Calgon system will treat up to 780 mgd of drinking water
Calgon Carbon Corporation recently announced that it has been selected by the city of Montreal to supply Sentinel UV Disinfection Systems at three of its drinking water production plants. The contract is valued at approximately $8.8 million Canadian dollars—approximately $8.75 million U.S. dollars.
The city of Montreal has chosen to install Sentinel Systems at its Pierrefonds, Atwater and Charles Des Baillets drinking water production plants as part of major improvements to increase protection against surface water pathogens. When installed, the Sentinel Systems will treat up to 780 million gal of drinking water (mgd) per day.
A total of 28 Sentinel 48 UV reactors will be installed beginning in late 2008. The Sentinel 48 is capable of treating up to 40 mgd per reactor and has been third-party validated in accordance with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV Disinfection Guidance Manual. Calgon Carbon's rigorous validation process supports Montreal's goal to provide safe drinking water to their customers and to comply with regulations for the control of Cryptosporidium, Giardia, and other waterborne organisms.
Commenting on the announcement, James Sullivan, Calgon Carbon's vice president of UV Technologies and Business Development said, "We are pleased to have been selected to supply our Sentinel disinfection systems to the city of Montreal. This award represents Montreal's confidence in ultraviolet technologies and confirms Calgon Carbon's leadership position in the growing UV disinfection market."