Good in theory and in practice
Is the biological quality of water or other liquids important for your business? Then smart UV-C disinfection is a must. However, not every UV-C system available works well. Many manufacturers of UV-C installations calculate the effectiveness of their system purely from a theoretical standpoint. The intensity of the lamp is multiplied by the amount of liquid flowing past it (treatment volume) and this gives an average UV-C dosage. This outcome is not that significant because part of the flow passes through faster and therefore absorbs less UV-C radiation, which means that micro-organisms can survive. The other part of the stream passes through more slowly and absorbs more UV-C radiation, giving it ten times the lethal dose. So, good in theory does not always equal good in practice. Imagine building a system where half of the water absorbs 1 Joule and the other half absorbs 599 Joules: the average is then 300 Joules. Technically speaking there is nothing wrong with that, except that half of the water isn’t disinfected. This may seem like an extreme example, but there are plenty of systems that are closer to it than you would think, or care to imagine.
Van Remmen UV Technology only produces systems that deliver quality both in theory (in calculation models and simulations) and in practice. All reactors in the Validated and Certified series are therefore tested in a standardised practical scenario where the biological degradation is measured with strictly controlled model organisms. This means we can guarantee that our systems break down the micro-organisms in liquids. Our systems are thus not only based on theoretical calculations but also on analyses and practical tests.