Chlorine & Chloramine Destruction

UV treatment is a proven solution in the removal of free chlorine and destruction of chloramines (combined chlorine).

Chlorine & Chloramine Destruction

Chlorine is commonly used for the treatment of drinking water, process water and aquatic applications. However, in many industries and processes chlorine is unwanted due to contamination issues and other associated chemical reactions. It can impact the taste, odour and performance of manufactured products in the food & beverage and pharmaceutical industries. It can also cause damage to water treatment infrastructure and equipment such as RO membranes. In these instances, chlorine must be removed.

When free chlorine reacts with organic matter in water, new chemical compounds are formed. These chloramines pose health risks whilst also being damaging to building infrastructure. Chloramines are a common problem in swimming pools. The notorious and unpleasant ‘swimming pool’ smell is caused by chloramines. They have been linked to health problems such as eye and skin irritations and asthma. The corrosive nature of chloramines also poses a risk for swimming pool infrastructure and HVAC systems.

How it works

UV radiation removes chlorine and destroy chloramines through a process called photodegradation or photolysis. Both Low Pressure UV lamps and Medium Pressure (polychromatic) UV lamps have been shown to be effective.

As this is a specialist process, every application must be discussed prior to any solution being recommended.

Related Products

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    Performance-optimised medium pressure UV treatment for commercial applications.

  • S-Series™


    Versatile UV water disinfection for moderate-flow Industrial and Commercial applications.

  • X-Series™


    Compact UV disinfection for large-flow Commercial and Industrial applications.

Case Studies

  • Coca Cola – Sugar syrup (liquid sugar) UV treatment

    Coca Cola is a major manufacturer of beverages including soft drinks, bottled water, sports drinks and fruit juices. Coca Cola in Richlands Queensland was installing a new production line which required Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection for the sugar syrup application. The UV system on the existing production line also required an upgrade.

  • Spring water bottling plant UV treatment

    Nu-Pure Beverages are a 100% Australian owned business who produce bottled spring water and other beverages. Their spring water is sourced from specially selected pristine Australian springs, pure with a natural balance of minerals.

  • Tropical Ice – process water UV disinfection for ice manufacturing

    Tropical Ice are an ice producer who supply over 110 tonnes of ice to their customers each day. Tropical Ice is one of the largest producers of high quality, food-grade ice in Australia. The water they use must meet all required Australian health regulations.

  • Veolia Validated UV disinfection for wastewater treatment plant

    The construction of the 450 hectare Bingara Gorge community which included an 18-hole golf course required a Recycled Water Treatment Plant as it is a residential development located outside the normal wastewater network serviced by Sydney Water. Our customer Veolia was approached to build the project.

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