atg UV Technology have been nominated for the Wastewater Innovation Award 2015, by an esteemed judging panel for the upcoming Aquatech trade show and exhibition in Amsterdam this November. Out of 100’s of product entries, the Keratox Advanced Oxidation System by atg UV was selected as one of only 3 innovations to make it into the final of the wastewater treatment category.
Keratox is an environmentally friendly, chemical-free Advanced Oxidation Process (A.O.P.) for the treatment and removal of organic and chemical contaminants from municipal drinking water and wastewater.
Utilising atg UV Technology’s UV treatment systems in combination with a unique and patented Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) catalyst, the Keratox Advanced Oxidation solution can be used to target and remove contaminants in order to meet regulations such as the EU Priority Substances Directive (2013/39/EC), which will require up to 45 micro-pollutants such as Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAH’s), Endocrine Disruptor Compounds (EDC’s), Alkylphenol’s and trace pesticides and pharmaceuticals to be removed from effluent wastewater streams before discharge into the environment.
New Approach to Advanced Oxidation
Unlike traditional A.O.P. techniques which require chemical dosing with hazardous catalytic agents, such as hydrogen peroxide or OPEX intensive ozone generation, the Keratox solution by atg UV uses a specially engineered and novel ‘chemical-free’ TiO2 catalyst which reacts with the UV light to safely produce Hydroxyl Radicals, a highly reactive oxidant.
A key feature of the Keratox solution is the utilisation of a ‘fixed in place’ true catalyst that is not consumed by the process, and therefore has a significant advantage in lowering the operational costs when compared to Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide. In addition as a chemical-free solution, no subsequent removal of any residual catalyst is required.
The 2015 Wastewater Innovation Category winner, and overall innovation winner, will be announced during World Water Week at the opening ceremony of Aquatech, Amsterdam on the 2nd November. For further details on Keratox, and the Innovation award please visit our website or follow us on twitter for live updates @atgUVTechnology.