Water company halves energy needed for UV application with analytical sensor

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United Utilities’ Windermere Wastewater Treatment Works is situated on the east shore of one of the Lake District National Park’s most famous attractions. Lake Windermere is the largest natural lake in England and has been a popular tourist destination since the nineteenth century. In order to protect this beauty spot and others like it, the Environment Agency enforces strict regulations on the concentration of organic and other chemical substances that can be released into the water.

United Utilities staff at Windermere use banks of UV lamps to disinfect the final effluent from the treatment works before it is returned to the environment. As this is an energy-intensive and expensive process, they were looking for ways to reduce energy consumption and costs while improving effluent control…