IUVA Education Resource Center


My Guiding Principles

I will focus on microbial inactivation by ultraviolet (UV) light, UV terminology and sectors that use UV technology for microbial inactivation. The material will be general in nature and applicable to a wide audience looking to gain a high level understanding about UV light, UV disinfection and usage by industry.

Jennifer Osgood (PE, PMP, BCEE) is currently President of the IUVA and a Senior Vice President at CDM Smith. Ms. Osgood has over 20 years of experience specializing in consulting on water projects. Ms. Osgood is past Chair of the American Water Works Association, Water Treatment Facility Design and Construction Committee. She earned her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and her master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Georgia Tech.

Documents & Resources

UV StandardsA standard method of quantifying the output of UV lampsSasges, M, A vanderPool, A Voronov and J Robinson

Standard Method

IUVA/IOA Joint Congress, International Ultraviolet Association2007
UV StandardsAccurate measurement of UV lamp outputSasges, M and J Robinson

Lamp output measurements

IUVA News 73: 21-252005
UV ModelingLighting Handbook: Reference & Application IESNA HB-9-2000IESNA

Historic IESNA refrence book

New York: Illumination Engineering Society of North America2000
UV ModelingProposed method for measurement of the output of monochromatic 254 nm low pressure UV lampsLaval, O, B Dussert, C Howarth, K Platzer, M Sasges, J Muller, E Whitby, R Stowe, V Adam, D Witham, S Engel, P Posey and A vandePol

Contains valid UV k data

IUVA News 101: 14-172008
UV rate constant data - BacteriaUV dose required to achieve incremental log inactivation of bacteria, protozoa and virusesChevrefils G, Caron E, Wright H, Sakamoto G, Payment P, Barbeau B, Cairns B

Summary of UV k data from 2006

IUVA News 81:38-452006
UV rate constant data - VirusUV Light Inactivation of Bacterial Biothreat AgentsRose, LJ and H O'Connell

Contains valid UV k data

Appl Environ Microbiol 759: 2987-29002009


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