Today – October 8th, 2013, marked the opening of the NYC Catskill-Delaware UV Disinfection facility which will treat 2.24 billion gallons a day (BGD) of water. This is the largest drinking water UV installation in the world, and it uses TrojanUV technology.
Pictured here are TrojanUV staff Mark Peck, North American PMO Manager and Linda Gowman, Chief Technology Officer with NYC Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway (center).
In 2005, Trojan Technologies was selected as the manufacturer for the UV portion of NYC drinking water project. In 2009 and 2010, Trojan delivered 56 TrojanUVTorrent™ UV units to the Catskill/Delaware UV Facility. Each unit is capable of delivering a 40 mJ/cm 2 dose to 40 million gallons of water per day (MGD).
This disinfection requirement, set by the NYC Department of Environmental Protection, delivers greater than 3-log reduction of microorganisms such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia. The TrojanUVTorrent™ was custom-designed by Trojan’s engineers and scientists in order to meet the challenging design parameters of this unique project.
The Catskill/Delaware UV Facility is located in Valhalla, New York. The treatment train consists of screening, UV treatment, and chlorination (for a residual disinfectant in the distribution system).
- TrojanUV NYC Case Study
- NYC.gov Press Release on the Facility
- New York City Opens New Ultra-Violet Drinking Water Disinfection Plant – the World’s Largest – article, October 7th, 2013
In the Reactor Room of the facility. Pictured here are Richie Ventura, Senior stationary engineer electric\chief of maintenance, Adam Festger, TrojanUV Market Manager, Drinking Water/Environmental Contaminant Treatment, Linda Gowman, TrojanUV Chief Technology Officer, and Alex Margolis, Electrician.