Xylem Introduces New UV Disinfection Systems for the Aquaculture Industry
Xylem Inc., is a leading water technology company that provides solutions for a range of industries in more than 150 countries around the world. Earlier this month, the company announced that it has expanded its offering of WEDECO ultraviolet (UV) disinfection solutions to include systems designed specifically for tank-based aquaculture; the most rapidly growing sector of food production worldwide. Xylem’s new closed-vessel WEDECO BX and Quadron series UV systems are designed to deactivate fish pathogens in high-density tanks to ensure healthy fish populations. The systems are constructed with corrosion-resistant duplex stainless steel reactors are can handle flows from 10 to more than 4,000 cubic meters per hour.
The WEDECO BX and Quadron series were showcased at the 2013 Aqua Nor trade show in Trondheim, Norway from August 13-16.
“We are excited to offer new and innovative aquaculture solutions to our customers,” says Gretchen McClain, Xylem president and CEO. “The recent extension of our line of WEDECO disinfection systems is the latest example of our commitment to solving our customers’ water problems. We look forward to bringing all areas of Xylem’s aquaculture expertise to customers in pumping, treatment, instrumentation, heat exchange and control systems, for optimal biosecurity, energy efficiency, and value.”
Norway has some of the most established and advanced aquaculture industries in the world and relies on Xylem’s disinfection equipment to protect their aquatic livestock from disease and decrease mortality. Xylem’s WEDECO brand is a world leader in UV technology and is effective at disinfecting water in closed tanks, which results in reduced risk of disease, higher growth rates, and less need for vaccination.
Xylem’s aquaculture UV solutions are approved by the Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI) and validated according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.
Source: Xylem Inc