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Hawaii Home Owners Suing Developer Dr Horton For Water Quality Issue – Black Slime; D.r. Horton Offers Free UV Disinfection Installation

Scott Yunker in BigIslandnow.com writes about the ongoing battle between homeowners and home building D.r. Horton over “black slime” in water. D.r. Horton claims homes meet or exceed Hawaii and federal water quality standards and offers free ultraviolet disinfection installation. Excerpts: Six years have passed since three families purchased their first homes on Kaua‘i –…

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PFAS From Firefighting Foams Can Be Destroyed / Modified For Safety Using UV Technology

Alexander Beadle story in Technology Networks Applied Sciences about PFAS chemicals introduced into ground water during fire fighting foam use. Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) is incredibly efficient at putting out fires. These foams form an aqueous film over burning gasoline, fuels and other flammable liquids, which quickly deprives the blaze of oxygen and extinguishes it.…

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US Patent Application – US 20240165286 A1 “SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISINFECTION”

Inventors: Bonutti; Peter M. et al. Abstract A disinfecting system includes a housing. An ultraviolet light (UV) source is secured to the housing and configured to emit UV light for disinfection of a target. A processor is secured to the housing in communication with the UV light source. The processor is configured to activate the…

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Product Review – LG Ear Buds With UV Disinfecting Case

Product review in The Paradise of the LG T90S Wireless Earbuds. Its charging case contains ultraviolet disinfection capability using UVnano tech (LG technology from 2021). LG Tone Free T90S is the latest pair of wireless earbuds from the company, and they feature an impressive set of specs. Among them are pure graphene drivers, which is a big step up…

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US FDA Warning Letter To Laboratory That Includes Using UV Lamps Beyond Specified Lifetime

US Food and Drug Administration warning letter to Westwood Laboratories LLC that includes section of water purification. Faults found include using ultraviolet disinfection lamps beyond life expectancy. Full text of warning letter found at: https://tinyurl.com/2yr3kgd8 Pertinent section: Your firm failed to establish adequate written procedures for production and process control designed to assure that the…

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Upgrades For The Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) That Has Already Incorporated UV Disinfection Prior To Water Release

News release from Honolulu City Council giving updates on improvements to the wastewater treatment plant to continue through 2035. Ultraviolet irradiation treatment system has already been installed at Sand Island WWTP. HONOLULU – Mayor Rick Blangiardi today commemorated the city’s completion of the second major milestone within the 2010 Consent Decree – the full secondary treatment upgrade…

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US Patent Application – US 20240157004 A1 “ANTI-BIOFOULING WATER IN FUEL SENSOR, ANTI-BIOFOULING WATER SUMP AND RESERVOIR AND METHOD OF RETROFITTING WATER SUMPS AND RESERVOIRS TO INCORPORATE ANTI-BIOFOULING SYSTEM”

Inventors: Leasure; Chris et al. Abstract A sump of a water coalescing filter includes a sump space, a drain coupled to the sump space, a water sensor coupled to the sump space to periodically activate the drain and at least one UVC light source illuminating the water sensor within the sump space. An anti-biofouling reservoir for an…

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Study Evaluating UV Irradiation / Ozone Treatment of Poultry Feed In Deactivating Multiple Antibiotics

Hiba S. Alnaemi et. al. writing in the Egyptian Journal of Veterinary Science Full text is available at: https://tinyurl.com/2bh6q4l3 Abstract T HE EFFECTIVENESS of the synergistic effect of ultraviolet C irradiation with ozone (UVC+O3 ) for aflatoxin B1 (AFB1), ochratoxin A (OTA), and fumonisin B1 (FB1) detoxification in naturally contaminated poultry feeds with their impacts…

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Ireland – Testing Water After Heavy Rain May Indicate Need of UV Disinfection System

Charles O’Donnell writing in Agriland.ir.com about the need for Irish citizens to test well water after a heavy rain to see if there is microbial contamination. If positive, one solution indicated is an ultraviolet disfection system. With over 700,000 people in Ireland getting their water from private wells, it might be worth considering how heavy…

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UV Business News – Sterile Aire Celebrates 30 Years In HVAC Business Including UVC Sterilization Systems

News release from Sterile Aire company, a company with patents and systems for UVC disinfection of HVAC systems. Steril-Aire will celebrate 30 years of success this year by highlighting the key innovations that have spurred the ultraviolet disinfection industry’s growth, beginning with introducing and later patenting the application of UVC for HVAC® to evaporator coils. The…

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