Xylem Launches High-efficiency UV Disinfection System for the Aquaculture Industry

Xylem Launches High-efficiency UV Disinfection System for the Aquaculture Industry

Xylem Inc, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, has introduced its Wedeco Acton PE ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system.

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Wedeco Acton PE ultraviolet (UV) disinfection system. Image credit: Xylem Inc

This new line of  Wedeco UV systems is specifically tailored for use in saltwater and other harsh water conditions.

The Wedeco Acton PE UV system can be designed for disinfection rates of over 99.99 percent and its construction is optimised for challenging water conditions. It helps customers increase productivity while reducing energy consumption and maintenance.

The Acton PE system's high-quality, non-corroding polyethylene HDPE (PE 100) design is optimal for aquaculture farms, aquaria, zoos, saltwater thermal pools, well boats and similar saltwater environments. Using high-power Wedeco EcoRay UV lamps (600 W/lamp), the system maintains ideal hygienic conditions for water intake, outflow and recirculation in aquaculture, preventing growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi and viruses.

This ensures biosecurity and delivers higher productivity and better quality fish. The Wedeco EcoRay lamp technology also offers significant energy savings thanks to its proportionally high UV intensity in both dimmed and full-power mode, and its ability to monitor real time conditions, continuously adapting output to actual demand.

Peer Krueger, global UV product manager for Xylem's Wedeco brand, commented, 'Xylem has provided water treatment solutions to the aquaculture industry for decades, so we have a thorough understanding of its challenges. Rising demand for seafood has led to rapid growth and with that growth comes an increased need to control bacteria and biosecurity risk. With its combination of robust design, durable material and efficient lamp technology, our new Wedeco Acton PE system offers world-class reliability and cost-efficiency.'

The Wedeco Acton PE system was first presented to the global market at the Aqua Nor exhibition in Norway last month.