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Marlow, UK, 3 September 2013 – ELGA Process Water has supplied a laboratory water system to Dalton Cumbrian Facility, the state-of-the-art nuclear research complex on the Westlakes Science & Technology Park in West Cumbria. The facility forms part of the nuclear research facilities of The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute, and provides a suite of equipment for use by academia and industry from all over the world to collaborate in radiation science and nuclear plant decommissioning R&D. Like all laboratories, the facility requires different water qualities for different uses: ultrapure water for analytical work and lower quality for general applications like media preparation, pH buffers and glassware washing.
ELGA Process Water supplied a system consisting of a PURELAB Option
S7, which produces 7.5 l/h of ASTM Type II water from the mains supply. This meets the demand of the dishwasher and provides a feed to a PURELAB Classic UV which upgrades it to the ASTM Type I quality that the laboratory needs for analytical work including ion chromatography, HPLC, GS and GS-MS.
“We have visiting researchers from all over the world“, says Laboratory Manager Ruth Edge. “The PURELAB Classic UV controller is very intuitive which makes it easy to use, and that means we don’t have to waste valuable research time showing visitors how to use it.” The system is supported by an ELGA Process Water service contract to ensure that it always meets the rigorous water quality standards. “We’re based in a rural area,” says Ruth,” but ELGA’s service team never let us down.”
To learn more about laboratory water quality standards and purification methods, visit www.elgaprocesswater.co.uk
ELGA Process Water is part of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies is the Veolia Water subsidiary specialized in technical solutions and design & build projects for water and wastewater treatment, for industrial and municipal clients. Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies recorded revenue of €2.4 billion in 2012.
Veolia Water, the water division of Veolia Environnement, is the world leader in water and wastewater services. Specialized in outsourcing services for municipal authorities, as well as industrial and service companies, it is also one of the world’s major designers of technological solutions and constructor of facilities needed in water and wastewater services. With 89,094 employees, Veolia Water provides water service to 100 million people and wastewater service to 71 million. Its 2012 revenue amounted to €12.078 billion.
Dalton Cumbrian Facility (DCF), the result of an initial £20m joint investment by The University of Manchester and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), is a world-leading research base for The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute where academia and industry can carry out world-leading research and deliver dedicated skills development programmes.
Research focuses on radiation science and nuclear engineering decommissioning. Facilities include the ion-beam accelerator hall, which contains extensive irradiation equipment, and an adjoining building containing analytical/inspection laboratories, office accommodation, meeting/seminar rooms and a computer modelling capability.