Laboratory and process technology
Pollutants in gases and liquids can be analyzed or degraded with the aid of UV lamps. Such photochemical processes are the basis for new environmental technologies and to preserve resources. Through close co-operations with industrial partners, new UV component solutions are constantly being developed.
UV lamps can be precisely adapted to the requirements of chemical laboratories and process technologies using application-specific spectra and different irradiation strengths. For example, UVC low-pressure lamps are used in analytical techniques and in waste water inspection, while UV medium-pressure lamps are used for the production of synthetic substances.
Particularly in the pharmaceutical industry and in the production of semiconductor materials, water purity is a prerequisite for highest quality requirements. As a component of extensive water treatment plants, UVC lamps support the degradation of organic substances. In the area of analysis technology, the concentration of bound carbon can be determined by the use of UVC low-pressure lamps.
Vitamin-D is formed in our skin by the impact of UVB radiation from sunlight. The industrial production of this active ingredient is based on this naturally occurring process. For the production, UV medium-pressure lamps are particularly used, where special quartz glass grades help to cut off the undesired short-wave spectrum. Many years of experience in this field and various research projects form the basis of our current status of technology.
A further contribution to environmental protection is provided by UV lamps in gas analysis systems. Specially developed lamps are used, for example, in colorimetric measuring methods to determine emission values. These are used, inter alia, in desulphurization plants, for measuring deposits and for exhaust gas analyzes.