UV systems offer customers an alternative to environmentally-harmful chemicals
used for disinfection including chlorine, chlorine dioxide, and hypochlorite.
UV disinfection is adapted from the natural action of sunlight and is extremely
versatile. UV light can be used for disinfecting water, destroying harmful
microorganisms in other liquids, on surfaces, and in the air. Wedeco UV systems
are suited for the disinfection of drinking water, process water, wastewater,
salt water, ultrapure water, and other translucent fluids, such as sugar syrup.
Ozone is one of the strongest industrially producible oxidizing agents, and is commonly used for the treatment of water in municipal and industrial applications. The special advantage of ozone is the environmentally-friendly way in which it works. Harmful substances, colors, odors, and microorganisms are destroyed directly by oxidation, without the formation of harmful, chlorinated by-products. Apart from the treatment of drinking water and wastewater, Xylem’s Wedeco ozone systems are used in bleaching processes, such as paper bleaching, as well as in other industrial oxidation processes.
Xylem’s Wedeco brand also offers Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) solutions that are intended to eliminate a wide variety of toxic compounds and microscopic pollutants. Xylem’s Wedeco pre-engineered AOP systems are based on three key components – ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and UV light generated by low-pressure, high-intensity lamp technology. By combining these technologies, Xylem is able to meet customer’s individual requirements.