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Upcoming Events

IUVA members are working together to develop new opportunities for our technology at national and regional events, including the following:

  • A special “IUVA Workshop” at WateReuse 2016 in mid-September in Tampa. Member volunteers presented on a range of topics and participated in a lively question and answer session on our technology.
  • In partnership with WEFTEC, IUVA was offered a booth at the event and distributed our IUVA News magazine and information about our group – including a special first-time member offer.
  • For the first time ever, IUVA participated in the 19th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow in Indianapolis. The event offered a training session, presentations on water disinfection and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Wastewater Operator/Apprentice, Drinking Water Operator, and Professional Engineers (PEs).
  • A unique partnership with the Confluence Water Technology Innovation Cluster and IUVA will present an “Ultraviolet Disinfection, Regulation, Innovation and Operation Symposium,” featuring senior leadership from the US EPA, utility executives and operators and leading national consulting engineers to discuss regulatory issues related to UV technology and the practical experiences of midsize and large utilities operating UV treatment facilities. The event is November 9 in the Cincinnati area. Visit www.iuva.org for more information and to register.
  • Following our very successful World Congress in Vancouver, the IUVA heads south to Austin, Texas, for our 2017 IUVA Americas Conference, Feb. 5-8, 2017. Abstract submission is strong, with leading edge presentations expected on a range of UV topics. Visit https://iuva-americas.com.
  • Please also make plans to join us for our next World Congress, planned for fall 2017 in Europe. Details will be announced shortly.

IUVA partnerships and participation in events to spread the word about UV technology are only possible with the leadership of IUVA members. Have an idea? IUVA offers leadership opportunities and enhanced visibility for our members. Please contact us with your ideas or if we may ever be of service to you.

Book Review

by Ani Siyahian

LA Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles, California

The “Advanced Oxidation Handbook” fulfills its purpose of providing a brief introduction to the fundamentals, design and operation of Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOT).

The handbook covers the basic principles of advanced oxidation and photochemistry, as well as the practical aspects to be taken into consideration when designing and operating treatment facilities. For instance, discussion of various types of AOTs is provided along with practical design parameters to be considered ranging from water quality, process equipment sizing to where the facility should be located. Several examples of existing facilities utilizing the technology are provided in the handbook, demonstrating the various applications of AOTs.

This handbook is useful for engineers, scientists and managers involved in introducing AOTs into their water system treatment processes.