2009

Trojan Technologies

Based in London, Ontario, Trojan Technologies produces open channel and pressurized UV disinfection systems for industrial applications, municipal water and wastewater treatment, commercial integration, residential use, and elimination of environmental contaminants from wells and other sources of drinking water, including reused water.  The company’s innovations in low-energy lamp design and optimized reactor performance have established benchmarks for the field that have fostered global adoption of UV technology. With installed systems at more than 5800 facilities in more than 80 countries, Trojan has led the worldwide drive for commercial, engineering, and regulatory acceptance of the technology as an environmentally sound alternative to traditional chlorine-based water treatment.

By demonstrating and communicating the benefits of UV-based water treatment solutions to government regulators and industry bodies, and using education to alleviate public concerns over treatment and re-use of wastewater, Trojan Technologies has led adoption of the technology around the world. With water supplies at risk from overuse and contamination in both the developing and industrial regions of the planet, decision makers now increasingly select UV technology to ensure the safety of drinking water.

Ultraviolet light purifies water by destroying the ability of microorganisms to function and reproduce.  In water treatment applications such as those pioneered by Trojan Technologies, specialized lamps project intense UV light into the water, effectively neutralizing the organic contaminants it contains.

UV water treatment systems are especially effective at eliminating disease causing agents in wastewater. They destroy bacteria such as E. coli, viruses such as those causing hepatitis and polio, and virtually all water-borne pathogens, including chlorine-resistant types such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. They also eliminate many micro-pollutants from herbicides and pesticides, a significant issue in agricultural regions.

UV technology also works more than 20 times faster than traditional chlorine based systems, with no environmental impacts from chemical leaks or any known disinfection byproducts that could be harmful to health.

By virtue of these combined advantages, UV treatment presents an especially effective solution to the interrelated challenges of water quality and sufficient supply in arid regions.  Its proven performance in eliminating all contaminants has led to public acceptance and confidence in sophisticated new applications for wastewater re-use.

Trojan Technologies (www.trojanuv.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation of Washington, D.C.  Trojan designs, manufactures and sells UV systems for municipal wastewater and drinking water facilities, as well as for the industrial, commercial and residential markets. The company also provides UV treatment for the removal of certain chemicals from water. With over 5800 municipal facilities in more than 80 countries using its technology, Trojan has the largest installed base of UV systems in the world. Headquartered in London, Ontario, Canada, the company also has offices in the U.K., Germany, China, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.S.

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