UV Disinfection2024-04-02T09:12:10+13:00

Introducing the future

Supercritical UV™ disinfection (SCUV)

A world-first for treating Low Clarity Liquids and Wastewater

Finalists in the NZ Hi-tech awards

UV Disinfection

UV disinfection is well-established as an effective treatment for water, process liquids and wastewater.  The mechanics of the treatment are simple — specialised lamps emitting a specific range of UV light (termed UV-C or “germicidal range UV”) are highly effective in disrupting the RNA and DNA structures of bacteria, viruses and protozoa causing rapid deactivation and disinfection.

The Challenge for UV Treatment

Unfortunately, UV light intensity and its ability to disinfect drops off at a rapid exponential rate when it is radiated through water, and as water clarity decreases. Whilst UV treatments have been excellent for drinking water and high-clarity wastewater, conventional UV treatment products are much less effective in treating process and waste waters that have low UV Transmittance (“UVT”).

% UV Transmittance through liquids

UV Disinfection

UV disinfection is well-established as an effective treatment for water, process liquids and wastewater.  The mechanics of the treatment are simple — specialised lamps emitting a specific range of UV light (termed UV-C or “germicidal range UV”) are highly effective in disrupting the RNA and DNA structures of bacteria, viruses and protozoa causing rapid deactivation and disinfection.

The Challenge for UV Treatment

Unfortunately, UV light intensity and its ability to disinfect drops off at a rapid exponential rate when it is radiated through water, and as water clarity decreases. Whilst UV treatments have been excellent for drinking water and high-clarity wastewater, conventional UV treatment products are much less effective in treating process and waste waters that have low UV Transmittance (“UVT”).

% UV Transmittance through liquids

Introducing NovoLabs™ Supercritical UV™ Disinfection

Proven with low clarity liquids to <1% UVT!

Until now, conventional UV disinfection systems have not been regarded as viable for liquids with UVT below~40% for the simple reason that UV-C light struggles to transmit adequately through such liquids.

Because of its patented UV-C delivery system capable of ensuring high UV-C light intensities are maintained throughout the liquid being treated, NovoLabs™ Supercritical UV™ Disinfection system is a world-first solution for treating liquids with UVT as low as <1% in a single pass!

Developed at Massey University in New Zealand, the NovoLabs™ Supercritical UV™ reactor (SCUV) provides a breakthrough in UV disinfection technology for the effective treatment of process liquids and wastewaters.

Introducing NovoLabs™ Supercritical UV™ Disinfection

Proven with low clarity liquids to <1% UVT!

Until now, conventional UV disinfection systems have not been regarded as viable for liquids with UVT below~40% for the simple reason that UV-C light struggles to transmit adequately through such liquids.

Because of its patented UV-C delivery system capable of ensuring high UV-C light intensities are maintained throughout the liquid being treated, NovoLabs™ Supercritical UV™ Disinfection system is a world-first solution for treating liquids with UVT as low as <1% in a single pass!

Developed at Massey University in New Zealand, the NovoLabs™ Supercritical UV™ reactor (SCUV) provides a breakthrough in UV disinfection technology for the effective treatment of process liquids and wastewaters.

NovoLabs™ patented Supercritical UV™ Disinfection System can address treatment challenges and significantly reduce treatment costs for low clarity/low UVT process liquids and wastewaters.

NovoLabs™ patented Supercritical UV™ Disinfection System can address treatment challenges and significantly reduce treatment costs for low clarity/low UVT process liquids and wastewaters.

Case Studies

Read about case studies of NovoLabs™ SCUV live test sites and installations demonstrating effective disinfection in low clarity liquids.

Discover The Future of UV Disinfection

Novolabs™ Supercritical UV™ Disinfection — UV Treatment for Low Clarity Liquids

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