Cooling Towers: Research for UV-C

Research Reviewed by Chief Science Officer – Carl R. Peterson III MD MS DABR

Tewari et al. IRJET V. 6,8 Aug 2019. p-ISSN: 2395-0072

      • UV disinfection of cooling towers in a low-cost and chemical-free manner.

      • UVC monitoring system to ensure the optimal dose is indicated.

      • More efficient and environmentally safe cooling tower operation.

    Sorensen and Gurrath. Water Solutions. 4, 2017.

        • UVC has a strong germicidal effect.

        • No bacterial resistance to chemicals.

        • Selective positioning and dose validation opportunity.

        • Synergistic effect with other water hygiene solutions, including H2O2.

        • Predictively effective on Legionella.

      Gilpin et al. Water Research Volume 19, Issue 7, 1985, Pages 839-848. doi.org/10.1016/0043-1354(85)90141-1

          • Legionella and biofilms resistant to certain halogenated compounds.

          • UVC light disinfection of water-containing systems an appropriate alternative or supplement to chemical biocides.

        Kusnetsov et al. Journal of Applied Bacteriology, Volume 77, Issue 4, 1 October 1994, Pages 461–466, doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2672.1994.tb03450.

            • Basin/reservoir treatment required.

            • Reservoir and sediment treatment indicated.

          Mahouney et al. Water Practice and Technology (2018) 13 (3): 662–67. doi.org/10.2166/wpt.2018.064

              • Disinfection with UV light is a safe, convenient method for use in the commercial/industrial setting.

              • Effective treatment of spoilage organisms and pathogens.