Atlantium introduces new UV water disinfection system

Atlantium recently introduced its new water disinfection solution at Drinktec 2005 in Munich, Germany, in partnership with its German distributor, ELGA Berkefeld, a subsidiary of Veolia Water...

BEIT SHEMESH, Israel, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Atlantium recently introduced its new water disinfection solution at Drinktec 2005 in Munich, Germany, in partnership with its German distributor, ELGA Berkefeld, a subsidiary of Veolia Water.

"Through the application of advanced technologies and fiber optic principles, we are harnessing the full power of UV disinfection capabilities," says Atlantium CEO David Waxman. "We have created a simple, but powerful solution to solve the problems of water disinfection."

The Atlantium water disinfection solutions allow businesses and municipalities to reduce the amount of toxic byproducts they produce, decrease energy usage, and benefit from reduced maintenance costs and lowest total cost of ownership. With its efficient, reliable solutions, organizations improve both their levels of corporate responsibility and bottom lines.

"Our field-proven solutions have taken UV water disinfection to levels never before attained," says Oded Rose, executive vice president, Marketing and Business Development. "Our solutions deliver unprecedented bacterial elimination of five, six and higher log reduction at industrial and municipal water flow rates. Moreover, maintenance and operation of Atlantium's systems is extremely simple, with hardly any downtime."

The design of this water disinfection solution achieves complete, broad-spectrum bacteria kill. Its out-of-the-water UV lamp eliminates the mechanical and thermal drawbacks of immersed lamp designs, while its quartz-tube chamber dual sensor configuration ensures that light accurately matches requirements. The lamp guarantees unimpeded water flow and low head-loss, and it virtually eliminates fouling because no heat is generated in the water. It also significantly reduces maintenance time, complexity and costs, with simple and easy lamp replacement and almost no cleaning required.

Atlantium's UV water disinfection solutions can be used for disinfecting drinking water, water reuse (tertiary treatment); food, beverage, and dairy process and product water; aquaculture, and more. Moreover, for the first time, its UV light-based solution can be used instead of expensive heat exchangers (pasteurizers) as a water sterilizer, thus providing enormous cost savings.

Atlantium solutions provide accurate, real-time -- and remote -- monitoring and control through the entire disinfection process, guaranteeing consistent disinfection levels of more than a 5-log bacteria reduction critical in treating for water-born pathogens, such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia, where conventional water treatment methods simply do not work.

"When we demonstrated the Atlantium solution to the Drinktec attendees, they understood how we have taken a simple idea and applied powerful technology to create safer water everywhere, says Waxman. "Our systems use no chemicals to disinfect the water, making it safe for consumption and eliminating poisonous run-off and ground contamination, the byproducts other solutions create."

Founded in 2003, Atlantium (www.atlantium.com) is uniquely positioned to leverage world-leading expertise in both water technology and high-tech development. The company develops and provides innovative water disinfection solutions that help businesses and municipalities build, expand and operate water intensive processes. It works with leading industry players globally to meet the needs of local municipalities and industries.

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