US Municipality Makes Water Disinfection History

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Shifts to Atlantium Hydro-Optic™ UV for Virus Disinfection, Less Carcinogenic By-Products

To date, Atlantium is the only UV company in the market to have achieved third-party validation for EPA 4-log Adenovirus in full-scale testing using live Adenovirus - the EPA benchmark virus.

Atlantium Technologies Ltd., leader in UV water treatment for municipal and other large-scale applications, announced today that the Town of Hillsborough, New Hampshire, has chosen their innovative Hydro-Optic™ ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection system to disinfect for viruses instead of just using conventional chlorine - a historic first for a major municipality.

Hillsborough draws municipal water from Loon Pond, a surface water supply containing high organic load. Dosing the water with enough chlorine to achieve EPA 4-log virus disinfection standards results in disinfection by-product violations. They have been under state orders to change their disinfection practices to reduce the threat of carcinogens in the water.

After completing several pilot projects attempting various technologies including carbon filters and chloramines, Hillsborough decided on Atlantium’s Medium Pressure UV solution. They chose the Atlantium UV solution for several reasons including small footprint; integrated control software that gives push-of-the-button compliance reports; and medium-pressure lamp technology that is efficient in all water temperatures and destroys virus repair mechanisms.

Hillsborough’s Atlantium unit will provide 3-log virus credit, with chlorine providing the remaining 1-log credit - resulting in a significant reduction of chlorine and no disinfection by-product violations. Its unique design will provide full disinfection power even when the water quality goes down.

“When we invested several years ago in proving that UV can effectively achieve validated EPA 4-log virus credit, despite popular opinion, it was clear that we had a unique hydro-optic medium-pressure UV technology that could deliver the goods, and that it was only a matter of time before the marketplace would ‘see the light’,” said Benjie Kahn, Atlantium CEO. “To date, Atlantium is the only UV company in the market to achieve third-party validation for EPA virus credit based on full-scale testing using live Adenovirus - the EPA benchmark virus.”

Mr. Benjie Kahn, one of Atlantium’s original founders, has been serving as CEO for the past few years. A well-known environmentalist, Mr. Kahn is a TIME Magazine “Hero of the Environment” for his efforts to improve water quality and water security around the globe.

Atlantium innovative UV technologies incorporate fiber optic and hydraulic principles that change the way UV is delivered, guaranteeing uniform UV dose distribution for complete microbial inactivation. In addition, UV photons are recycled for optimized results using less energy.

About Atlantium
Atlantium Technologies Ltd., founded in 2003, provides highly regulated industries such as dairy, food & beverage, pharmaceutical and aquaculture, as well as municipalities, with UV (ultraviolet) based solutions, taking water biosecurity to levels never before achieved without chemicals. Atlantium's Hydro-Optic system is field proven and validated to the highest regulatory standards including USEPA and USFDA. The company has an international customer base with installations all over the world. For more information, go to

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