IUVA Education Resource Center


My Guiding Principles

People need good resources to make well-informed decisions. We will review and incorporate documents that provide useful, well organized and clearly presented information on UV disinfection and AOP for technical people both new to the technology and the science of UV and those experienced practitioners looking for the latest information on standard practices and methods for UV system applications, sizing, design and operations.

Erin Mackey (PE) is Brown and Caldwell’s National Technical Innovation Leader in Drinking Water and Reuse. Dr. Mackey specializes in drinking water and reuse water quality and treatment with emphasis in UV disinfection and UV advanced oxidation. She sits on the Board of the IUVA and is a Trustee in AWWA’s Water’s California- Nevada Section. She sits in BC’s Walnut Creek, California office.

Documents & Resources

WastewaterProtocol for the determination of fluence (UV dose) using a low-pressure or low-pressure high-output UV lamp in benchscale collimated beam ultraviolet experimentsBolton, Beck and Linden

CB test protocol with a step-by-step manner to make it easier to follow for experimental measurements.

WastewaterMethod for the Measurement of the Output of Monochromatic (254 nm) Low-Pressure UV LampsLawal, Dussert, Howarth, Platzer, Sadges, Muller, Whitby, Stowe, Adam, Witham, Engel, Posy, van der Pol, Bolton, Santelli

A methodology for measuring and benchmarking of UV lamp output from monochromatic (254 nm) lamps operated by a corresponding power supply (ballast).

WastewaterFluence (UV Dose) Required to Achieve Incremental Log Inactivation of Bacteria, Protozoa, Viruses and AlgaeMalyeri, Mohseni, Cairns, Bolton, Cheverefils, Caron, Barbeau, Wright, Linden

A summary of published data on the UV fluence-response data for various microorganisms encountered in the application, testing of performance, and validation of UV disinfection technologies.

UV Disinfection Guidelines for Drinking Water and Water ReuseNWRI, WRF

Commonly used for validating UV systems for nonpotable reuse applications

Innovative Approaches for Validation of UV Disinfection Reactors for Drinking Water SystemsWright, Brooks, Heath, Adams, Townsend

New approaches and procedures for monitoring and validation in drinking water and reuse.

Advanced Oxidation HandbookCollins, Bolton

Fundamentals of the design and operation for advanced oxidation technologies



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