HOD UV is a sustainable alternative to chlorine and ozone disinfection. With accredited validation for 4-log Adenovirus and 5-log microbial inactivation, it easily inactivates microorganisms including chlorine resistant viruses, pseudomonas, cryptosporidium and giardia, as well as algae. HOD UV eradicates the threat of disinfection by-products that could result in product recall and the physical process for disinfection does not affect water mineral balance and flavor profile.
HOD UV has field-proven experience treating water contaminated with algae, ensuring that bottled water remains clear and won’t turn green from algae contamination, ensuring a much longer shelf life.
Municipal source water or alternative groundwater sources cannot guarantee water safety 24/7. As a result, disinfection is required at the entrance to the plant to ensure product safety and prevent contaminated water from entering the production line.
HOD UV inhibits biofilm growth on membranes, greatly extending membrane life and reducing the maintenance burden and operating costs. Membrane biofouling reduces production and increases the energy required to push the water through the membrane.
Ozone is a strong oxidant that changes the flavor profile of bottled beverages and needs to be removed. HOD UV is an efficient, cost-effective solution for ozone destruction.