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It is scientifically proven that 65 % of adult diseases and 65 % of child illnesses are caused by water-borne viruses, bacteria and protozoa such as Cryptosporidium (1993 Milwaukee -Wisconsin outbreak) and Giardia. These pathogens can cause various negative health effects in humans, worldwide, such as meningitis, typhoid, glaucoma, hepatitis B, tuberculosis and cholera.
Market Need
To eliminate these pathogens in water and wastewater treatment, Chlorine has always been the disinfectant of choice for the majority of municipal treatment plants. However, there is a global awareness of the negative health effects caused by the by-products of chlorine like chloramines and Trihalomethanes (THMs). Chloramines are produced through the reaction of Chlorine with ammonia in municipal treatment plants, swimming pools and other public bathing places, and can cause eye and skin irritations, they are responsible for the so called   “chlorine smell”. THMs, on the other hand, are produced by the reaction of chlorine and other organic compounds. They can be absorbed through the skin, by swallowing and by inhalation. They are known to be carcinogenic and cause asthma (BBC News 28, 2003). Ultraviolet disinfection can be the right answer to all these water related issues, because of its treatment effectiveness (99.99%), very low maintenance, and it is environmentally friendly due to its chemical free characteristic.
Market Growth
In recent years a great number of industries requiring high quality water in their manufacturing process, such as Pharmaceuticals, life science and semiconductors have increased their demand for the most effective and chemical   free treatment methods and thereby, UV disinfection system. The healthcare industry worldwide has been increasing it use of UV along with the aerosol and liquid products. Residential use of UV disinfection in swimming pools has also risen. The global market for ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection equipment has reached $885 million...