates are available for all the FDA-compliant wetted parts.
    Book a meeting…click here!
    Product selection is simple with the PureLine range: all that’s needed to choose the correct model is the application and the required flow – the appropriate model is then simply selected from the appropriate datasheet. Hanovia will have already specified the necessary dose, chamber geometry, lamp type, surface finish, seal materials and connections that are typically required by that application. Special designs can also be supplied for users who have unusual requirements.
    Come along, meet the team and learn how the revolutionary, optimised, absolute intensity UV monitor allows the PureLine PQ’s controller to automatically correct the dose calculation as UV transmittance varies – without the need for an external UV transmittance monitor.

  • Win a prize at Aquatech 2013 in Amsterdam

    Are you attending Aquatech Amsterdam? Then you could win a SteriPEN Handheld Water Purifier! Just visit the Halma Water booth at 01.204A and answer 3 questions about our 3 UV companies. If you don’t know the answers don’t worry – we’ll tell you! Then pop your answers into the box and we’ll randomly select the Read the Rest…

    Then you could win a SteriPEN Handheld Water Purifier!

    Just visit the Halma Water booth at 01.204A and answer 3 questions about our 3 UV companies.
    If you don’t know the answers don’t worry – we’ll tell you! Then pop your answers into the box and we’ll randomly select the winner at 11am on Friday, November 8th.
    The questions:
    What Aquionics light source is used in its PearlSenseT product?
    Which Hanovia UV system is validated and designed specifically for the food and beverage industry?
    Why is Berson’s USEPA-validated InLine UV system the only large-range, ‘really safe’ product currently available?
    Please note that only ONE entry is allowed per person – we’ll be checking!
    We hope to see you at the show.

  • Top Football Clubs Get The Hanovia UV Treatment

    Hydrotherapy pools using UV to keep water pure & athletes healthy Some of England’s most famous football clubs are using Hanovia’s UV disinfection technology to purify their hydrotherapy pools. Water of exceptionally high quality is required as the clubs cannot afford for their players to fall ill as a result of water-borne pathogens like Cryptosporidium Read the Rest…


    Some of England’s most famous football clubs are using Hanovia’s UV disinfection technology to purify their hydrotherapy pools. Water of exceptionally high quality is required as the clubs cannot afford for their players to fall ill as a result of water-borne pathogens like Cryptosporidium or Giardia.
    English football is a multi-million pound business with a huge global audience. The key focus is centred on the success of the football clubs and their players. For every club it is essential their stars remain fit throughout the long, demanding season, so no expense is spared in providing world class facilities to make sure they perform at optimum levels. This includes the use of state-of-the-art hydrotherapy facilities to treat muscle injuries and accelerate recovery times.
    James Hadley, Hanovia’s UK Sales Manager, says: “Bacteria like Cryptosporidium are highly resistant to chlorine and can’t be eliminated by using the chemical on its own – an additional step is required to ensure their complete removal. UV is now one of the most popular methods of destroying them. In addition, chloramines – the unpleasant by-products of chlorination – can be effectively removed with UV.
    “UV technology is an extremely important part of the water treatment system for many top English clubs’ hydrotherapy pools”
    “UV technology is therefore becoming an extremely important part of the water treatment system for many top English clubs’ hydrotherapy pools. By being effective against chlorine resistant micro-organisms and by controlling chloramines, UV is a double-edged sword that has led to Hanovia’s UV systems being installed in many hydrotherapy and swimming pools across the world.
    “Not only that, UV is much cheaper and safer than the other non-chlorine treatment method, ozonation. The Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex in Hong Kong has installed over 20 of our UV systems and they report that, compared to ozone treatment, UV is up to five times cheaper to maintain and takes up only 1/10 of the space.
    “Running costs are being scrutinized much more by football clubs, as all of them are trying to maximize their profits and minimise unnecessary wastage. By adding UV to their water treatment regimes, clubs are not only getting rid of harmful chlorine by-products, they are also saving money and reducing the amount of chlorine used,” concluded James.
    Hanovia UV installations outside the footballing world
    Hanovia’s UV systems are already widely used in pools and spas around the globe, from the UK to Australia. One of the most prominent UK installations is Nirvana Spa in Berkshire. Widely regarded as one of the UK’s most prestigious spa facilities, Nirvana has nine pools, each filled with pure spring water drawn from over 200 metres beneath the ground. Each pool is treated with a Hanovia UV system, including the “Celestial” floatation pool, the UK’s largest hydrotherapy pool containing salt imported from Israel’s Dead Sea.

  • Hong Kong’s Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex Using Hanovia UV to Treat Indoor Pools and Rainwater

    Ease of use, low running costs and compact size all deciding factors The Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex (VPSPC) in Hong Kong has recently installed 21 Hanovia UV disinfection systems to treat the water in three of its indoor pools and to disinfect harvested rainwater. The UV systems were installed by Jardine Engineering Corp, Read the Rest…

    Ease of use, low running costs and compact size all deciding factors

    The Victoria Park Swimming Pool Complex (VPSPC) in Hong Kong has recently installed 21 Hanovia UV disinfection systems to treat the water in three of its indoor pools and to disinfect harvested rainwater. The UV systems were installed by Jardine Engineering Corp, with the help of SmarTech HVAC & Engineering, Hanovia’s local distributor.
    The main 50 metre competition pool, a 30 metre multi-purpose pool and an indoor Jacuzzi are now all treated with UV. In addition, recycled rainwater used for cleaning floors and toilet flushing is treated with UV prior to use.
    “UV is the ideal technology for swimming pool water treatment”
    “This is a very significant project for us and one that shows just what our UV technology is capable of,” commented Ms Ying Xu, Hanovia’s Asia-Pacific Manager. “VPSPC chose Hanovia because, in their opinion, it’s the ideal technology for swimming pool water treatment. UV not only destroys microorganisms but also removes chloramines, resulting in crystal clear water with no accompanying ‘chlorine’ smell.
    “Our UV systems can also be sized to handle a huge variety of flow rates, from as high as 1700m3/hour in the main competition pool to the small flow rates required for rainwater treatment – this was an essential requirement. I think the final clincher was our fantastic reputation in the swimming pool industry and the hard work of SmarTech.”
    Chloramines (also known as combined chlorine) are the unpleasant by-products associated with chlorinated pools; they lie as a vapour over the pool surface and cause eye and skin irritations and have a strong odour which is unpleasant for both bathers and staff. Chloramines not only put people off visiting indoor pools – they can also be a health risk if inhaled regularly. A recent paper in the European Respiratory Journal linked high levels of asthma in children with swimming in outdoor chlorinated pools.
    Chloramines are also highly corrosive and are known to cause significant damage to the physical structures of some indoor pools, which can raise safety concerns. Medium pressure UV eliminates the problem of chloramines almost entirely due to its wide wavelength spectrum, which destroys mono-, di- and tri-chloramines. A reduction in chloramines also means less wear and tear on the building and less maintenance and repair bills – as well as a safer building.
    UV is ideal as not only does it act as a powerful disinfectant in its own right – minimising the use of chlorine – it also destroys any chloramines produced as a result of the residual chlorination, ensuring a healthier environment for swimmers and staff alike. Less chloramines also means lower water bills as less water is needed to dilute and flush the pool. UV is also a clean technology, with no by-products of its own.
    Another major benefit of Hanovia’s UV systems is power switching, which optimises power use only when it’s actually needed. This can have a significant impact on a pool operator’s energy bill.
    “Compared to ozone treatment, UV is up to five times cheaper to maintain”
    According to the VPSPC management, the UV systems are easy to use and are low-maintenance. “The control system is simple and stable, meaning we don’t need to actively monitor the performance of the UV systems,” said a spokesperson. “We chose Hanovia on the recommendation of other users and have been very pleased with the technology. We do an annual clean of each UV chamber, but this hardly seems necessary as each one remains almost like new. It is also extremely compact.” Compared to ozone treatment, UV is up to five times cheaper to maintain and requires only 1/10 of the space.
    The use of UV for rainwater treatment is an interesting and growing application for the technology, particularly in areas of relatively high rainfall such as Hong Kong. Capturing this rain for reuse not only makes environmental sense – freeing up municipal water supplies for domestic and industrial users – it also makes financial sense for the local municipality.
    Of the 21 Hanovia UV systems in use at VPSPC, 19 are medium pressure SwimLine systems: eight for the main swimming pool (seven duty, one standby), 11 for the diving pool (10 duty, one standby) and one for the Jacuzzi. One low pressure AF3 UV system is used for rainwater treatment. All the UV systems are located after sand filters in the pool and rainwater treatment processes.
    Worldwide applications
    Hanovia’s UV systems are used by indoor pool operators around the world, including the UK’s biggest theme park, Alton Towers, where UV treats all the indoor pools; Nirvana Spa, one of the UK’s most prestigious luxury spas; and the Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital in Adelaide, Australia, where Hanovia UV has transformed the water and air quality for the indoor hydrotherapy pool.
    The growth of UV
    UV is now a well-established method of swimming pool water treatment, from hydrotherapy pools like that at the Calvary Rehabilitation Hospital, to full-sized competition pools. This growth in popularity has been largely due to UV’s reliability and ease of use. Another major factor is the reduced reliance on traditional chemical treatments it affords, particularly chlorine. UV is also highly effective at destroying chlorine-resistant microorganisms like Cryptosporidium and Giardia. Finally – UV saves pool operators money.
    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications. With over 85 years’ experience in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of UV systems worldwide. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.
    For further news stories from Hanovia and to subscribe to the Hanovia RSS News Feed please visit the Hanovia News Blog.

  • Visit Hanovia at Aquatech Amsterdam

    You’ll learn all about our PQ UV disinfection systems! If you’re going to Aquatech in Amsterdam, who not pop by Hanovia’s booth (01 , 204A ), meet the team and learn how the company’s PureLine and PharmaLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection systems ensure the complete biosecurity of process water systems. Tested and approved by independent Read the Rest…


    If you’re going to Aquatech in Amsterdam, who not pop by Hanovia’s booth (01 , 204A ), meet the team and learn how the company’s PureLine and PharmaLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection systems ensure the complete biosecurity of process water systems.
    Tested and approved by independent experts, The PQ range guarantees 99.999% disinfection at its maximum bioassayed dose. A unique feature is its revolutionary, optimised, absolute intensity UV monitor which means the PQ’s controller automatically corrects the dose calculation as UV transmittance varies – without the need for an external UV transmittance monitor.
    Product selection is simple with the entire PQ range: all that’s needed to choose the correct model is the application and the required flow – the appropriate model is then simply selected from the appropriate datasheet. Hanovia will have already specified the necessary dose, chamber geometry, lamp type, surface finish, seal materials and connections that are typically required by that application.
    You can also contact Hanovia’s Marketing Manager, Gunvinder Bhogal (gunvinder.bhogal@hanovia.com) in advance to arrange a one-to-one meeting with a UV specialist at the show.

  • Hanovia showing its PureLine PQ UV disinfection system at VIETWATER 2013

    Hanovia, a world leader in UV technology, is showing PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at this year’s VIETWATER exhibition in Saigon (booth E36). Hanovia is exhibiting through its local distributor STD&S Co., Ltd, a specialist in water treatment technology. Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food, beverage, Read the Rest…


    Hanovia, a world leader in UV technology, is showing PureLine PQ (Performance Qualified) UV disinfection system at this year’s VIETWATER exhibition in Saigon (booth E36). Hanovia is exhibiting through its local distributor STD&S Co., Ltd, a specialist in water treatment technology.
    Designed specifically to provide performance-qualified UV disinfection of water in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and other high purity applications, the PQ system is guaranteed to provide the ultimate process security with performance validation from authoritative 3rd party. It provides real-time UV monitoring (including self-compensation for varying water quality), validated UV dose calculations and features simple to use controls, all adding up to maximum biosecurity for the production process and peace of mind for the operator.
    “By working with our local partner STD&S we’ve already had a number of successful installations across different industries in Vietnam, all with excellent feedback from the customers,” said Xu Ying, Hanovia’s Asia-Pacific sales manager. “We’ve also noticed that, as production processes become more mature, the need for advanced UV technology also grows stronger. VIETWATER is therefore the perfect platform to introduce our state-of-the-art technology to a wider audience,” she added.
    Held between October 16-18, VIETWATER is the most influential water industry exhibition in Vietnam and is expected to attract over 50,000 professional visitors from across Southeast Asia.

  • Dairy Plus in Thailand Replaces Chlorine Disinfection with Hanovia UV

    UV offers clean, environmentally-friendly alternative with no after-taste Dairy Plus Co. Ltd. in Thailand has replaced its chlorine-based disinfection system with medium pressure UV technology from Hanovia. The company decided to reduce high levels of chlorine dosage throughout the process because it was proving ineffective at removing all microorganisms, particularly in the rainy season. It

    Dairy Plus Co. Ltd. in Thailand has replaced its chlorine-based disinfection system with medium pressure UV technology from Hanovia. The company decided to reduce high levels of chlorine dosage throughout the process because it was proving ineffective at removing all microorganisms, particularly in the rainy season. It was also producing an after-taste in the product.

    Water to the plant is from two sources: city water and deep well water. The chlorine is only dosed at the raw water feed level, firstly after the clarifier for pre-chlorination and then some low concentration dosing after the softener.
    “The incoming city water in particular has a high microbial contact – often as much as 20,000 cfu/ml in the rainy season,” commented Ying Xu, Hanovia’s Asia-Pacific Sales Manager. “At these times, high chlorine doses of even 8ppm were still resulting in microbial concentrations over 6,000 cfu/ml. Something therefore had to be done, and that’s where UV was able to help.
    “UV, which is a non-chemical disinfection process, was brought to the attention of Dairy Plus by our local distributor,” continued Miss Xu. “When Dairy Plus saw the advantages of our medium pressure UV systems, which effectively remove microorganisms without any problems of after-taste or re-infection, the company decided to switch from chlorine to UV as its main disinfection method.”
    Five Hanovia UV systems are installed at the plant – four duty and one standby. Two units disinfect clean-in-place (CIP) water and two are used for treating dairy mixing water. Each UV system treats up to 130m3/hour of water. As mentioned there are two sources of raw water being used with two feeds coming out of the city water source.

    Clarifier > Sand filter >Carbon Filter>Chlorination>Storage tank
    Feed 2: City water >UF Filter>Chlorination>Storage tank
    Storage tank (Feed 1 combined with Feed 2) > Softener No.1> Low Dosed Chlorination>Bag Filter>Storage tank of Softener No.1> UV1 > UV2 > CIP (Clean-in-place)
    Deep well water: (one feed)
    Deep well water > Deion filter > Carbon filter > Chlorination>Storage Tank>Softener No.2>Low Dosed Chlorination>Bag Filter>Storage Tank>UV3 > UV4 > Mixing with final product
    Bacteria targeted for reduction include E. coli and many other common water-borne coliforms; the expected level of bacterial reduction is a total plate count of <50 cfu/ml. “One of the main reasons Dairy Plus selected Hanovia in particular was down to the efforts of our local distributor, who helped resolve a number of initial complications. Our products are also recognised as offering the most advanced technology for high purity food and beverage applications like this,” added Ms Xu. “Since our systems were installed the customer is very satisfied with their performance, reporting that the units are running well and producing excellent disinfection results. The company is particularly impressed by the low maintenance costs, the high energy output of the systems, and the fact that the frequency of CIP procedures has been dramatically reduced, meaning less down-time of the manufacturing process,” she concluded. About Dairy Plus Dairy Plus Co. Ltd. produces and distributes UHT dairy products across Thailand. It is part of the Dutch Mill Group which accounts for 20% of Thailand’s dairy produce output. About Hanovia Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications. With over 85 years’ experience in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of UV systems worldwide, Hanovia has been supplying systems for pool water treatment since 1993. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c. For further news stories from Hanovia and to subscribe to the Hanovia RSS News Feed please visit the Hanovia News Blog.

  • Hanovia UV Disinfection at the Drink Dubai Technology Expo

    You can find Hanovia product details on our PureLine range for the food and beverage market at the Drink Dubai Technology Expo on the 4th-6th Dec 2012. Our distributor ‘WET’ will be showcasing our products including our validation product called PureLine PQ. They will be more than happy to give you a demo, on how the UV system works.


    You can find Hanovia product details on our PureLine range for the food and beverage market at the Drink Dubai Technology Expo on the 4th-6th Dec 2012. Our distributor ‘WET’ will be showcasing our products including our validation product called PureLine PQ.
    They will be more than happy to give you a demo, on how the UV system works.
    WET’s stand will be located in Hall I-02 and you can find more information on their website in regards to Hanovia product range for the GCC region.

  • Hanovia’s Dubai SwimLine Launch a Huge Success

    Hanovia successfully launched its SwimLine and other UV disinfection systems at an event in Dubai last month. Over 50 visitors from the region, including journalists and representatives from some of the world’s leading hotel chains, attended the day-long event, where they learnt of the benefits of using UV to treat swimming pools and spas.

    Hanovia successfully launched its SwimLine and other UV disinfection systems at an event in Dubai last month. Over 50 visitors from the region, including journalists and representatives from some of the world’s leading hotel chains, attended the day-long event, where they learnt of the benefits of using UV to treat swimming pools and spas.
    With over 85 years’ experience in UV technology, Hanovia was able to use this knowledge and experience to educate the attendees on the real benefits of using UV for treating their pool water. The event was also supported by a third party pools specialist, Ian Nicks. Ian was able to provide a more independent view on the benefits of UV for pool operators.
    Hanovia’s SwimLine UV system is a low footprint, low maintenance and, more importantly, an environmentally friendly way of ensuring pool and spa water is free from harmful microorganisms. It offers twofold protection for pool operators: water disinfection and the removal of combined chlorines. More importantly, because SwimLine dramatically reduces the amount of chlorine required, there is correspondingly less backwashing and dilution, less waste and notably purer water. The air around the pool is also much more pleasant – a significant factor for enclosed, indoor pools.

    Attendees gave the event 5 out of 6 in a post-event survey, with all saying it was well worth attending. Comments included, “A valuable seminar for maintaining pools, and good hosts” (Hi-Tech Water Technologies LLC, Dubai) and “6 out of 6” (Le Meridian, Dubai).
    The day was such a success that Hanovia is planning another one in 2013, with the location still to be confirmed. The event co-hosted by Hanovia’s local distributor, WET (Water & Environmental Technologies).

  • UV becomes Ubiquituos

    Read ‘Power and Water Middle East’ magazines article on UV disinfection, sponsored by Hanovia Pages 18-21: http://issuu.com/where-energy-meets-water/docs/megawhat-h2o-november-2012/3

    Read ‘Power and Water Middle East’ magazines article on UV disinfection, sponsored by Hanovia

  • Axflow at ‘Automatik 2012’ in Denmark

    Our Danish distributor ‘Axflow’ exhibited recently at the ‘Automatik 2012’ show in Brondby Hallen in Demark. This exhibition is a brilliant event to meet suppliers and customers related to the entire automation industry. Axflow exhibited Hanovia’s UV product on their stand highlighting the advantages of using Hanovia systems and the world class after sales support. For more information regarding the Read the Rest…


    Our Danish distributor ‘Axflow’ exhibited recently at the ‘Automatik 2012’ show in Brondby Hallen in Demark. This exhibition is a brilliant event to meet suppliers and customers related to the entire automation industry.


    Axflow exhibited Hanovia’s UV product on their stand highlighting the advantages of using Hanovia systems and the world class after sales support.
    For more information regarding the show click here
    If you would like further information regarding our UV products in Denmark, you can contact Axflow on:

  • West Hanoi Crowne Plaza Trusts its Drinking Water to Hanovia UV

    Hanovia’s UV technology is disinfecting drinking water for the Crowne Plaza Group’s flagship five star West Hanoi hotel in Vietnam. The UV systems remove potentially harmful microorganisms from the incoming city water supply, in line with WHO* guidelines for drinking water quality. All the Hanovia UV systems are designed to provide a minimum 99.9% reduction

    Hanovia’s UV technology is disinfecting drinking water for the Crowne Plaza Group’s flagship five star West Hanoi hotel in Vietnam. The UV systems remove potentially harmful microorganisms from the incoming city water supply, in line with WHO* guidelines for drinking water quality. All the Hanovia UV systems are designed to provide a minimum 99.9% reduction in E.coli, Cryptospiridium, Giardia and other harmful microorganisms.
    Photo 1: http://www.halmapr.com/hanovia/CrownePlazaHanoi_UVsystem.jpg
    (One of the Hanovia UV system during installation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, West Hanoi)
    “Although Hanoi’s city water supply is normally free of E.coli, the design consultant for the Crowne Plaza specified UV disinfection for its five star hotels in Vietnam to ensure all water meets the WHO’s drinking water quality guidelines,” commented Hanovia’s Asia Pacific Manager Ying Xu. “In this way the hotel group is providing an extra level of health and safety for its residents,” added Ying.
    Photo 2: http://www.halmapr.com/hanovia/CrownePlazaHanoi.jpg
    (The Crowne Plaza Hotel, West Hanoi)
    “We selected Hanovia’s UV systems for this installation because of the company’s high brand recognition as a supplier of quality, high-end UV systems,” said a spokesperson from STD&S Co., Ltd, Hanovia’s exclusive Vietnam distributor. “The hotel group is so satisfied with the performance of the UV systems that it has ordered more units for another hotel currently under construction in the Vietnamese coastal city of Nhan Trang,” the spokesperson added.
    10 UV systems are installed in the West Hanoi hotel: four PMD medium pressure UV units and six AF3 amalgam UV units, with flow rates ranging from 162m3/h down to 5m3/h. One of the AF3 systems disinfects water for the hotel’s restaurant; the other nine treat water for all the hotel bedrooms, apartment complexes and offices.
    All the UV systems treat water from a storage tank that has passed through a water softener and sand filter. Water passing through the UV system serving the restaurant also passes through a RO (reverse osmosis) filter immediately prior to UV disinfection, offering an additional level of protection.
    Additional benefits of Hanovia’s UV technology mentioned by the contractor include low maintenance; ease of use; low operating costs; no high-temperature issues with the AF3 systems, which are quite capable of handling high water temperatures; and the multi-functionality of the PMD systems’ control systems, which are easily integrated with bleed valves to control water temperature.
    Commenting on the installation, Hanovia’s Managing Director John Ryan said: “This is an interesting installation for Hanovia. Many of our existing hotel installations are for swimming pools and spas, but our expertise in providing UV water disinfection systems for high purity applications in the pharmaceutical, food and beverage industries means we are well-placed to provide similar systems for water treatment in hotels or other public buildings.”
    The WHO describes UV radiation as “biocidal between wavelengths of 180 and 320 nm. It can be used to inactivate protozoa, bacteria, bacteriophages, yeast, viruses, fungi and algae.” More information is available in this microbial fact sheet.
    About Hanovia
    Based in the United Kingdom, with a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for industrial applications. With over 85 years’ experience in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of UV systems worldwide, Hanovia has been supplying systems for pool water treatment since 1993. Hanovia is a subsidiary of Halma p.l.c.
    For further news stories from Hanovia and to subscribe to the Hanovia RSS News Feed please visit the Hanovia News Blog.

  • Hanovia at the 17th China International Pharma Industry Exhibition

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at the 17th International Pharmaceutical Industry Exhibition in Beijing at the China National Convention Center on the 24th – 27th of September 2012. Click here for show information We will have on exhibition our new PharmaLine PQ (3rd party validated) UV disinfection systems, which meets the stringent requirements the industry sets Read the Rest…

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at the 17th International Pharmaceutical Industry Exhibition in Beijing at the China National Convention Center on the 24th – 27th of September 2012.

    We will have on exhibition our new PharmaLine PQ (3rd party validated) UV disinfection systems, which meets the stringent requirements the industry sets to prevent contamination in the water used to produce the end product.

  • Vietnam Distributor Demonstrating Hanovia UV Disinfection

    Hanovia’s VietNam Distributor Demonstrating Hanovia UV Disinfection Products at the 16THInternational Exhibition On Food & Beverage ‘Vietfood & Pro+Pack’ Hanovia’s Vietnam distributor, STD&S Co., Ltd., will be presenting Hanovia’s UV disinfection technology in the 16th Vietfood & Pro+Pack international exhibition on food & beverage. Held between September 13th -16th, it is one of Asia’s leading Read the Rest…

    Hanovia’s Vietnam distributor, STD&S Co., Ltd., will be presenting Hanovia’s UV disinfection technology in the 16th Vietfood & Pro+Pack international exhibition on food & beverage. Held between September 13th -16th, it is one of Asia’s leading food technology trade fairs.

    STD&S is a leading Vietnam specialist in construction focused in Food & Beverage industry. The company will be located at booth No. 96 & 97 in Hall 1. STD& S will be showing Hanovia’s latest UV disinfection system – PureLine PQ products, as well as providing brochures of Hanovia’s new PureLine product range, designed specifically for the food and beverage industry.
    As a scientific and technical leader in UV water treatment, Hanovia strives to deliver the best non-chemical disinfection technology to protect process and product water and syrup from harmful contaminants through its PureLine range. The range also provides dechlorination to increase the performance and prolong the lifetime of filters such as RO and GAC; it also provides de-ozonation to decrease the formation of carcinogenic by-products.
    Hanovia’s UV PureLine disinfection products are designed and manufactured to the highest standard and are at the forefront of UV science and technology. For the new PureLine PQ system, not only the latest design techniques were used to maximize performance, the disinfection performance has also been independently tested and validated by Carrollo Engineers to the exacting 2006 USEPA protocol following the UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) guidelines. And the advanced dry monitor techniques are also remarkable. The dry monitor is located in UV special sensor housing, allowing the controller to automatically correct the dose calculation as UV transmittance varies. It also provides absolute UV intensity monitoring in real-time and, because it is not in direct contact with water, it can be removed and inspected without interrupting the process. The dry monitor also allows for field verification using a portable reference UV sensor. Moreover, Hanovia lamp technology, RED dose display, total treatment chamber and smart control are evidence of Hanovia’s world-class status.

  • Hanovia to exhibit at the CBB show in Beijing, 19th-22th Sept 2012

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at the 10th International Brew & Beverage Processing Technology & Equipment Exhibition in Beijing at the China National Convention Center on the 19th – 22th of September 2012. Click here for show information Hanovia Booth No.1E006 We will have on exhibition our new award winning PureLine PQ (3rd party validated) UV disinfection systems

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at the 10th International Brew & Beverage Processing Technology & Equipment Exhibition in Beijing at the China National Convention Center on the 19th – 22th of September 2012.
    Click here for show information
    Hanovia Booth No.1E006
    We will have on exhibition our new award winning PureLine PQ (3rd party validated) UV disinfection systems, which meet the stringent requirements the industry sets to prevent contamination in the water used to produce the end product.

  • Hanovia and Hamworthy join Forces

    With ship owners worldwide contemplating a solution to the impending IMO Ballast Water convention, what better time for Hamworthy, international fluid handling specialist and Hanovia, specialists in UV treatment, to announce that they are joining forces to provide a robust technical solutions for this new market demand. This partnership results from a strong relationship established

    With ship owners worldwide contemplating a solution to the impending IMO Ballast Water convention, what better time for Hamworthy, international fluid handling specialist and Hanovia, specialists in UV treatment, to announce that they are joining forces to provide a robust technical solutions for this new market demand.
    This partnership results from a strong relationship established over many years of working together on marine black and grey water systems. It recognises that Hamworthy’s experience in providing water treatment systems that meet environmental legislation, its worldwide sales and support network and Hanovia’s expertise in UV technology can be combined to provide ship owners with a flexible, cost effective solution to their ballast water treatment (BWT) needs.
    Hanovia has been a leader in UV systems design and lamp manufacturing for over 80 years and has a long track record in tailoring UV systems to meet the demands of a wide range of industries including the marine sector where UV is already becoming established as one of the leading chemical free technologies for BWT. Medium Pressure UV is particularly advantageous, due to its small foot print, ease of maintenance and low capital and running costs.
    Hanovia are one of the few UV system designers to make its own UV lamps and monitors, allowing Hanovia maximum scope to optimise a system to suit the specific ship requirements, as UV performance is critically dependent on the combination of UV light source, UV monitoring technology and chamber fluid dynamics.
    Apart from the ever present need to perform to regulatory requirements under a wide range of seawater conditions, ship owners need a small footprint, configurable system that lends itself to both new build and retro-fitting into what remaining space there is on existing ships. The UV system is a key component in the BW management system and is integrated in the BW package by Hamworthy, who assume overall responsibility for performance compliance against the required regulatory standards
    Hamworthy has over 40 years experience in marine sanitation and offer innovative solutions that meet all existing and anticipated standards. Their dedicated ballast water research and development team have introduced safe, energy efficient technologies that meet both current and future expectations. Hamworthy’s filtration technology, Hanovia’s UV system and the overall system control provided by Hamworthy represents a complete BWT solution. In addition Hamworthy provide a full turnkey service to offer support from system selection and engineering, though supply installation, commissioning and ongoing technical and aftersales support for the life of the equipment.
    IMO approvals have progressed quickly and choosing a solution suitable to a range of differing ship types, sizes and environmental conditions can be challenging. The strategic alliance of Hanovia and Hamworthy provides a ballast water treatment solution that can assure ship owners of increased levels of protection for the marine environment anywhere in the world.

  • Hanovia Christmas and New Year schedule

    Dear Partners and Colleagues, Please see below information on Hanovia’s operating schedule over the Christmas and New Year holiday period including Chinese New Year: UK office and factory Closed from 1pm (GMT) 23rd December 2011 Re-opens Open 3rd January 2012 Shanghai office Open *31st December 2011 Closed 1st – 3rd January 2012

    Dear Partners and Colleagues,
    Please see below information on Hanovia’s operating schedule
    over the Christmas and New Year holiday period including
    Chinese New Year:
    UK office and factory
    Closed from 1pm (GMT) 23rd December 2011
    Re-opens Open 3rd January 2012

    Shanghai office
    Open *31st December 2011
    Closed 1st – 3rd January 2012
    Open 4th January 2012
    Closed 22st – 28th January 2012
    Open *21st January & 29th January
    2012
    Asia-Pacific office (Beijing)
    Open *31st December 2011
    Closed 1st – 3rd January 2012
    Open 4th January 2012
    Closed 22st – 28th January 2012
    Open *21st January & 29th January
    2012
    (*Saturday or Sunday office open)
    UK Service Support Centre Over the Christmas
    Shutdown period – 23.12.11 – 3.01.12
    In the event that you require technical support or
    assistance for your Hanovia equipment
    over the Christmas period contact either of the below
    telephone numbers:
    +44 7702 009800
    +44 7802 977464
    Please be aware that over this period our ‘Service contract’
    customers will receive priority response.
    If you require further information in regards to ‘Service
    Contracts’ please telephone the below
    number or alternatively visit our website: https://www.hanovia.com/support/service-contracts/
    For service support call +44(0)1753 515300 and you will be put through to
    our automated telephone system.
    When asked, please press ‘1’ for after sales service and then press ‘1’ for onsite
    services support.
    Wishing everyone a happy 2012

  • Hanovia Launches PharmaLine SD UV Disinfection and De-Ozonation System for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications for the China market

    PRESS RELEASE: Hanovia’s new PharmaLine SD UV system has been designed specifically to provide cost-effective, highly reliable disinfection and de-ozonation for mid-tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies in China. Water passing through the CFD-modelled treatment chamber is exposed to UV light which destroys the reproductive abilities of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, moulds and algae.

    Hanovia’s new PharmaLine SD UV system has been designed specifically to provide cost-effective, highly reliable disinfection and de-ozonation for mid-tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies in China.
    Water passing through the CFD-modelled treatment chamber is exposed to UV light which destroys the reproductive abilities of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, moulds and algae. In addition, the UV is highly effective at destroying ozone molecules present in the water, breaking them down in harmless by-products.
    By closely monitoring absolute UV intensity and showing the real-time working status of each UV chamber, the PharmaLine SD ensures a 99.99% reduction of microorganisms. In addition, an online duty sensor can be checked against an optional reference sensor to ensure the UV unit is always performing within specification.
    The quality standards required for purified water in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetics, healthcare and biotechnology industries have never been stricter, with manufacturers having to conform to an ever increasing number of standards. Hanovia’s PharmaLine SD UV system guarantees water of the highest possible quality.
    PharmaLine SD UV systems can be installed at various points along the water purification system depending upon the individual site requirements. Installation or retrofitting into existing pipework and vessels is relatively straightforward, requiring minimum disruption and site preparation. Once installed, the production plant can be kept operational 24 hours a day, without the necessity of shutting down the system for routine sanitisation and sterilisation.
    The PharmaLine SD’s UV lamps are manufactured in-house by Hanovia and have very long lives (typically in excess of 10,000 hours). When they need to be replaced is it a simple procedure that can usually be done by on-site personnel with no specialist training.
    The benefits of the PharmaLine SD are many: installation is easy, requiring little disruption to the plant; maintenance is simple and can be carried out by on-site personnel; as a non-chemical method of treatment, there is no possibility of a detrimental effect on product stability and products are also free from unwanted residues, colours and odours.
    About Hanovia and Halma:
    Based in the United Kingdom, with an office in China and a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia (www.hanovia.com/cn) is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for process water, swimming pool, aquaculture, marine and power generation applications. The company has over 85 years’ experience in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of UV systems with tens of thousands of successful installations worldwide. Hanovia is the only UV system supplier that manufactures its own lamps in-house. All its UV systems are designed and validated using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) techniques, incorporating the latest in UV science.
    Hanovia is a subsidiary company of Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.cn), an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. Halma is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 3700 employees in about 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma has manufacturing facilities in China and its principal Representative Offices are in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu.

  • New Distributor in the Middle East

    Water Engineering Technologies (WET) FZC We are proud to annouce our new distributor for the Middle East region is ‘Water Engineering Technologies (WET) FZC’ Water Engineering Technologies (WET) FZC, is a manufacturing, leading distributor and supplier of quality water purification systems of a complete line of domestic, commercial and industrial systems.

    We are proud to annouce our new distributor for the Middle East region is ‘Water Engineering Technologies (WET) FZC’

    Water Engineering Technologies (WET) FZC, is a manufacturing, leading distributor and supplier of quality water purification systems of a complete line of domestic, commercial and industrial systems. WET was established by a team of water treatment professionals in designing and manufacturing the finest and most economical water, waste water and sewage treatment systems based at Sharjah-UAE.
    If you wish to contact WET …click here for details

  • Hanovia Festive Trading Schedule

    We will be open for normal business up until 3.45pm on the 21st December and re-open after the festive period on the 2nd January 2013. If you have any product related enquiries during this period, please feel free to contact our China or Asia Pacific teams. (Both China offices will be closed on the 1st January) For any Read the Rest…

    We will be open for normal business up until 3.45pm on the 21st December and re-open after the festive period on the 2nd January 2013.
    If you have any product related enquiries during this period, please feel free to contact our China or Asia Pacific teams. (Both China offices will be closed on the 1st January)

  • Hanovia launches NEW PharmaLine PQ product

    Hanovia’s PharmaLine PQ UV Disinfection System takes Biosecurity to the next level Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified UV treatment of water in pharmaceutical, biotech and other high purity applications, Hanovia’s new PharmaLine PQ UV system takes biosecurity to the next level. Guaranteeing water of the highest possible quality as demanded by regulatory bodies

    Hanovia’s PharmaLine PQ
    UV Disinfection System takes Biosecurity to the next level


    Designed specifically to provide validated, performance qualified UV treatment of water in pharmaceutical, biotech and other high purity applications, Hanovia’s new PharmaLine PQ UV system takes biosecurity to the next level.
    Guaranteeing water of the highest possible quality as demanded by regulatory bodies such as the United States FDA (including Good Manufacturing Practice), the PharmaLine PQ is, in effect, a low-cost insurance policy for manufacturers.
    “I see it as a kind of ‘policeman’, guarding your system and offering you peace of mind that your process is safe,” says Halim Mirza, Hanovia’s global business manager for industrial applications. “This is because its disinfection performance and dose calculation has been verified by a 3rd party. The advanced controller continuously calculates the dose, responding to changes in water quality, and will alarm should the dose deviate from the set limits. Comprehensive validation documentation is also available to enable the UV system’s performance to be verifiable throughout its operation period,” he added.
    The PharmaLine PQ is ideal for high purity applications with optimised flow rates. All wetted parts are manufactured from FDA-compliant materials and the system is approved to international standards including CE, UL, NSF/NSF61 and IEC (on selected models).
    A revolutionary feature of the PharmaLine PQP model is its optimised, absolute intensity UV monitor. Located within the chamber, it allows the controller to automatically correct the dose calculation as UV transmittance varies without the need for an external UV transmittance monitor. In addition, the factory-calibrated dry UV sensor provides absolute UV intensity monitoring in real-time and, because it remains outside the water flow, it can be removed and inspected without interrupting the process. The dry monitor also allows for field verification using a portable reference UV sensor. Its patented shutter port means there is no risk of UV exposure and no need for the operator to wear safety equipment while performing the field verification.
    Smart controls ensure continuous monitoring and real-time display of the verified RED (reduction equivalent dose) and allow three levels of password-protected security and provide Modbus output to SCADA systems, allowing event logging. In addition, the controller has an on-board message display panel and many other safety and alarm features. Another unique feature of the control system is that it allows repeated lamp restarts without effecting lamp life, as is the case with many other UV systems.
    Hanovia uses the latest generation of high efficiency, long life amalgam lamps, all of which use the latest electronic ballast, ensuring extended lamp life (typically in excess of 10,000 hours).
    Installation or retrofitting of PharmaLine PQ UV systems into existing pipework and vessels is relatively straightforward, requiring minimum disruption and site preparation. Once installed, the production plant can be kept operational 24 hours a day, without the necessity of shutting down the system for routine sanitisation and sterilisation. When a lamp needs to be changed is it a simple procedure that can usually be done by on-site personnel with no specialist training.

  • Hanovia will be at the CBST 2011 show in Shanghai

    The Chinese Beverage Science Technology Show 2011 kicks off on the 6th November till the 8th November 2011. The show will be held at the Shanghai ‘Expo Theme Pavilion’. Click here for CBST 2011 Shanghai Hanovia will be exhibiting at show in Shanghai , with our new PureLine SD product range made Read the Rest…

    The Chinese Beverage Science Technology Show 2011 kicks off on the 6th November till the 8th November 2011. The show will be held at the Shanghai ‘Expo Theme Pavilion’.
    Click here for CBST 2011 Shanghai

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at show in Shanghai , with our new PureLine SD product range made specifically for the Chinese market.
    For information on Pureline SD, click here.

  • Hanovia will be at China – Pharm 2011 in Shanghai

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at the 16th China international pharmaceutical industry exhibition ‘CHINA-PHARM 2011’ in Shanghai. The exhibition will be at the ‘w3-w4-w5 Shanghai New International Expo Center China, on the 25th-28th October 2011. More details to follow! Click here for China Pharm 2011 information: http://www.chinapharmex.com/NewsView.aspx?id=312

    Hanovia will be exhibiting at the 16th China international pharmaceutical industry exhibition ‘CHINA-PHARM 2011’ in Shanghai.

    The exhibition will be at the ‘w3-w4-w5 Shanghai New International Expo Center China, on the 25th-28th October 2011.

    More details to follow!

    Click here for China Pharm 2011 information:

    http://www.chinapharmex.com/NewsView.aspx?id=312

  • Hanovia Launches PharmaLine SD UV Disinfection and De-Ozonation System for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Applications for the China market

    PRESS RELEASE: Designed specifically to provide chemical-free treatment of water used in the food and beverage processing industries, Hanovia has launched its new PureLine SD range of UV systems for disinfection and de-ozonation. Water passing through the CFD-modelled treatment chamber is exposed to UV light which deactivates microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, moulds and Read the Rest…

    Hanovia’s new PharmaLine SD UV system has been designed specifically to provide cost-effective, highly reliable disinfection and de-ozonation for mid-tier pharmaceutical and biotech companies in China.

    Water passing through the CFD-modelled treatment chamber is exposed to UV light which destroys the reproductive abilities of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, yeasts, moulds and algae. In addition, the UV is highly effective at destroying ozone molecules present in the water, breaking them down in harmless by-products.

    By closely monitoring absolute UV intensity and showing the real-time working status of each UV chamber, the PharmaLine SD ensures a 99.99% reduction of microorganisms. In addition, an online duty sensor can be checked against an optional reference sensor to ensure the UV unit is always performing within specification.

    The quality standards required for purified water in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetics, healthcare and biotechnology industries have never been stricter, with manufacturers having to conform to an ever increasing number of standards. Hanovia’s PharmaLine SD UV system guarantees water of the highest possible quality.

    PharmaLine SD UV systems can be installed at various points along the water purification system depending upon the individual site requirements. Installation or retrofitting into existing pipework and vessels is relatively straightforward, requiring minimum disruption and site preparation. Once installed, the production plant can be kept operational 24 hours a day, without the necessity of shutting down the system for routine sanitisation and sterilisation.

    The PharmaLine SD’s UV lamps are manufactured in-house by Hanovia and have very long lives (typically in excess of 10,000 hours). When they need to be replaced is it a simple procedure that can usually be done by on-site personnel with no specialist training.

    The benefits of the PharmaLine SD are many: installation is easy, requiring little disruption to the plant; maintenance is simple and can be carried out by on-site personnel; as a non-chemical method of treatment, there is no possibility of a detrimental effect on product stability and products are also free from unwanted residues, colours and odours.

    About Hanovia and Halma:

    Based in the United Kingdom, with an office in China and a worldwide distributor network, Hanovia (www.hanovia.com/cn) is a world leader in UV disinfection technology for process water, swimming pool, aquaculture, marine and power generation applications. The company has over 85 years’ experience in the design, development, manufacture and distribution of UV systems with tens of thousands of successful installations worldwide. Hanovia is the only UV system supplier that manufactures its own lamps in-house. All its UV systems are designed and validated using advanced Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) techniques, incorporating the latest in UV science.

    Hanovia is a subsidiary company of Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.cn), an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. Halma is a public company listed on the London Stock Exchange and has approximately 3700 employees in about 40 subsidiaries worldwide. Halma has manufacturing facilities in China and its principal Representative Offices are in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, and Chengdu.

  • Hanovia at Aquatech in Amsterdam

    Hanovia will be attending and exhibiting at the world’s leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and waste water. Aquatech is schduled for the 1st -4th November in Amsterdam,NL You can find us on Stand 01.218 If you would like to arrange a meeting please can you email us on sales@hanovia.com Please remember you can now also Read the Rest…

    Hanovia will be attending and exhibiting at the world’s leading trade exhibition for process, drinking and waste water. Aquatech is schduled for the 1st -4th November in Amsterdam,NL
    You can find us on Stand 01.218
    If you would like to arrange a meeting please can you email us on sales@hanovia.com
    Please remember you can now also follow us on twitter @Hanovia_UV, all the latest news and industry related information!

  • Aqua Nor, 16th – 19th August 2011

    The Aqua Nor exhibition has been an important international venue for the aquaculture industry for over 30 years, showcasing all the latest products, services, research and development projects of relevance to the aquaculture industry. Our distributor ‘Farnes Tangen AS’ will be exhibiting at the show in Trondheim, Norway. Visit them to learn about Hanovia’s Aquaculture range of

    The Aqua Nor exhibition has been an important international venue for the aquaculture industry for over 30 years, showcasing all the latest products, services, research and development projects of relevance to the aquaculture industry.

    Our distributor ‘Farnes Tangen AS’ will be exhibiting at the show in Trondheim, Norway. Visit them to learn about Hanovia’s Aquaculture range of products for UV disinfection.

    The drive for greater quality, efficiency, cost control and tighter environmental restrictions means that aquaculture businesses must look for ways of increasing stock densities, controlling fish diseases and reduce the environmental impact.
    Hanovia UV systems can play a vital part in aquaculture installations, by destroying bacteria, viruses, protozoans, cysts, spores, unwanted algae and other microorganisms.
    Hanovia UV aquaculture disinfection systems can treat all organisms, including:
    • Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS)
    • Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA)
    • Saprolegenia (fungal disease)
    • Infectious pancreatic necrosis (IPN)
    • Coliform bacteria
    • Ichtyophthirius (white spot disease)
    • Faecal streptococci

  • UV Disinfection a Safer Choice for Pools According to US Study

    Hanovia UV systems reduce exposure to harmful chemical disinfection byproducts A study published by Environmental Science & Technology* magazine in the USA has found that the chemicals commonly used to disinfect pool water can pose serious health risks for swimmers. A mother and baby in a swimming pool treated with Hanovia UV The study, conducted

    A study published by Environmental Science & Technology* magazine in the USA has found that the chemicals commonly used to disinfect pool water can pose serious health risks for swimmers.

    A mother and baby in a swimming pool treated with Hanovia UV
    The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois, shows that exposure to byproducts of chemical disinfection can cause early ageing, birth defects, asthma and bladder cancer. The findings suggest that the best method of pool disinfection is a combination of ultraviolet (UV) treatment and chlorine, rather than the traditional method of chlorine treatment alone.
    Hanovia offers a safer method of non-chemical pool water disinfection with its UV systems. Water circulating through the pool is exposed to a specific spectrum of UV light, which is absorbed by microorganisms’ DNA, resulting in permanent, irreparable inactivation of the microorganism.
    In addition, UV light initiates photo-chemical and photo-oxidation reactions that destroy chloramines, the byproducts of chlorine disinfection. This reduces the associated health risks along with unpleasant odours, eye and skin irritation, and corrosion to pool hall structures.
    Chlorine is still required for residual disinfection, but pools using a UV system require up to 90% less chlorine than pools without UV.
    Hanovia systems monitor and adjust UV lamp output to appropriate levels, while automatic wipers keep the quartz sleeves surrounding the UV lamps clean and power switching ensures UV output varies according to demand, ensuring optimum performance at all times.
    The systems are compact and can usually be installed within existing pipework. The only regular maintenance is an annual service at which the lamp is changed.

  • Hanovia UV is Easy on Babies’ Eyes at New Zealand Indoor Pool

    No more sore eyes or chlorine smell in the ‘Learn to Swim’ pool since switch to UV A new Hanovia UV water treatment system installed in the ‘Learn to Swim’ pool at AC Baths in Taupo in New Zealand has made swimming a much more pleasant experience for babies, children and instructors. A mother and

    A new Hanovia UV water treatment system installed in the ‘Learn to Swim’ pool at AC Baths in Taupo in New Zealand has made swimming a much more pleasant experience for babies, children and instructors.

    A mother and baby in the Learn to Swim pool at AC Baths
    “Since we installed the UV system combined chlorine levels have been reduced from as much as 1.2ppm to 0.1 ppm or even less,” said AC Baths Manager Virginia Munro. “The pool is now much nicer to swim in – the kids don’t come out with sore eyes and smelling of chlorine and the water is also much clearer. Feedback from parents and staff regarding the pool environment has also been very positive”.
    Other benefits of the Hanovia UV system include reduced running costs and reduced maintenance. Also, the regular replacement of fresh water, commonly required with a standard, chlorine-based treatment regime, is much reduced. “We see this as a positive improvement, not just environmentally but also as a cost saving exercise,” added Ms Munro.

    The Hanovia UV water treatment system installed at AC Baths
    Because of the success of the Learn to Swim pool unit, AC Baths has ordered a larger Hanovia UV system for the indoor/outdoor leisure pool.
    UV is well known for reducing combined chlorines, the unpleasant chemicals formed when chlorine combines with the organic compounds deriving from human use of the water. Combined chlorines are also responsible for cloudy, murky water and are very corrosive of metal building structures.
    The UV unit installed at AC Baths is a Hanovia medium pressure PSP UV system, supplied by Davey Water Products, capable of treating up to 200 m3/hour, based on a UV dose of 60 mJ/cm2. Automatic wipers keep the quartz sleeves housing the UV lamps clean, so the only regular maintenance is an annual service at which the UV lamp is changed. In addition, Hanovia systems are compact and can usually be installed within existing pipework, making installation a straightforward process.
    About AC Baths
    The Taupo area was first settled by the Maori people late in the 14th century and has a long history associated with the Tuwharetoa people. During the 1870s men of the Armed Constabulary (AC) bathed and socialised at the thermal area called Lofley’s Glen (now the Spa Hotel site). When owner Edward Lofley raised the price of beer, the enraged constables boycotted his bar, and Lofley countered by forbidding them the use of his bath house. They then made their own thermal baths nearby, beside a promising hot spring now called the AC spring. In 1883 the Armed Constabulary dug their own pool, lined it with totara slabs and built a small changing shed alongside. The pools were a success and eventually the AC Baths Domain came under the control of the Taupo Domain Board established in 1895.
    The AC Baths were more than a hot pool treat, though – they were a necessity for hygiene as there was no electricity or mains water in private homes in Taupo until the 1950s, meaning that generations of locals and visitors washed at the old AC Baths. The baths underwent re-development in early 1920s, 1950s, 1970s, and again in 2003, with the latest improvement being the addition of UV treatment.

  • Hanovia UV Disinfection Technology Helps Oil Drilling Go Green

    UV effective against sulphate reducing bacteria Bacteria control has become an important topic for discussion in the oil and gas industry. Inadequate biocidal treatments can have negative consequences, ranging from souring the reservoir with hydrogen sulphide gas to microbial induced corrosion or the loss of fluid stability during stimulation. Hanovia UV Disinfection Technology Helps Oil

    Bacteria control has become an important topic for discussion in the oil and gas industry. Inadequate biocidal treatments can have negative consequences, ranging from souring the reservoir with hydrogen sulphide gas to microbial induced corrosion or the loss of fluid stability during stimulation.
    Oil drilling rig in the Texas Panhandle.
    Hanovia UV Disinfection Technology Helps Oil Drilling Go Green
    With stricter regulations on stimulation fluid (also known as downhole injection fluid) additives there has been an increasing effort to reduce or eliminate hazardous chemicals such as biocides that are present in these fluids. This challenge has been complicated by water use restrictions, placing the oil and gas industry under increased pressure to move away from using fresh water. Instead, oil producers have turned to non-pristine water sources, such as produced or flowback waters, which can often have high levels of bacterial contamination.
    The use of ultraviolet (UV) light for disinfection is well established in many industrial processes and Hanovia has been at the forefront of its implementation for the past several decades. Partnering with a major oil and gas servicing company, Hanovia helped prove this technology successfully in pilot trials that have been operating since early 2009. Using an enhanced version of its standard product, field experience has proven the robustness of the equipment in extreme conditions
    A plethora of data is available on bacteria species that are human pathogens, and on the effectiveness of UV disinfection for these particular species. But in the oilfield, sulphate reducing bacteria (SRB) are the target of interest. Unfortunately, there is little published data on the effectiveness of UV disinfection on SRBs.
    Through its development partnership, Hanovia has employed advanced laboratory testing to validate the effectiveness of UV disinfection against specific SRB species that are commonly found in fluids used in the oil and gas industry. These studies verified that UV disinfection can be an effective method for treating the target SRB species and revealed some other interesting results.
    A typical Hanovia UV disinfection system is highly compact, modular and easy to install within existing pipework with minimal disruption. Shock dosing with chemicals does not require the complex monitoring equipment which is necessary if biocides are used as a primary disinfectant. In addition, UV does not produce any unwanted by-products.
    Oliver Lawal, Hanovia’s Vice President of Technology, presented a paper at this year’s Singapore International Water Week (http://www.siww.com.sg/) which outlined some of the techniques used in the laboratory and field testing, while detailing the operational considerations unique to this application.

  • Halma announces record earnings and strategy for continued expansion

    £100m earmarked for acquisitions Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), the leading global safety, health and sensor technology group and parent company of Hanovia, has announced record results with profits up 9% to £86m and revenue rising by 1% to £459m. The UK-based group has posted strong financials to raise shareholder dividends by 7%, the thirty-first consecutive year

    Halma p.l.c. (www.halma.com), the leading global safety, health and sensor technology group and parent company of Hanovia, has announced record results with profits up 9% to £86m and revenue rising by 1% to £459m. The UK-based group has posted strong financials to raise shareholder dividends by 7%, the thirty-first consecutive year of increases greater than 5%. The company plans to augment its organic growth efforts through acquisition of complementary technology companies, as it has done for many years.
    Halma’s subsidiaries operate in three main market sectors: Health and Analysis (which includes Halma’s fluid technology companies), Infrastructure Sensors, and Industrial Safety, creating shareholder value with consistent organic growth and sound acquisitions. Halma companies operate as independent entities under the day-to-day direction of their local management, while reaping the capital and network benefits of a larger multi-national parent.
    The company is seeking successful and profitable companies that are closely allied to any of its current market sectors, although fluid technology is a particular focus. It has £100m earmarked for acquisitions.
    Halma’s fluid technology companies make critical components such as pumps, valves, probes, connectors and tubing used by scientific and medical diagnostic instrument manufacturers for demanding fluid handling applications. Its companies also manufacture dryers, humidifiers, and sample conditioning components and equipment used in medical, environmental and scientific analytical equipment. Its UV water treatment equipment is used all over the world in a wide variety of applications for progressive, non-chemical disinfection and microbiological control.
    “There continues to be strong demand for our fluid technology products, both on the component and the water treatment side,” explains Chuck Dubois, Divisional Chief Executive of Halma’s Fluid Technology Division. “Scientific and medical diagnostic fields are expanding with new equipment and technology. Water resources and access to safe, clean water are global concerns. We are looking for companies with products and technologies that can meet these demands. The capital, marketing and technical resources Halma can offer, to the right company, can enable these technologies to reach their full market potential.”
    Headquartered in the United Kingdom, Halma is a holding company of approximately 35 worldwide subsidiaries that develop and manufacture products that protect lives and improve quality of life for people worldwide. The company’s business groups focus on industrial safety, health and analysis and infrastructure sensors.
    To present potential acquisitions opportunities, please contact Chuck Dubois, Chief Executive, Fluid Technology Division (chuck.dubois@halma.com), Tel: + 1 203 731 0200.

  • Hanovia UV System Produces Immediate Improvement in Water Quality at Adelaide Aquatic Centre’s Indoor Pool

    UV produces dramatic fall in combined chlorines even with heavy bather loads Adelaide Aquatic Centre is the major municipal swimming pool servicing the city of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. The Aquatic Centre began its life as an outdoor pool way back in 1969. Since then it has undergone a series of redevelopments,

    Adelaide Aquatic Centre is the major municipal swimming pool servicing the city of Adelaide, the capital city of South Australia. The Aquatic Centre began its life as an outdoor pool way back in 1969. Since then it has undergone a series of redevelopments, including being enclosed by a roof in 1985 and the addition of the leisure pools and two 16-person spas in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Today, the Aquatic Centre comprises four pools and two spas. The four pools comprise a 4.25 million litre main pool (split into a 50 metre lap pool and a 33 metre dive pool) and a 588 m3 free-form leisure pool which is split into two sections to effectively become two pools, the Cascade and the Octopool.

    Team Leader Gordon “Gordo” Friend by the lap pool
    Gordon “Gordo” Friend is Team Leader – Aquatic Operations for the Adelaide Aquatic Centre. He has worked at the Aquatic Centre for more years than he would care to remember and has personally witnessed most of the changes that have taken place over the years. “This place has gone through many changes and plant improvements over the years, but the installation of the Hanovia UV systems has had by far the largest impact of all in improving the water quality”, says Gordo. “We looked at ozone at the time but decided on UV because it was reported as being more reliable, and that has certainly proven to be the case!”
    The first of the Hanovia UV systems was installed on the leisure pool system back in the mid-1990s. Three more Hanovia UV systems have been added since then – one on the main/dive pool and one on each of the spa pools. “We liked the ‘single-chamber’ design of the Hanovia system”, commented Gordo. “This allowed us to handle the entire flow from the very large main pool with a single system”. Gordo commented that prior to the installation of the UV systems, the leisure pools in particular experienced high combined chlorine levels during heavy bather loads. Since the UV installation, the chloramine levels are consistently in the 0.1 – 0.2 ppm range in winter and they never exceed 1 ppm. “We noticed an immediate improvement in the water quality as soon as the UV systems were commissioned – it was a very significant and positive upgrade”, said Gordo. “Both pool supervisors and pool customers have commented on the improvement”.
    Gordo has also been very pleased with the support he has received from Fluidquip Australia, the Australian distributor for Hanovia UV systems. “Since Fluidquip has been providing the maintenance and servicing of the Hanovia systems, we have been more than happy with the level of support we are receiving”.

  • Hanovia UV Disinfection System Wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

    Hanovia wins Disinfection Technology category in Food and Beverage sector UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has won the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the Food and Beverage Industry (Disinfection Technology category) at a ceremony held recently in Shanghai, China. The Award was given for Hanovia’s medium pressure UV disinfection technology which has been adopted by many Read the Rest…

    UV disinfection specialist Hanovia has won the Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the Food and Beverage Industry (Disinfection Technology category) at a ceremony held recently in Shanghai, China. The Award was given for Hanovia’s medium pressure UV disinfection technology which has been adopted by many of China’s leading bottled water and beverage manufacturers in the last 12 months.

    Keith Watson, Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director (right) receiving the Technology Innovation Award from Mike Hay, President of Ringier Trade Publishing Ltd

    Keith Watson (right) and George Wang, Hanovia’s China Sales Manager, with the Technology Innovation Award
    The Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the Food and Beverage Industry is held annually in China and gives recognition to those who have made the most significant contributions to the industry though increased productivity, economic efficiency, production processes, and the creation of market opportunities. The Award also demonstrates the companies’ continuous commitment to deliver quality products and innovative solutions to their customers.
    “I am delighted with this Award,” said Hanovia’s Sales and Marketing Director Keith Watson. “The credit for this success really goes to our Chinese team, particularly our Country Manager George Wang, whose tireless efforts have made Hanovia UV technology the first choice for China’s leading beverage producers.”
    The award judges were composed of an independent panel of key food industry leaders in China including Wang Wei, Vice Secretary-General of the China National Food Industry Association; You Xin, Honorary Chairman of the China Food Additives and Ingredients Association; Huang Shengming, Vice Director of the Committee of Experts of the Chinese Institution of Food Science and Technology; and Liu Xiaojie, from the R&D Centre of Wahaha Group Co., Ltd.

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