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Xylem’s WEDECO Spektron UV systems launched with widest validation for drinking water norms, meeting needs of small and mid-sized drinking water plants

11/3/2011 7:00 AM

Stockholm, Sweden, Nov. 3, 2011 — Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), the global water solutions business that this week spun off from ITT Corporation, has announced advanced features to its WEDECO Spektron ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection product range.  The upgrades to the closed vessel UV reactors are aimed at the municipal drinking water market for flows of a few cubic meters per hour (m³/h) to more than 1,000 m³/h.
All Spektron units will be rolled out as they earn DVGW/ ÖNORM certification, and CE and UL registration.   In addition, a range of units will also be validated under full compliance to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM 2006).  The entire series is expected to be fully validated by mid-2012.
“The Spektron series is designed to meet all common disinfection requirements including 3-log Cryptosporidum reduction,” said Mike Newberry, product manager for Xylem’s WEDECO UV systems.  “And since it will be evaluated to all norms, it will fit any legal requirements for drinking water.” 
The new Spektron units will be equipped with WEDECO’s latest ECORAY UV lamp and ballast technology. In combination with the option of variable power output control, they feature excellent energy efficiency under all operating conditions. While in dim mode, the ECORAY lamps realize energy savings of up to 20 percent of the energy and use up to 80 percent less mercury than the previous lamp generation. With respect to sustainability, the UV lamp's power savings translate to a carbon dioxide reduction of up to 500 kg per lamp over the lamp’s life cycle.
In addition, now all of the Spektron units can be ordered with an automatic wiping system and will have improved hydraulics conditions inside the reactor. Whilst the smaller units will continue to be equipped with WEDECO’s CrossMix module, the larger units will have the newly developed OptiCone installed. This patent pending flow diverter ensures optimal hydraulic conditions inside the reactor under all inlet piping configurations. The excellent performance of the units will be continuously monitored by an ÖNORM compliant UV sensor that fulfills reference sensor requirements.
With the experience of more than 250,000 systems installed worldwide and over 30 years of technical expertise in the field of ultraviolet and ozone technology, WEDECO is one of the most progressive brands in the area of water purification.     Interdisciplinary research groups made up of engineers, biologists, doctors and physicists work to continuously develop and optimize the WEDECO systems.  As a result, around the world, WEDECO water treatment systems are playing a critical role in ensuring the availability of water that is safe for humans and the environment. For more information about WEDECO products, visit

About Xylem
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2010 annual revenues of $3.2 billion and 12,000 employees worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all -- that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at

Louise Cassidy for Xylem 
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