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Water Treatment and Disinfection

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Water Disinfection and Filtration

Micorelectrónics Sector

This highly technical and precise market in all its processes needs very specific and effective disinfection and water treatment systems

In ultrapure water systems, UV technology, in combination with ozone, provides an improved synergistic approach toward reducing trace amounts of organic compounds (TOC), which are the most difficult to control in a water system of these characteristics.

Ozone is often used as a supplemental disinfectant. Residual ozone must then be removed using UV at 254 nm wavelength. Ozone absorbs UV energy, quickly dissipating and breaking down into O2 molecules. As a general reference, 1 ppm of ozone can be removed with a UV dose of 90 mJ/cm2.

Most common applications

This is the most common application of UV in water treatment. A UV unit can significantly reduce microbe counts by destroying the least 99.9% of the bacteria present in the influent flow.

The water line for microelectronics applications could have several points where UV equipment can be installed. Some typical installation locations would be downstream of the carbon filter and/or directly upstream of the OI plant. Disinfection of the process distribution loop is also recommended. -to the delivery, the return and even both- as well as the previous storage tank.

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TOC reduction
Ultraviolet (UV) systems are used for the effective reduction of organics, commonly known as TOC (total organic carbon).

TOC reduction is achieved through a powerful UV system at 185nm wavelength, appropriately designed and sized for compliance of this application, as well as strategically located in combination with other equipment.

Carbon dioxide is a typical byproduct of the TOC reduction process, which results in a decrease in water resistivity. While the majority of organic molecules are oxidized into carbon dioxide and water molecules, other more resistant species become ionized or weakly charged, after absorbing the UV. Therefore, polishing deionization (DI) beds are typically placed downstream of TOC reduction units, so that they not only remove charged/ionized organics, but also restore the resistivity of the water.

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Ozone Destruction
Ozone is commonly used in water line pretreatment, as well as for the sanitization process and recirculation circuits. Nevertheless, Before the point of use, residual dissolved ozone has to be destroyed to ensure that the process water is not compromised.

UV technology is the preferred method for this application mainly because it is a non-chemical and fast-reacting process.

After taking the appropriate design parameters, choosing the appropriate UV unit guarantees ozone destruction to non-detectable values, ensuring the integrity of the process and product. For the destruction of 1.0 ppm of residual ozone it is recommended a UV dose of 90 mJ/cm2.

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Chlorine / Chloramine Destruction
UV radiation allows these problems to be solved while destroying chlorine, occupying a small surface area and reducing maintenance costs.

In addition, popular methods of removing chlorine and chloramines, such as carbon beds or chemical injection, have proven to be problematic. Sodium metabisulfite involves the elimination of one chemical substance through the use of another, generating food for microorganisms, while Coal beds can be inefficient, vulnerable to preferential channel formation, providing a breeding ground for microorganisms.

The application of UV radiation technology for the destruction of chlorine and chloramines pre-membrane filtration and RO for the Water conditioning is establishing itself as the most sustainable alternative.
Solutions to comply with strict water and industrial wastewater treatment regulations.

The semiconductor industry relies heavily on water for its operations and therefore faces water supply and treatment challenges. We provide solutions for this industry, ensuring our customers have the quality water they need to comply with regulations. governments and continue their operations.

Water consumption in industry and environmental pollution are closely controlled by regulatory bodies. These government agencies They require that water consumption be reduced and that the wastewater discharged have low levels of suspended solids. As "green" initiatives With momentum gaining momentum and regulations becoming stricter, the semiconductor industry requires efficient and cost-effective water treatment systems.

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Typical Water Line Scheme in Microelectronics

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