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 Bureau of Reclamation Helps Fund Pismo Beach Central Coast Blue – Advanced Water Purification Project

News release from US Bureau of Reclamation about Pismo Beach, California receiving $16.6 M to help fund their water reclamation project that will include ultraviolet advanced oxidation project to treat water. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation recently awarded the City of Pismo Beach $16.6M to help fund Central Coast Blue, an indirect potable reuse…

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Lawton, OK To Receive $90 M To Make Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements Including UV Disinfection Upgrades

News staff of the Southwest Ledger paper write about upgrades to Lawton, Oklahoma city wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that will “expand solids handling, ultraviolet light disinfection, and sludge digestion” LAWTON – The City of Lawton is investing perhaps $180 million or more to renovate its malfunctioning wastewater treatment plant. Phase I of the upgrade includes…

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Three Canadian Communities Required To Fix Water Quality Issues

Randi Beers writes about three Canadian communities “under orders from the Government of Nunavut’s public health branch to fix health and safety issues” including Baker Lake with ultraviolet disinfection problems. Excerpt: Baker Lake’s water treatment plant is outfitted with an ultraviolet light system, as well as chlorine disinfection. However, the UV system is broken, according…

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From Misinformation to Understanding: Enhancing Health Literacy for GUV

Health literacy — the ability to understand health information — is vital for public health outcomes. Low health literacy can hinder the understanding and adoption of GUV technology, leading to misconceptions and resistance.  Strategies for Enhancing Health Literacy Improving health literacy is essential for properly disseminating information regarding GUV technology. “One of the most important…

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Research Study Evaluating / Expounding On Health Issues Related To Exposure To UV-C Irradiation

Nicola Alessio et. al. study published in US National Library of Medicine about the health risks / effects of exposure to germicidal ultraviolet light used in disinfection processes especially during improper utilization. Full article available at: Published online 2024 May 2. doi: 10.18632/aging.205787 The battle against the COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a heightened state of vigilance in…

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Lancaster County, PA One Of Many Growing Locations Implementing Bird Anti-Collision Building Glass

Evan Popalis writing for ABC27 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania about movement across the county for buildings to install anti-collision glass for bird safety. Some glass versions can include using ultraviolet sensitive markings. LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) – Millions if not billions of birds die every year from crashing into windows. “We hear a thud at…

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Chicago River Rehabilitation Project Using UV Disinfection To Meet 2029 Requirements

Adriana Pérez, Chicago Tribune writes about wastewater / pollution problems with Chicago River and efforts to rehabilitate the water quality. This is to include ultraviolet or chlorination technology to meet 2029 Tunnel and Reservoir Plan. Wendella engineer Miguel Chavez climbed down a ladder and over a small dock to pull up a trap floating in…

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Aston University Works With Industry Partners To Make Endoscopes With UV Capability for Detecting Biofilms After Use

Article by Bioengineer.org covering cooperative work between Aston University and endoscopic device manufacturers to make biofilm detection capability within the endoscope and thereby indicate need for cleaning. Aston University experts are teaming up with a medical products company to improve the cleaning of endoscopes.Endoscopes are long, thin instruments with a light and camera at one…

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Applied Fluorescent Powder Fools UV Based Bank Note Fraud Detecting Device

Story in DimsumDaily Hong Kong about a patron passing fake bank notes in Hong Kong apparently by adding a fluorescent powder to the bank notes thereby fooling the scanning device looking for a fluorescent radiation when exposed to ultraviolet light. 15th May 2024 – (Hong Kong) At 1.25am today, a man visited a Circle K…

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Eastern Correctional Institution Wastewater Treatment Plant (ECI WWTP) in Westover, Maryland, Overhaul Includes Nutrient Removal And UV Disinfection

News story at KCI.com about a waste water treatment facility overhaul in Maryland at Eastern Correctional Institute that include lowering phosphorus and nitrogen and installing ultraviolet disinfection system. This facility is now one of the top performing WWTP in the country. The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) is a regulatory framework and pollution…

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