UV Disinfection Success
Published on Feb 9, 2015

Successful UV Disinfection

Our diverse clientele ranges from hobbyists to regulated facilities. At any given time PAES is involved in specifying UV equipment for customer applications. Many customers require extremely detailed technical support. Here is one prime example of utilizing our technical expertise to achieve successful UV Disinfection:

In 2002 the United States Fish & Wildlife Service issued authorization for a design/build project for the installation of a UV Disinfection system to control disease at the Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex. This project was initiated to combat disease (Ich and Furunculosis) as well as to increase production.  Our UV specialty division (working in conjunction with Water Management Technologies) was awarded the task of designing and manufacturing this UV equipment. 

This project was unique because it involved the recovery of the threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout (Onchorynchus clarkihenshawi) and the endangered cui-ui (Chasmistes cujus). This project demanded critical attention to detail relative to accurate design, manufacturing and operating criteria. After installation of our UV equipment, there was an impressive fish production gain of +214%. Additionally, the hatchery was awarded “Disease Free Hatchery Status”. The result proved the value of UV design and flow rate accuracy. Today, successful UV disinfection continues at the Lahontan facility.