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NWRI releases third edition of ‘Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidelines’

August 14, 2012

WASHINGTON — The National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Monday at the IUVA 2012 Americas Conference announced the publication of the third edition of the "Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidelines for Drinking Water and Water Reuse."

These guidelines provide regulatory agencies and water and wastewater utilities across the country with a common basis for evaluating and implementing ultraviolet (UV) disinfection, which is a key technology used in the treatment of water.

The announcement was made by Jeff Mosher, executive director of NWRI, at the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) conference "Moving Forward: Sustainable UV Solutions to Meet Evolving Regulatory Challenges" being held Aug. 12-14 in the Washington, D.C. area.

"Because of its advantages," said Mosher, "demand for UV is growing, based in part on the use of recycled water to meet water supply needs. The UV Guidelines are the most commonly used reference by regulators, water and wastewater agencies, design engineers and equipment manufacturers to ensure the efficacy of UV installations."