Dec 02, 2010

Calgon Carbon Companies Receive ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Accreditation applies to UV and ballast water treatment systems

Calgon Carbon Corp.’s Ultraviolet Technologies (UVT) Division and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hyde Marine Inc., announced a milestone achievement in becoming certified by the ISO 9001:2008 Management System. The UVT Division received the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation from the registrar Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and the ANAB National Accreditation Board.

The certification of compliance with ISO 9001:2008 recognizes that the policies, practices and procedures of our UVT Division ensure consistent quality in the products and services we provide to our customers. The certification applies to the management system for the design, development, manufacture, delivery, installation, warranty support and aftermarket parts and service for ultraviolet water treatment and ballast water treatment (BWT) systems.

“The achievement of ISO:9001:2008 certification reflects Calgon Carbon’s continuous effort to achieve superior UV product quality and reliability for our customers,” said James A. Sullivan, vice president of Americas Operations. “The certification demonstrates our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction in the design, manufacture and distribution of UV water treatment and ballast water treatment systems.”

Calgon Carbon’s UVT Division is known for its application of UV disinfection and UV oxidation technologies for drinking water, wastewater, groundwater and water reuse. The company developed an economical process using UV to inactivate Cryptosporidium and similar pathogens in surface water, rendering them harmless to humans. The UVT Division also introduced one of the first advanced UV oxidation processes to remediate contaminated groundwater and it currently has over 300 UV oxidation installations worldwide.

Hyde Marine, a recent addition to Calgon Carbon's UV Technologies Division, is a leader in the growing ballast water treatment market, having sold more than 70 Type Approved systems to date. The Hyde Guardian unit received International Maritime Organization (IMO) Type Approval in April 2009 and was the first BWT system accepted into the U.S. Coast Guard’s Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program. The Hyde Guardian system is chemical free, using filtration and ultraviolet disinfection to treat ships' ballast water to prevent the spread of invasive species from port to port.