Dr. Mirka Wilderer, CEO of De Nora Water Technologies has led the acquisition of the UV Technologies Division of Calgon Carbon Corp, a company that has been in the water treatment business since 1942. The UV Technologies Division has been one of Calgon Carbon’s most successful divisions for years, and is best known for the development of the first UV disinfection system for seawater desalination.
Mirka adds that they’re thrilled about the new opportunities this acquisition positions them. Once the acquisition closes, De Nora will be able to offer a complete range of solutions across the disinfection spectrum, for both regulated and non-regulated water management.
What is UV Advanced Oxidation Process (or UV AOP)?
Calgon Carbon Corp had introduced one of the first advanced oxidation processes UV (or UV AOP) systems to the market, which is a rapidly growing, environmentally friendly technology that has been implemented in many industrial and municipal plants across the world for water treatment. This type of treatment uses ultraviolet light to break down contaminants in water, making it safe for consumption. UV AOP can eliminate chlorine-resistant microorganisms like giardia or cryptosporidium that may be present in untreated water sources. UV AOP is also an effective way to reduce chemical waste produced by traditional treatments like chlorination, thus being in line with the green theme of De Nora.