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An efficient and affordable water purification solution
Although most growers aim to recirculate their drain water wherever possible, it is not always possible to fully recycle all the wastewater produced. Growers inevitably have to discharge some wastewater into surface water or down the drain. In order to prevent the emission of environmentally harmful substances into the environment, strict rules apply to the discharge of wastewater. In the Netherlands, for instance, since 1 January 2018 new legal requirements have meant that growers need to remove at least 95% of any residues of crop protection agents and fertilizers from their wastewater.
Ridder’s CleanLite has been developed specifically to help growers to comply with this requirement in an affordable and environmentally friendly manner. It cleanses wastewater of crop protection agents using a combination of ultraviolet (UV) radiation and an injection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). This breaks down pollutants in a completely sustainable manner, enabling the grower to discharge the wastewater safely into surface water or down the drain.
The CleanLite enables you to comply with legal requirements concerning water purification - simply, affordably and without the need for a huge investment. In a recent scientific study, the CleanLite wastewater treatment unit was Wageningen University’s best choice.
Meets all the relevant regulatory standards - CleanLite has been approved by the BZG, the public body which is responsible for assessing water purification standards in the Netherlands.
The CleanLite is a cost-effective solution for growers who are looking for an individual, compact and self-contained solution for removing crop protection agents from their wastewater.
The CleanLite is operated using a HortiMaX-Go! controller fitted on the unit itself. Thanks to its modern design, including a touchscreen with icons, the CleanLite is simple to operate and user-friendly.
Ridder's CleanLite is a standalone unit with a controller that will fit easily into any substrate area.
The CleanLite E series includes standard models. You can choose from units with a capacity ranging from 0.4 m3/hour right up to 2.4 m3/hour, depending on the capacity you need. If no standard model in the CleanLite E series meets your particular requirements, Ridder can also provide a customized version. Depending on your needs, we can design a special CleanLite unit with a larger capacity, for instance. The CleanLite E-series models can be delivered quickly and are affordable too.
The CleanLite requires little maintenance because the unit cleans itself automatically using acid. Powerful nitric acid is added to the water for a short time to lower its pH temporarily and clean the radiation chambers. This cleaning process happens on a periodic basis. The CleanLite’s UV lamps also have a long lifespan, with an average of 12,000 service hours. The CleanLite will let you know if a lamp is not functioning properly.
The CleanLite is very simple to operate using the intuitive HortiMaX-Go! controller touchscreen. This means you can start using the unit straight away. The unit is also easy to integrate into your existing set-up, whether you use Ridder systems or not.
"Using water efficiently is not only good for your wallet, but it’s also good for the environment. It's exciting working for a company that provides growers with the means to manage water more sustainably. In my role as product manager for Water Treatment, it's always a challenge to develop solutions that meet the water challenges of our customers effectively, whether they are based in Netherlands, Mexico or China. "
-Jerre de Blok, Product Manager Ridder Water Treatment.