History

BIO-SEA by BIO-UV, the water treatment specialist for 17 years!

BIO-SEA is a subsidiary of the BIO-UV Group. BIO-UV, an innovative industrial SME, leading French manufacturer of ultraviolet light water treatment equipment, was created in May 2000. Made up of 49 employees at the present time in France, the BIO-UV Group designs, manufactures and markets systems and concepts of disinfection by ultraviolet light (UV-C) adapted to a large number of applications.

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With a consolidated turnover of more than 9,8 million euros in 2016, BIO-UV markets its systems throughout the world. More than 75% of the group's sales are made in export markets.

The directors' experience in the medical, water treatment and engineering equipment fields and the use of the best and most recent UV-C transmission technologies enables BIO-UV to supply the most effective and most innovative water treatment processes, meeting the requirements of its customers.

 

 

On its production sites in Lunel (France) and Los Angeles (USA), the BIO-UV Group designs, manufactures and markets ultraviolet (UV-C) disinfection systems and concepts adapted to a large number of applications, such as:

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Since 2011, the group offers complete system of boat ballast water treatment BIO-SEA® which combines mechanical filtration and UV disinfection, without any chemical treatment whatsoever.

THE PRINCIPLE
The sun emits invisible light: ultraviolet light. This natural phenomenon is reproduced inside the reactors in the BIO-UV Group’s product ranges using powerful lamps, the result of leading-edge technology, that emit UV-C rays.

At 254 nanometers, the optimum wavelength for destroying micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, algae, yeasts, mould...including Legionella and Cryptosporidium), UV-C rays penetrate the heart of DNA and disturb the metabolism of cells until they are totally destroyed. All germs are thus desactivated and cannot reproduce.

That is why BIO-UV has designed ranges of UV reactors suitable for commercial pools and spas in order to reduce or eradicate these side effects.

THE EFFECTIVE DOSE
The reactors in the BIO-UV ranges are dimensioned according to the pump flow rate, as it is the combination of the contact time in the reactor and the power of the lamp(s) that will ensure that the necessary dose (expressed in millijoules per square centimeter or mJ/cm2) sufficient to kill 99.9% of the micro-organisms (bacteria, viruses, algae in suspension,…) is received.

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The use of type C ultraviolet rays as a means of sanitisation has been known for more than a century. They have been used in various applications such as for drinking water purification, aquaculture, fish farming, as well as in hospitals and the pharmaceutical industry. After filtration, water circulates through the UV sanitiser for complete disinfection - bacteria, viruses and algae are completely deactivated without side effects or dangerous by-products. This process results in pure and clear water.

Your need for chemical products is reduced. You will still need to maintain a small residual of chemicals in your pool in order to destroy any micro-organisms that do not find their way into the UV sanitiser.

Sustainable development: an environmentally friendly process

  • Healthy process, widely used for the natural ponds disinfection
  • Chlorine-free and salt-free
  • Drastically reduce chemical use
  • Non-polluting waste water

Savings : a reliable system

  • Well proven technology,
  • High UV dose,
  • Tested in low UV water transmittance conditions,
  • Not impacted by water temperature, neither by salinity,
  • Modular : flexible, scalable to any flow rate,
  • Easy to install, operate and maintain,
  • Automatic operation, easy-to-use interface,
  • Automatic regulation of power consumption depending on water quality,
  • Safe: no explosive gases, no induced corrosion, chemical free,
  • First Class marine components,
  • Cost efficient solution.