As pioneers in UV disinfection of water we founded the first test facility for investigations on UV-Systems already in 1996 and have long-time experience in the research fields of UV inactivation, radiation physics, engineering and water hygiene. Since 2010 the UV-Team Austria is based at the Water Test Centre Wiental (WTWt). WTWt is a research cooperation between Medical University Vienna, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austrian Institute of Technology
and Vienna Water.
The mission of the WTWt is research and development on water treatment techniques based on physical processes. The main focus is disinfection of drinking water by means of UV radiation.
The UV-Team Austria collaborates with UV manufacturers from all over the world, particularly from following countries: Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland.
Competence and Qualifications
- Our institutes are accredited as testing laboratories according to ISO 17025 (ÖNORM M 58731, ÖNORM M 5873-2 and W 294) and inspection bodies according to ISO 17020.
- Acknowledged Testing Laboratory of the Austrian Association for Gas and Water (ÖVGW) and the German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW).
- Performance testing of UV systems with different biodosimeters, like spores of Bacillus subtilis or various bacteriophages (e.g. MS 2 phage as applied in the UV Disinfection Guidance Manual (US EPA, 2006)
(AIT Austrian Institute of Technology)
(Medical University Vienna)
Alois W. Schmalwieser
(University of Veterinary Medicine)