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Editor’s note: UV Solutions magazine began publication in early 2019.
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IUVA News Archive

Quarter 1, 2021

UV Technologies in the Post-SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic World
by Dr. Keith Warriner, CPHAZ, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario

Ultraviolet Disinfection: Background and Basics
by Kari Sholtes, Ph.D., instructor, CMU/CU Boulder Civil Engineering, Colorado Mesa University; Richard Simons, Ph.D., head of application science, AquiSense Technologies; Sara E. Beck, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of British Columbia; Babak Adeli, Ph.D., director of R&D, Acuva Technologies Inc.; Zhe Sun, Ph.D., post-doc, Research Center for Eco- Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

SARS-CoV-2 Dose Response Research Update
by Oliver Lawal, CEO, AquiSense Technologies; Rich Simons, Ph.D., product development scientist, AquiSense Technologies; Anna Herman, applications engineer, AquiSense Technologies; Jennifer Pagan, Ph.D., CTO, AquiSense Technologies

Use of Fluoropolymers in UV Sterilization Equipment
by Samantha Deverell, managing director, Adtech Polymer Engineering

Focus on Healthcare and UV Disinfection: IUVA Achieving Win/Win Success with Key Players in UV Disinfection
by IUVA Healthcare/ UV Working Group; Troy Cowan IUVA Healthcare/UV Working Group facilitator

Focus on Food and Beverage Safety: Are Food Contact Surfaces Seeing the Light?
by IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group; Dr. Danny Bayliss, new technology lead, Campden BRI; Dr. Tatiana Koutchma, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Guelph, Ontario; Peter E. Gordon, manager, LiTeProducts LLC 

Application Highlight: AOP for Drinking Water: First UV/H2O2 AOP Systems for Municipal Drinking Water Treatment in China
by Wenjun Sun, Xiuwei Ao and Zhongyun Chen, School of Environment, Tsinghua University; Kumiko Oguma, associate professor, Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo; Ruibao Jia, Wuchang Song and Guifang Li, Shandong Urban Water Supply and Drainage Water Quality Monitoring Center; Wonglei Wang , professor, School of Municipal & Environmental Egineering, Shandong Jianzhu University

Application Highlight: UV Disinfection for Healthcare: Keeping Nursing Home Staff, Residents Safe During Pandemic
by Chelsey Clapper, VP of marketing and design, iCleanse

Association News
by UVSolutions


Quarter 4, 2020

Conference Preview: ICUDAS 2020

Innovative Approaches for Validation of UV Disinfection Reactors  for Drinking Water Systems
by Harold Wright, chief technologist-UV disinfection, Carollo Engineers , Traci Brooks, lead technologist, Carollo Engineers, Mark Heath, principal technologist, Carollo Engineers, Jeff Adams, environmental engineer, USEPA, ORD, NRMRL, WSWRD, WQMB, and Bryan Townsend, UV technology leader, Black & Veatch Corporation

Validation Needed for UV Surface Disinfection Applications
prepared by IUVA COVID-19 Task Force, UV Surface Disinfection Validation Sub-Group

COVID-19 Pandemic Shines a Light on Mercury-Free Germicidal Ultraviolet Sources
by Castine A. Bernardy, Nicola M. Elardo and Alexa M. Trautz, University of New Hampshire
corresponding author James P. Malley, Jr., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire

Evaluating UV Light Meters
by Maria Wooldridge, director of marketing, International Light Technologies, Inc.

IUVA and FDA Working Together on N95 Decontamination Issues
by IUVA Healthcare/ UV Working Group;  Troy Cowan director, Vision Based Consulting

Looking Back with COVID-Tinted Lenses…Looking Forward to a Bright UV Future
by IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group; Dr. Keith Warriner, CPHAZ Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario; Peter E. Gordon, VP of business development, Bolb Inc.; and  Dr. Tatiana Koutchma, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada, Guelph, Ontario

UV Technologies for Room Air During COVID-19: What to Know
by James P. Malley, Jr., Ph.D., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

UV-A Disinfection Technology Delivered to South Bend NICU
by Erik Swenson general manager, Nichia America Corporation

Improving the Economics and Water Quality of MPUV/H2O2 Treatment
by Martin Spruijt , process engineer, PWN Water Supply Company, Bram J. Martijn, team manager-research and development, PWN Water Supply Company, and Joop C. Kruithof, ambassador, Wetsus European Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology

Association News


Quarter 3, 2020

N95 Decontamination: Key Thoughts for Combating COVID-19
By Troy Cowan, director, Vision Based Consulting

UV Disinfection: Protecting People and Produce During the Pandemic
By Peter E. Gordon, VP of business development, Bolb Inc.

Mobile UV-C Devices: User Education is Key
By Katja Auer, MA, MBA Clinical Director-Healthcare Division, American Ultraviolet

UV Applications in China’s Municipal Water Treatment
By Dongming Lu, engineer, UltraTech Co. Ltd.

UV Technology Lights the Way to Plant Vaccines: Boosting Plant Defenses to Extend Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables
By Mahdiyeh Hasani, CPHAZ, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario; Dr. Tatiana Koutchma, Agriculture and AgriFood Canada, Guelph, Ontario; Corresponding author Dr. Keith Warriner, CPHAZ, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Ontario

Deep UV LED Equipment in Operation for Municipal Drinking Water Supply
By Kumiko Oguma, associate professor, Department of Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo

Opportunities for Application of UV-B and UV-C Devices in Cannabis Grow Facilities
By Timothy Leach, partner, TechnIEQ, LLC

Far UV-C and Its Potential for Disinfection Applications
By Rich M. Simons, Ph.D., head of application science, AquiSense Technologies; Ernest R. Blatchley III, Lee A. Reith professor in environmental engineering, Purdue University; Karl Linden, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, Linden Research Group

Reviewing Media Coverage of UVGI for COVID-19
By Ashkan Babaie, director of engineering, Acuva Technologies Inc.; Babak Adeli, director of R&D, Acuva Technologies Inc.; Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes, research associate, Arizona State University

The Disinfection Efficacy of 405 nm Light
By Jim Bolton, Ph.D., president, Bolton Photosciences, Inc.; Gary Naarup, president, PremierOne Products, Inc.

SARS-CoV-2 UV Dose Response Behavior
By Ernest R. Blatchley III, Lee A. Reith professor in environmental engineering, Purdue University; Brian Petri, research director, Trojan Technologies; Wenjun Sun, associate professor, Tsinghua University School of Environment

Association News


Quarter 2, 2020

Questions on Regulatory Coverage of UV Devices in a Hospital
By Troy Cowan, director, Vision Based Consulting

Not If, But When: UV LED Beverage Disinfection
By Babak Adeli, director of research and development, Acuva Technologies

Risks of Surface Damage to Polymeric (Plastic) Surfaces from UV-C Exposure
By Peter Teska, infection prevention application expert, Diversey

COVID-19 Pandemic: UV Air and Surface Disinfection
By Castine Bernardy, graduate research assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of New Hampshire; Corresponding author James P. Malley Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Civil and Environmental Enginnering, University of New Hampshire

Deep UV LED System Developed for Municipal Drinking Water Treatment
By Takahito Sugimoto, Water Supply Engineering Department, METAWATER Co., Ltd.; Yoshiro Kanto, International Business Planning Department, METAWATER Co., Ltd.

Advanced Reduction Processes for the Removal of Metabolites from Water
By Roberta Hofman-Caris, senior scientific researcher, KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands; Danny Harmsen, scientific researcher, KWR Water Research Institute, The Netherlands

UV Disinfection Industry Leans in to COVID-19 Response
By Rich Simons, Ph.D., head of application science, AquiSense Technologies

Intelligent Heat Extraction with Thermoelectric Cooler for UV-C LEDs
By Pablo Fredes, project manager, Hydraluvx UV Disinfection Technologies; Ulrich Raff, optics and semiconductors lab, Physics Department, University de Santiago de Chile; Ernesto Gramsch, optics and semiconductors lab, Physics Department, University de Santiago de Chile

New UV System Withstands Extreme Flooding Event
Article provided courtesy of TrojanUV

Efficiently Powering UV Sources
By Tonnie Telgenhof Oude Koehorst, product manager/new business UV, Nedap

Proposed Standard for Ultraviolet-Based High-Level Disinfection of Medical Devices
By Daniel J. Weber, M.D., M.P.H., Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Department of Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Lionel Pineau, Ph.D., president and scientific director, Eurofins Biotech Germande; Corresponding author James R. Bolton, president, Bolton Photosciences Inc.

Association News


Quarter 1, 2020

A Look at the IUVA 2020 Americas Conference
UV Solutions

Mobile Device Use in Healthcare: New Opportunities for UV Disinfection
Lia DiMartino, BS, Physician Associate Program, Yale School of Medicine; Richard A. Martinello, M.D., associate professor, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases, Yale School of Medicine

Essentials of Germicidal Irradiation for Reduction of Microorganisms
Jeffrey E. Stines, director of marketing, American Ultraviolet

PFAS: Does UV Technology Have a Role?
N.D. LaTourette, environmental engineer; H.R. Roakes, project manager, Sanborn, Head and Associates, Inc.; J.P. Malley, Jr., editor-in-chief, UV Solutions

Low-Pressure UV System Offers Top Water Quality and Fewer Chloramines
Article provided courtesy of Xylem

UV-C Disinfection Can Help Reduce Infections, Maximize Reimbursements
Article provided courtesy of Tru-D® SmartUVC

Evaluating the Efficacy of a ‘No-Touch’ UV-C Radiation Device as a High-Touch Disinfectant
Steve Reinecke, clinical advisor and VP of international sales, Proximity Systems, Inc.

Evolving Technologies for Decontaminating Healthcare Environments
Robert A. Garcia, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC

2nd Annual Healthcare/UV Workshop Affirms Need of Efficacy Standards
IUVA Healthcare/UV Working Group; Troy Cowan director, Vision Based Consulting

Vitamin D in a Flash
IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group; Dr. Jaromir Bilek, director, Jenton International Ltd, JenAct Ltd

When Influent Water Percent UVT is Out of Range
Professor J.P. Malley, Jr., UV Solutions editor-in-chief; C. Bernardy, graduate research engineer, University of New Hampshire; M. White, graduate research engineer, University of New Hampshire; A. Hidrovo, graduate research engineer, University of New Hampshire

Association News


Quarter 4, 2019

UV-C Effectiveness and the ‘Canyon Wall Effect’ of Textured Healthcare Environment Surfaces
by Maya Jaffe, biomedical engineering student, Georgia Institute of Technology

UV Degradation Effects in Materials – An Elementary Overview
by Chris Rockett, production and applications engineer, LightSources, Inc.

UV Low-Pressure Lamps – Offering Many Advantages Across Multiple Platforms
by Wiebke Breideband, project manager-marketing, Heraeus Noblelight GmbH

Market Overview of UV Disinfection Technologies for Food Safety Applications
by Molly McManus, regional sales manager, AquiSense Technologies; Kayla Doerzbacher, applications engineer, AquiSense Technologies

The Quest for UV Treatment Validation
by Chris Hartman, founder and president, Headwater Food Hub

UV/H2O2 Treatment: The Ultimate Solution for the Degradation of Pyrazole
by Bram J. Martijn, team manager-research and development, PWN Water Supply Company; Joop C. Kruithof, Ph.D., Wetsus European Center of Excellence for Sustainable Water/Technology

International Standards Organization Seeks IUVA’s UV-C Expertise
IUVA Healthcare/UV Working Group

UV LEDs for Food Applications from Farms to Kitchen
IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group

UV Lamp Breakage: Investigation and Response
Jennifer Osgood, PE, PMP, BCEE associate, CDM Smith

Association News


Quarter 3, 2019

Validation of a Reactor Containing UV LEDs for the Disinfection of Municipal Drinking Water
by Olivier Autin, lead research scientist, Typhon Treatment Systems and James R. Bolton, president, Bolton Photosciences

How to Address CSO Events with UV Technology
by Patrick Bollman, P.E., UV product specialist, Evoqua Water Technologies

UV-C LED Irradiation for the Inactivation of Biofilm-bound Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Bacteria
by Kyle D. Rauch, Stephanie Gora, Carolina Ontiveros and Graham Gagnon, Centre for Water Resource Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada

What is Going On with the Grade A Pasteurized Milk Ordinance?
by Harold Wright, chief technologist-UV disinfection, Carollo Engineers

Why is There No Standard Unit Similar to Lighting Products for Radiant Output of UV Lamps?
by R.W. Stowe, UV applications engineering consultant, Heraeus Noblelight America LLC

Practical Information on Sizing and Design Approaches for UV AOP Systems
by Nathan Moore, Ph.D. candidate, University of Toronto; Erin Mackey, project manager and technical specialist, water and reuse, Brown and Caldwell, Inc. and Kati Bell, managing director of water strategy, Brown and Caldwell, Inc.

Critical Roles for Germicidal LEDs in Healthcare Delivery Facilities
by Peter Gordon, VP of business development, Bolb Corporation

Ultraviolet Light Explores New Science for Food and Beverage
IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group

Expanding Outreach to Other Organizations Interested in UV
IUVA Healthcare/UV Working Group

Water Reuse Systems
by Professor James P. Malley, Jr., Ph.D., UV Solutions editor-in-chief

For Water Reuse, UV Solution Brings Consistent Results to City
Article provided courtesy of Enaqua, a Grundfos company

Association News


Quarter 2, 2019

Summary: UV-C LED Device Spectrometer and Radiometer Protocol Round Robin Results
by Kari Sholtes, P.E., University of Colorado Boulder, Linden Research Group; Karl Linden, Ph.D., University of Colorado Boulder, Linden Research Group

Protocol to Determine Radiant Power Output and Fluence in UV LED Systems
by Ataollah Kheyrandish, Madjid Mohseni and Fariborz Taghipour, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

UV Regulations: Wastewater and Reuse
by Harold Wright, Chief Technologist-UV Disinfection, Carollo Engineers; Andrew Salveson, Water Reuse Practice Director, Carollo Engineers; Bill Sotirakos, Principal UV Technologist, Carollo Engineers

Total UV Power from an Irradiance Measurement
by Stephen W. Jaworowicz, Process Engineer, Light Sources, Inc.

AOP for Surface Disinfection of Fresh Produce
by Mahdiyeh Hasani and Keith Warriner, Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

From Promising Emerging Treatment to Commercialization
by Tatiana Koutchma, Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Industry Goals: Examining the Latest Developments in Healthcare
IUVA Healthcare/UV Working Group

Strawberry Fields For-UV-er
IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group

Triton X-100: Elimination Using Advanced UV Oxidation
by Dr.-Ing Martin Sörenson, CEO, enviolet Corp.; Dipl. Ing. Jürgen Weckenmann, Technical Director, enviolet Corp.; Dipl. Ing. Frank Zegenhagen, Senior R&D Manager, enviolet Corp.

Association News


Quarter 1, 2019

UV Regulations: Water and Wastewater
by Harold Wright, Andrew Salveson and Bill Sotirakos, Carollo Engineers

UV LED System Design, Operation and Application for Water Treatment
by Fariborz Taghipour, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of British Columbia; Kumiko Oguma, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Tokyo

IUVA: Celebrating 20 Years of Advances in UV Technology – and Looking Ahead
by Professor James P. Malley, editor-in-chief, UV Solutions

Advanced Oxidation Radiation: Unlocking the Hidden Power of the Low-Pressure Mercury Lamp
by Laith Furatian, Ph.D., City of Kamloops, British Columbia

Achieving Successful Treatment of VOCs Using UV AOP
by Adam Festger, Business Development Manager, Trojan Technologies; Ted Mao, Chief Technology Officer, Trojan Technologies; Alan Royce, Senior Scientist, Trojan Technologies; Amy Ho, Administrator, City of Monterey Park; Kevin Alexander, Vice President, West Regional Manager, Hazen and Sawyer; David Hokanson, Principal, Trussell Technologies, Inc.

IUVA Celebrates Several Firsts at 2019 World Congress
UV Solutions

UV-C LED Systems: Land of Opportunity or Wild West?
by Oliver Lawal, CEO, AquiSense Technologies; Jennifer Pagan, Ph.D., CTO, AquiSense Technologies; Richard Simons, Ph.D., Product Development Specialist, AquiSense Technologies; Mitch Hansen, E-Marketing Specialist, AquiSense Technologies

Planning for a Healthy Future: Healthcare and UV Disinfection
IUVA Healthcare/UV Working Group

Thwarting the Next Fresh Produce Outbreak with Germicidal UV Light
IUVA Food and Beverage Safety Working Group

Association News