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HYDRALUVX, Chile


 
1. Describe the profound impact your technology – as part of an end-user product – has had on Society.  How has the population been impacted by your technology. This could be behavioral, economical, societal, etc.
In Chile, water plants currently do not use UV light on drinking water despite its many advantages. It´s friendly with enviromental and human body, our system does not add any toxic chemicals to the drinking water, wastewater or agricultural water. Low cost, durable  design, simple manipultion, low consume, low maintenance times. In Chile this technology applied to drinking water is not used, even the law does not consider the existence of the technology, and requires municipalities and companies to purify their water with chlorine. Our company works to implement the municipal level of this disinfection method , to help with local development and improve the quality of life for residents and care for our natural water resource , this will have a major impact on the economy and industry Local.
 
2. Tell us about how your technology is unique?  What makes it stand out? How do you differentiate it from other similar technologies?
This technology is known since the 50s, but has not been implemented in municipalities throughout Chile. Our service is unique because it is provided by a local company that knows the local culture and are easily adapted to customer requirements. Its main advantage and difference is that their technical service after sales is close and fast. Our service includes, design, manufacture, and register UVC radiation, guaranteeing prime use of resources, this due to: A mathematical-physical original designed prototype that allows geometrical modeling of the systems. A rigorous validation protocol that include radiation monitoring and bacterial analysis of treated water. An effective use of resources, material, work force, planing and low environmental impact in the manufacturing process.
 
3. When first launched, did your technology make a transformational change for the end-user or was it an advancement of the prior art? Describe this.
For agricultural engineer Daisy Salgado, who thanks to a local development fund (SERCOTEC- CAPITAL ABEJA)  hired us to implement a reduction of fecal coliforms in irrigation water for vegetables in Chile. Vegetables irrigated with water without chlorinated can be sold at best prices at chain restaurants, and supermarkets, and other demanding markets.
 
4. Give a specific example (with company names) of the buying chain for your product/technology once you sell it to the next level buyer. Provide an example of the succession of companies your product goes through, ultimately to get to an end-user.
Currently the dimension of this incipient local market allows us to sell directly to the end user. When the local health authority make changes , will use ultraviolet light to disinfect water in their laws, the chain will be well. Hydraluvx designs, manufactures and installs ultraviolet reactors for water treatment, and sell the project to SMAPA (Municipal Potable Water and Sewerage) also will be part of the enterprises to provide full service engineering and implementation, which involves the upgrade of existing municipal treatment plants. The municipality through its network of distribution pipes and provides the rest of the service is to provide a better water quality to the end user.
 
5. In which vertical market(s) would you classify the end-users of this technology?
Other
 
6. If other, please write in the specific market
Drinking water
 
7. Give us your one sentence “elevator pitch” you would use to tell a non-technical person about your technology and the critical role it plays in Society.
I have a stock of UV lamps,, we are team of engineers and machine shop. We are manufacturing  uv disinfection devices in series at a very competitive cost, this is a growing market. In Chile the market has the great potential, Hydraluvx are the first to seriously propose local implementation.
 
8. Surprise Us!  What else should we know about your product/technology?
We are the first in Chile. Hydraluvx was founded in 2013 in Santiago de Chile. The many advantages of this technology and efficiency, demonstrated since the first commercial water treatment facilities in Belgium and Austria warrants prestige that has driven its amazing growth. We are part of that growth and we make a difference by helping meet the growing demand for alternatives to combat pollution of water and air.
 
9. Attachments are welcome but not required.  These could be photographs, videos, PowerPoint files, website links, etc. that further demonstrate the value of your technology.  Limit of 3.
  1. www.osa.org/HYDRALUVXPosterIONSNYC2012-PabloFredes.ppt