IUVA Conference on Sustainable Ultraviolet Solutions for Disinfection of Public Water & Wastewater

Ultraviolet technology is being employed to disinfect water and wastewater. Attend a conference in Washington D.C. from August 12-14 to learn more about this innovative technology that saves energy and can be deployed on a microcosmic scale.

Washington, DC, March 20, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The Environmental Protection Agency (E.P.A.) and other institutions worldwide continue to test and model ultraviolet (UV) technology to develop sustainable solutions for disinfecting public water and wastewater. UV technology utilizes less chemicals and energy than traditional methods, and is effectively deployed on a smaller scale. The International Ultraviolet Association is holding a two day conference in Washington D.C. from August 12-14, “Moving Forward: Sustainable UV Solutions to Meet Evolving Regulatory Challenges.”

Engineers developing and implementing UV technology, water and wastewater management professionals, scientists and academics will present. Abstracts are accepted through March 31, 2012. View guidelines at http://iuva.org/washington-dc-august-13-14-2012. Some conference presentations will be accepted for publication in the IUVA News, a quarterly publication available to members. To apply for membership online, visit http://iuva.org/join_iuva.

Industry leaders, government officials responsible for public health, wastewater and resource management professionals, students, and others interested in learning more about UV technology and its environmental applications are invited to attend and/or sponsor this event. Fill out an attendee registration form or visit the conference page for sponsorship and exhibitor applications. Early registration ends May 30, 2012. Student and IUVA member discounts are available.

The IUVA has two notable events upcoming in Europe this spring. The IUVA EMEA Hub office will be showcasing UV technology at the AccaDueO exhibition in Ferrara, Italy, on May 23, 2012. Visit http://www.accadueo.com/en/accadueo/ to find out more about this international exhibition of technologies for treatment and distribution of drinking water and wastewater treatment. A One-Day Symposium with UNESCO IHE is being held in Delft, The Netherlands on June 7, 2012 and will cover the topic of UV Disinfection for Emerging and Developing Countries.

The IUVA has recently appointed a new Director of the Asian Hub, Professor Wenjun Liu, the Vice Chair of the School of Environment, Tsinghua University, China, Chair of the National Technical Committee of Ultraviolet Disinfection Standardization of China and Secretary General of the China Water Industry Society.

IUVA’s mission is to advance the science, engineering and applications of ultraviolet technologies to enhance the quality of human life and to protect the environment. Founded in 1999, it is a 501(c)3 educational association of more than 500 members in 35 countries. IUVA is recognized as the leading knowledge-base and voice for UV technologies through its varied conferences and programs. Visit www.iuva.org.
International Ultraviolet Association
Deborah Martinez