Atlantium Provides Non-Chemical Biofouling Control Solution of Invasive Mussels to FirstLight Power Resources
Israel , December 20, 2016.
FirstLight Power Resources (FirstLight), a subsidiary of H20 Power, has purchased and installed the Hydro-Optic™ (HOD) ultraviolet (UV) technology from Atlantium Technologies Ltd., to provide non-chemical biofouling control of invasive mussels in cooling water circuits in the Housatonic River Project hydroelectric system at the Shepaug Hydroelectric Station and Stevenson Hydroelectric Station.
Since their introduction in the 1980s, the extremely prolific dreissenid, zebra and quagga mussels have spread into waterways; attaching to and clogging virtually all types of submerged surfaces. Biofouling from these two mussel species and the operational impacts on the hydroelectric industry are profound. Flow restrictions or blockages due to mussel infestation are the foremost concern because of the threat to water delivery and power reliability. In addition, the associated costs from lost power production can be significant.
“FirstLight has evaluated the risk from mussel fouling, outlined the best management practices for coping with invasion, and identified the Hydro-Optic UV treatment solution as the best control option for raw water systems to prevent invasion and infestation,” said Rebecca Allen, Engineer, FirstLight Power Resources. “The HOD system is an advanced UV treatment solution that achieves a 99% inhibition of settlement of quagga mussel veligers downstream of the system using a UV dose rate substantially lower than 100 mJ/cm2. The HOD UV system will help FirstLight to minimize the risk from mussel fouling by preventing invasion and infestation.”
About FirstLight Power Resources
FirstLight Power Resources is a green power producer based in Massachusetts and Connecticut with a portfolio that includes over 1,400 MW of hydroelectric generation, energy storage, and solar generation.
Appoints Norman Ammerer as Municipal Sales Director
Har Tuv Israel , October 6, 2016.
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., leader in Hydro-Optic™ UV water disinfection/treatment, is pleased to announce that Norman Ammerer has joined their team as Director, Municipal Sales North America.
Norman's extensive background in water treatment will build on the foundation of Atlantium drinking water wins and pioneering 4-log virus credit installations in New York, New Jersey, New England and Montana among others. He will be responsible for growing Atlantium’s installed base in the states where Atlantium is already well known, and spearheading growth in the rest of the US.
Norman Ammerer commented: "I am excited to be representing Atlantium's cutting edge UV technology. I have been in the UV market for 25 years and have been involved in many of the stages of development of the US market for UV in municipal water. Atlantium has made a paradigm shift into new levels of disinfection reliability and energy efficiency with their fiber-optic design and extensive data documentation & analysis suite. It is exactly what the market needs now, just when folks are really thinking triple-bottom-line and facing issues where the traditional methods can’t deliver the required results. It is an exciting and challenging time for both the market and me.”
"Norman is a highly-respected professional who is well-positioned to leapfrog Atlantium into the top echelon of the US municipal market. We are delighted to welcome him on-board,” said Benjamin Kahn, CEO and owner of Atlantium. “Just like our full scale live adenovirus validation proved the utility of UV for virus disinfection to substitute for chlorine and to reduce DBPs, adding a person of Norm’s stature communicates our commitment to the US municipal market and to our current and future clients.”
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., founded in 2003, provides municipalities, power & energy and heavy industry, as well as highly regulated industries such as dairy, food & beverage, aquaculture and pharmaceutical, with UV (ultraviolet) based solutions, taking water safety to levels never before achieved without chemicals. Atlantium's Hydro-Optic system is field proven and validated to the highest regulatory standards including NSF, EPA and FDA. The company has an international customer base with installations all over the world.
See Innovative Hydro-Optic UV technology – field proven in power plants - at Power Gen Europe for the first time
Milan , June 21, 2016.
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., global leader in UV water treatment, today announced that they will be showing a full-scale demo of Hydro-Optic UV at the US Pavilion in PowerGen Europe in Milan on June 21-23, 2016. The technology provides non-chemical, environmentally friendly solutions for water - the backbone of most power generation processes. Until now, power plants have had to rely on chemicals – and their associated environmental impacts.
Atlantium Hydro-Optic UV is field proven in power plants for replacing the chemical biocides that result in a host of problems for the plant and the environment. Increasingly strict chemical discharge policies and enforcement demand solutions that significantly reduce chemical use.
“It is Atlantium’s mission to enable sustainable safe water using light rather than chemicals”, said Mr. Benjamin Kahn, CEO of Atlantium Technologies, named “Hero of the Environment” by Time magazine. “Atlantium UV reduces the biofouling that enables all kinds of pathogens, algae and other organisms that threaten public health to thrive. Legionella, for one, thrives in cooling tower temperatures and is a real concern in Europe and the rest of the world.”
Atlantium provides the power & energy industry with proven, sustainable options for micro- and macro- (mussels/invasive species) biofouling control and non-chemical dechlorination & disinfection for boiler feedwater and make-up water that protects RO membranes and other sensitive equipment. It is an engineer validated system certified by third-party testing based on US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocols, and proven in full scale trials.
Hydro-Optic UV leverages fiber optic and hydraulic principles to harness the full power of UV light, effectively recycling photons for better results using much less energy. Integrated software, driven by sophisticated algorithms, tracks the key variables affecting UV dose in real time, automatically adjusting so that a measured effective UV dose is being delivered all the time.
All are invited to see a full-scale demo at Atlantium booth 4HC81 in the US Pavilion.
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., founded in 2003, is a global leader in ultraviolet (UV) treatment solutions for municipal and industrial applications. Atlantium's Hydro-Optic™ system is field proven and validated to the highest regulatory standards including EPA and FDA. The Hydro-Optic UV system is unique in its ability to consistently monitor water quality, UV intensity and adjust the UV dose rate accordingly to meet application specific needs. Facilities looking to achieve chemical-free disinfection, dechlorination, oxidation, or macro/biofouling control will benefit from the use of the Hydro-Optic technology.
For more information, go to www.atlantium.com.
Atlantium Provides Chemical-Free Disinfection & Dechlorination Solution to Support Cottonseed Processing Facility
May 5, 2016.
Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has purchased and installed the Hydro-Optic™ (HOD) ultraviolet (UV) technology from Atlantium Technologies Ltd., to provide chemical-free disinfection and dechlorination of RO feedwater to the boiler which supports their cottonseed processing facility in Lubbock, Texas.
A package boiler supplies the steam required to facilitate cottonseed processing at ADM Lubbock. The boiler relies on reverse osmosis (RO) membrane filtration to provide high purity feed water for the boiler. The presence of biofouling can result in frequent membrane maintenance and replacement.
A HOD UV system with a flow rate capacity of 30 gpm (6.8 m3/hr) was installed to disinfect and dechlorinate water prior to entering the plant’s newly commissioned RO system in order to protect the membrane elements from biological fouling and oxidation from chlorine. Municipal water with 4 ppm of chloramines is used as the source water for the packaged power plant.
“The HOD UV technology is unique in its ability to disinfect and dechlorinate in a single, chemical-free process,” said Mark Carroll, Water Resource Engineer, Archer Daniels Midland. “The HOD system decomposes free chlorine and significantly reduces combined chlorine oxidants in process water to protect RO membranes. Additionally, the HOD technology provides disinfection to reduce the membrane biofouling potential by eliminating anaerobic and aerobic bacterial growth. The combination helps us to maintain high uptime on the RO and, in turn, the integrity of the boiler feedwater.”
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., founded in 2003, is a global leader in ultraviolet (UV) treatment solutions for municipal and industrial applications. Atlantium's Hydro-Optic™ system is field proven and validated to the highest regulatory standards including EPA and FDA. The Hydro-Optic UV system is unique in its ability to consistently monitor water quality, UV intensity and adjust the UV dose rate accordingly to meet application specific needs. Facilities looking to achieve chemical-free disinfection, dechlorination, or oxidation will benefit from the use of the Hydro-Optic technology.
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 32,300 employees serving customers in more than 160 countries. With a global value chain that includes 428 crop procurement locations, 280 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 39 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses.
January 6, 2016. Atlantium Technologies Ltd., global leader in Hydro-Optic UV water solutions, today announced that they have been awarded NSF/ANSI 61 certification for drinking water system components for contact with drinking water. Atlantium has previously been certified for contact with drinking water under the strict Israeli Standard 5452.
"This latest certification adds a new dimension to Atlantium's portfolio of compliance with global standards and regulations, with special focus on the municipal market,” said Phyllis Posy, Atlantium's VP Strategic Services & Regulatory Affairs.
NSF is well recognized as a hallmark of public health and environmental safety and is often used as a global standard for drinking water suppliers and food manufacturers. The certification involves initial tests, audits and inspections as well as subsequent surprise inspections of all processes related to the product and contact with water.
Posy continued: “Atlantium Hydro-Optic UV water disinfection/treatment is an innovative safe, reliable and environmentally-friendly solution for even small systems, especially ones that want safe water without the chemical taste. And now we are eligible as a prime solution for municipal drinking water suppliers wherever virus, cryptosporidium or giardia protection is needed and NSF 61 is required. She cited California and Ohio as two states in the US that require NSF certification.
In addition, recent regulations reducing the amount of lead in equipment that is in contact with drinking water triggered the development of the new stricter NSF 372 standard. Atlantium, whose units are totally lead free, also achieved this certification, attesting to its lead-free status.
Atlantium patented technology leverages fiber optic and hydraulic principles to harness the full power of UV light, effectively recycling photons for better disinfection using much less energy. Integrated software, driven by sophisticated algorithms, track the key variables affecting UV dose in real time, automatically adjusting so that a measured effective UV dose is being delivered all the time. The system automatically generates regulatory reporting for quick & easy compliance to EPA virus-crypto water safety standards.
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., founded in 2003, provides municipalities as well as highly regulated industries such as dairy, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and aquaculture, with UV (ultraviolet) based solutions, taking water biosecurity to levels never before achieved without chemicals.