Symposium on UV disinfection in developing countries

  • 06 Nov 2014
  • 08:30 - 18:30
  • Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
Western Europe
Delft, The Netherlands

On 6 November 2014, the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and UNESCO-IHE organize a one-day symposium on UV disinfection in Developing Countries in Delft, The Netherlands. The symposium will encompass basic principles of UV disinfection, applications, commercial solutions, research and future up-scaling potential of this safe and reliable technology.

                   

Potential of UV disinfection

2.1 billion people have gained access to improved drinking water sources since 1990. Despite the increase in coverage the challenge of drinking water disinfection in developing countries still persists, as not all improved sources are necessarily safe. The risks associated with disinfection by-products of chlorinated drinking water are often underestimated, particularly in developing countries. In recent years an increasing number of demonstration projects have highlighted the great potential of UV disinfection as point of use, point of entry, or community-based treatment system.

This one-day symposium on UV disinfection in Developing Countries organized by IUVA and UNESCO-IHE in November 2014 in Delft (The Netherlands) will encompass basic principles of UV disinfection, applications, commercial solutions, research and future up-scaling potential of this safe and reliable technology.

Academic, practitioner and manufacturer experts will be involved in a panel discussion on the future potential of UV for clean water in developing countries, including a critical look at the future role of UV technology in meeting the needs for safe drinking water in developing countries. 

A pool of international experts in the field of disinfection and UV technology will present the following topics:

  • The challenge of disinfection in developing countries
  • Global trends in waterborne diseases
  • Basic principles of UV disinfection
  • Review of existing point of use systems
  • Solar-UV based processes and fundamentals
  • New UV sources and their possible applications (LEDs)
  • UV applications in developing countries – Field experiences
  • Case studies of UV installations: lessons learned

Programme

8:00 - 9:00 Registration

8:45 - 9:15 Opening and welcome

9:15 - 10:00 Key note: The challenge of drinking water disinfection in developing countries (Maggie Momba, Tshuwane University of Technology, South Africa)

10:00 - 10:30 Global trends in waterborne infectious disease (Ana Maria de Roda Husman, RIVM, The Netherlands)

10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 11:30 Basic principles of UV disinfection (Mike Templeton, Imperial College, London, UK)

11:30 - 12:00 Point of use UV systems: The good, the bad and the ugly (Karl Linden, University of Colorado, Boulder, US)

12:00 - 12:30 Solar-UV based inactivation – fundamentals and applications (Tamar Kohn, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

12:30 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14:00 UV water disinfection in rural households – results from a rigorous evaluation (Fermin Reygadas, Ashoka Fellow and Executive Director of Fundacion Cantaro Azul, Mexico)

14:00 - 14:30 SODIS Enhancement Technologies: Pilot testing in developing countries (Pilar Fernandez, Plataforma Solar de Almeria, Spain)

14:30 - 15:00 New UV sources and their possible applications (LEDs) (Oliver Lawal, Aquionics, US)

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee break

15:30 - 16:00 Case studies of UV installations: lessons learned (Tonnie Telgenhof Oude Koehorst, NEDAP, The Netherlands)

16:00 - 16:45 Panel discussion: What role can UV play in developing communities? – Taking an honest look

17:00 – 18:00 Happy Hour Mixer

Registration

The costs for attending the symposium are €300 (regular registration) and €75 (for students). Early bird registration: €250 before September 6!

Please register here for this symposium.

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Presentations

The challenge of drinking water disinfection in developing countries

Global trends in waterborne infectious disease

Basic Principles of UV Disinfection

UV Disinfection Point of Use Systems: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Solar-based UV: Fundamentals and applications

UV Water Disinfection in Rural Households – Results from a Rigorous Evaluation

SODIS Enhancement Technologies: Pilot testing for developing countries

New UV sources and their possible applications

Water purification for developing countries, design and results