Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation

Looking to expand or replace an older chemical disinfection system with an effective environmentally sound ultraviolet system? Incentives are available to help you pay for this.

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is gaining in popularity across the globe, especially as a replacement for chemical disinfection of a wastewater treatment facility — and no wonder! Infrastructure upgrades as a result of aging equipment, increased operating cost or population growth are pressing issues facing many wastewater treatment facility owners and operators.

UVGI is a highly cost-effective solution to completely do away with hazardous chemical disinfection of effluent. The newest generation of ultraviolet lamps use 50 percent less energy than older versions installed 10 to 20 years ago. Ultraviolet systems for wastewater treatment facilities typically consume 10,000 to 30,000 kWh annually for each annual average million gallons per day (MGD) of the facility, depending on many factors. This translates into significant incentives available to facilities that choose UVGI over chemical disinfection.

Numerous Benefits

There are many benefits seen by plant owners and operators using UVGI when comparing to chemical disinfection.

  • Lower lifecycle cost
  • No more chemicals: eliminates risky storage and associated emergency response planning, fluctuating chemical and training costs
  • No added chemicals in effluent, which can be toxic to aquatic life
  • No dechlorination of effluent necessary
  • Typically, 100 percent effectiveness in meeting environmental regulations

Incentives Available

TVA’s EnergyRight® Solutions currently offers incentives for smart energy technologies like UVGI. Your facility may be qualified to receive a custom incentive up to $0.10 per kWh consumed.

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Contact your Local Power Company by calling toll-free (866) 233-0450, or send an email to TVABusinessIncentive@tva.gov.

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