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Hanovia appoints new
Managing Director
UV disinfection specialist
Hanovia Limited has appointed
John Ryan as its new Managing
Director. John has over 20 years
international experience in the
water treatment industry.
He joins Hanovia from Christ
Water Technology, where he
served as the Head of Group
Customer Services, and
previously as the Managing
Director of Christ Water
Technology in Ireland. Prior to get closer to our existing
joining Christ he worked for a customers and to enter new
number of leading water markets where our world-
technology companies, leading UV technology has a real
including Veolia, Memcor and advantage,” commented John.
Permutit Boby. “We already have an established
John received an MBA from presence across Europe, Asia,
Warwick University and holds a Australasia and North America
BSc in Chemical Engineering (through US sister company
from Loughborough University. Aquionics) which gives us a
He is a Chartered Engineer and strong base with which to grow
a member of the Institution of our business.”
Chemical Engineers.
“My aim is to build upon
HANOVIA
Hanovia’s already extensive
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been reduced from 15 hours reliability of the new
to three. The new technique technology was tested against
enables the most harmful one of the standard methods
species to be identified so that applied in the water industry
sources of contamination can with the Cryptosporidium
be easily identified. Reference Laboratory in
The technology is based on Britain. A strong link between
the detection of the the two methods confirmed
Cryptosporidium species that the species identification
usually found in human faeces method was as reliable as the
using fluorescent probes and currently used methods.
is being seen as a “The test has been
breakthrough. Existing validated now and could be
immuno-chromatographic and used by water utilities
immuno-fluorescence-based worldwide as it fits into current
assays do not provide species testing methods quite easily,”
or genotype-specific says Belinda Ferrari, team
information and polymerase leader from the University of
chain reaction techniques New South Wales.
involve expensive equipment The illness,
and reagents. cryptosporidiosis, can be life
“The probes can threatening in immuno-
distinguish the types of the compromised people and
crypto which are responsible there is no effective treatment.
for most of the outbreaks that Public swimming pools and
SUNTRAP SYSTEMS
are harmful to humans,” says drinking water have been
158 Gordon Road, Harborne,
Anitha Alagappan, test sources of the disease on both
Birmingham B17 9EY
developer candidate at sides of the Atlantic. Tel: +44(0)121 428 1155
Fax: +44(0)121 428 1166
Email: sales@suntrap-systems.co.uk
www.suntrap-systems.co.uk
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