The company won for its leadership in making pasteurised equivalent water that replaces heat pasteurisation, enabling significant savings in energy and water consumption. Atlantium was chosen from numerous entries from over 40 countries.
Atlantium patented technology leverages fibre optic and hydraulic principles to harness the full power of UV light, effectively recycling photons for better disinfection using much less energy. Integrated software, driven by sophisticated algorithms, track the key variables affecting UV dose in real time, automatically adjusting so that a measured effective UV dose is being delivered all the time.
Inspired by Atlantium demonstration projects, US State Regulators and the Food and Drug Administration changed the law in 2009 to allow UV technologies that meet their criteria to substitute for heat to pasteurise water.
“This Atlantium innovation saves water and energy resources,” said Rotem Arad, Atlantium VP food & beverage business unit, who received the award on behalf of Atlantium. “Since our CEO Mr Benjie Kahn, a leading environmentalist and Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’, established Atlantium in 2003, we have been focused on technology to make water safe and conserve the world’s precious resources. This recognition confirms that Atlantium is indeed achieving what it set out to do.”
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