Trojan Technologies awarded $10M (U.S.) contract for large-scale UV treatment system
LONDON, ONT-Trojan Technologies has been selected to provide its TrojanUVPhox(tm) ultraviolet (UV) water treatment technology for the city of Aurora, Colorado's planned 50-million-gallon-per-day Aurora Reservoir water purification facility. The contract is valued at more than $10 million (U.S.). The facility, which is part of the Prairie Waters Project, will utilize the TrojanUVPhox to disinfect drinking water and act as a barrier to potentially harmful chemical contaminants in drinking water supplies. The company's UV-oxidation process was selected for its two-fold ability to (a) provide superior disinfection without creating disinfection by-products such as bromate, and (b) to act as a barrier against groups of contaminants such as taste and odor-causing compounds, pharmaceuticals, steroids, pesticides and nitrosamines. Nitrosamines cannot be effectively treated with other advanced water treatment technologies such as activated carbon, reverse osmosis or ozone, but can be destroyed with UV light. UV light treatment technologies are increasingly being used as part of a multi-barrier disinfection strategy for drinking water facilities because of their ability to cost-effectively treat microorganisms that are resistant to chlorine. More information is available from Trojan president Marvin DeVries, 519/457-3400, Web site www.trojanuv.com.