Innovus Technology Investment Fund
Grant awards
Innovus Technology Investment Fund
MP Rory Stewart
visits 'Game Changing' Typhon Treatment Systems
May 2017
Innovation Lab No.1
Typhon named as one of the United Utilities partners.
Feb 2018
Validation 1
Worlds first - USEPA UVDGM Validation of a UV LED System
July 2018
IUVA 2019
Olivier Autin presents
Feb 2019
Picture7-2
Innovus Technology Investment Fund

July 2015

Innovus is the creative approach to technology commercialisation being taken by the likes of the University of Manchester and the National Nuclear Laboratory. 

Typhon initially approached the Innovus programme looking to secure proof-of-concept funding for the development of their novel idea for water purification technology. 

This allowed Typhon to engage with the FIS360 commercialisation experts who provided an initial appraisal to assess the viability of the technology, its application, and the immediate and future goals of the business to develop the commercial case in support of the funding application.

The FIS360 team then successfully supported Typhon through the process of securing proof-of-concept funding, followed by further, prototype development funding from the Innovus Regional Growth Fund.

 

 

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Rory Stewart visits Typhon
MP Rory Stewart visits ‘Game Changing’ Typhon Treatment Systems

May 2017

Parliamentary Candidate for Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart, visited Typhon Treatment Systems, a Penrith-based water treatment equipment manufacturer specializing in using ultraviolet LEDs, to learn more about how the company’s plans to reduce the cost of creating safe drinking water.

Rory was shown around the company’s facilities by Dr Matthew Simpson and Peter McNulty who both founded the company three years ago. They formed the company after working together on an off-grid water project in Nigeria, where the need for electrical efficiency and simplicity of operation inspired them to investigate the possibility of applying low power LED light sources to high flow ultraviolet water treatment equipment. None such system existed, so, in 2014 Typhon Treatment Systems was formed to create it. From there, the pair have attracted many admirers for their work and Typhon are currently working with United Utilities on a prototype project at Cumwhinton, and they are looking forward to monitoring the results over the coming months.

After giving Rory a tour of the site, the Typhon team demonstrated their patent-pending product to the MP, who was impressed by their ingenuity and the amazing potential of UV LED to treat water. Furthermore, their commitment to using local suppliers, and employing staff from the region, was commended by the MP.

Speaking about the visit Rory said: ‘Underneath all the science, is an incredible idea. Typhon is an amazing example of the the dynamic pace of business in Cumbria.’

Picture2-2
Typhon named as one of United Utilities Innovation Lab partners

Febuary 2018

The United Utilities Innovation Lab was the first of its kind in the UK.  

UU set out a challenge against five priority improvement areas. These included: Connected water and customer; Proactive customer actions; Predictive asset maintenance; Safe and healthy worker; and the catch all... Future of water.

Advertising to 1,500 suppliers the aim was to reach out to people working in a range of sectors and countries.

80 applications were received. That list was narrowed down to 22 applicants invited to pitch their ideas and of those, 7 successful finalists were named as United Utilities Innovation Lab Partners 

Out of the seven to join the lab, five had never worked in the UK water industry before and the seven came from around the world - including France, Portugal, Canada, Australia, India as well as the UK.

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. was one of the lucky seven and the 10 weeks engagement programme led to extensive field trials looking at both AOP and Disinfection applications and culminated in the award of a 10 year innovation framework.

V1 Set-up
BIO-310 USEPA UVDGM Validation

July 2018

Typhon Treatment Systems have completed the worlds first validation of a UV LED reactor.

The testing was carried out using the USEPA UVDGM protocol under the 3rd Party oversight of the renowned Jim Bolton, founder of Bolton Photosciences Inc.

The BIO-310 UV LED Reactor incorporates 1,000 UVC LEDs in an integrated array and marks an important staging post for the water industry in proving the concept of high-capacity UV LED Disinfection.

Traditionally a validation process establishes a set of limitations under which a UV System is able to perform, and those limitations apply through the life of the product unless a future validation resets those limitations.

However, an important aspect of the Typhon system is the ability for future generations of LEDs to be applied to the reactor and thus allow the system to take advantage of the technological advances of increased power and efficiency without the need to constantly revalidate the system.

The Validation process established a performance envelope which, as LEDs improve, will allow the performance of the reactor to track across that envelope.

Bolton2
O Autin
Olivier Autin presents at IUVA World Congress 2019

February 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems lead process scientist Olivier Autin presents the 'Validation of a UV reactor containing UV-LEDs for the disinfection of municipal drinking water' and the results of a full-scale validation testing of Typhons BIO-310 UV LED Reactor conducted in July 2018 in the UK.

Testing followed the Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) with some adaptations according to the draft ‘Innovative Approaches for Validation of Ultraviolet Disinfection Reactors for Drinking Water Systems’ guidelines from the US-EPA using MS2 as challenge microorganism.

This work represents what is believed to be the first large scale UV reactor containing UV-LEDs to be validated for municipal drinking water disinfection purposes using the combined variable approach. 

IUVA4
Bolton2
Cumwhinton
The worlds first municipal scale UV LED System
MicrosoftTeams-image (10)-1
SAEV
invest in Typhon
July 2019
Kevin Starling
Typhon appoints new Chairman
Aug 2019
PhD
AOP using UV LED
team_lab
Validation 2
extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages
Dec 2020
20201116_130316 (2)
Typhon win the order for the Worlds First municipal UV LED installation

June 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. - a UK‐based manufacturer of UV LED water treatment systems has won an order to install its innovative technology at the 28MLD, Cumwhinton Drinking Water Plant in the North West of the UK. The facility, owned by United Utilities, will be the first municipal‐scale UV LED system in the world. The environmentally friendly, mercury‐free system is being installed as a Cryptosporidium barrier.
6 of Typhons USEPA validated BIO-310 UV LED reactors will be installed in parallel downstream of the facility’s Rapid Gravity Filters.

The facility upgrade will enable United Utilities to achieve its resilience goals for the next Asset Management Period.  United Utilities’ Director of Water & Scientific Services Dr. Martin Padley states, “We spotted the potential in Typhon’s product as part of our pioneering Innovation Lab programme, and after working with Typhon to assure regulatory validation, we are confident this technology represents good value for our customers. United Utilities is committed to the future of water treatment, and this technology is part of it.”

UU logo square
MMB
SAEV LOGO
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures invests in water treatment innovator Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd.

July 2019

Typhon  Treatment  Systems, an innovator in UV LED water treatment technology, has closed  a  financing  round  led  by  Saudi  Aramco  Energy  Ventures  (SAEV). 

Typhon's innovation  is  in  the use of UVC-LEDs for municipal and industrial scale water treatment applications.  

 Typhon’s technology simplifies both installation and operation of a UV system, offering the potential of reduced cost of ownership and, for the first time, enabling environmentally friendly, mercury free UV Disinfection for large volumes of water.

Richard  Riggs  of  SAEV  Europe  commented  “We  see  Typhon’s  technology  as  having  the  potential to provide substantial environmental and economic benefits to the global water industry"

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s leading fully integrated energy and petrochemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, SAEV’s mission is to invest globally in start‐up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to Aramco.

EB7XcXiXUAAtAdJ
Kevin Starling appointed as Chairman of the Board of directors

August 2019

Kevin has extensive experience in the UK and overseas water sector as CEO/MD of many large scale water utilities.  More recently Kevin has supported a number of technology companies to successfully develop and deploy their products and services across multiple international markets.

Peter McNulty, CEO of Typhon comments: LED lighting is taking over the world. Typhon has developed a unique solution to using UV LED light sources to disinfect high flow rates of water making our system suitable for water utilities and industries around the world. Since the company inception in 2014 we have been working diligently to develop the technology and bring it to market. Now, with Kevin’s appointment we have someone who has the industry knowledge and experience the help shape and drive our growth aspirations.

Kevin Starling comments: UV LED has been spoken about within the water industry for the last 10 years or more and so to be part of the team which has developed the world’s first validated system is really exciting. I am delighted to be joining the board and look forward to helping to develop this dynamic business.

team_lab
PhD student investigates the development of AOP using UV LED

October 2020

Typhon Treatment systems Ltd. have colaborated with Cranfield University and Anglian Water Services to offer a PhD student the opportunity to investigate the development of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) using UV LED technology.

The duration of the study is 3 years and is intended to facilitate the route from scientific discovery to large scale implementation.
The successful candidate will be in regular contact with the AWS Innovation Discovery and Typhon scientific teams and will be part of the Drinking Water group at Cranfield University Water Science Institute.

cranfield2
aws-logo-desktop
4 (2)
Validation 2 - extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages

December 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. have successfully carried out the second validation on their BIO-310 UV LED Reactor.

Testing was carried out at the Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) facility in Germany with 3rd Party oversight by Carollo Engineers Inc.

Testing was again conducted to the USEPA UVDGM (Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual) protocol and the Innovative Approaches guidelines.

This second validation of the BIO-310 Reactor was carried out primarily because the LED advancements since validation 1 in 2018 have been such that the validation envelope can now be significantly extended.

But this second round of testing has also allowed Typhon to validate some of the advantages of using LED light sources including: Modular Reactor Build; Dynamic Switching of LEDs; Reducing LED population; and in-built redundancy

carollo square
TZW square
British Antarctic Survey
BAS logo square
IUVA 2021
Audrius Židonis presents
April 2021
IoW Innovation Awards 2021
Northern Area Winners
May 2021
WIA 2021
Winners!
Mar 2021
White Paper
Municipal UV LED Disinfection
Jun 2020
4
British Antarctic Survey and clean hot water drilling to access subglacial lake

February 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has used their photonic design capabilities to develop a bespoke UV LED surface disinfection system which will be used as a final sanitation stage for a hot water deep ice drilling project.

The British Antarctic Survey team responsible for this expedition exclusively commissioned Typhon to develop the system because using LEDs avoids the potential contamination of the site with mercury.  

Cleanliness of the equipment entering the drill shaft is critical because the purpose of the expedition is to access an uncontaminated subglacial lake which has been sealed in the ice for 1,000s of years.    

Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-1
Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-4
Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-10
AZ photo
Audrius Židonis presents at IUVA World Congress 2021

April 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Lead Mechanical Engineer Audrius Židonis will be presenting at the International Ultraviolet Associations World Congress in June 2021.

Audrius will be discussing the 'Numerical Modelling of a Large-Scale UV-LED Reactor Performance'.

IUVA4
MicrosoftTeams-image (7)
Institute of Water Innovation awards 2021 - Northern Area Winners

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd., alongside United Utilities and with the support of MMB have won the Northern Area Innovation award for the Cumwhinton UV LED Disinfection project.

UU logo square
MMB
WIA21-social-winner-DrinkingWater
Water Industry Awards 2021 - Drinking Water Initiative of the Year - Winners!

May 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd and United Utilities have won the award for the 'Drinking Water Initiative of the Year' for "The World’s First Municipal UVLED Disinfection System Installation" at the 2021 Water Industry Awards.

UV LED Disinfection White Paper publication
White Paper Publication

May 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has published it's White Paper discussing the development of municipal scale UV LED disinfection.

Innovus Technology Investment Fund
Grant awards
Innovus Technology Investment Fund
MP Rory Stewart
visits 'Game Changing' Typhon Treatment Systems
May 2017
Innovation Lab No.1
Typhon named as one of the United Utilities partners.
Feb 2018
Picture7-2
Innovus Technology Investment Fund

July 2015

Innovus is the creative approach to technology commercialisation being taken by the likes of the University of Manchester and the National Nuclear Laboratory. 

Typhon initially approached the Innovus programme looking to secure proof-of-concept funding for the development of their novel idea for water purification technology. 

This allowed Typhon to engage with the FIS360 commercialisation experts who provided an initial appraisal to assess the viability of the technology, its application, and the immediate and future goals of the business to develop the commercial case in support of the funding application.

The FIS360 team then successfully supported Typhon through the process of securing proof-of-concept funding, followed by further, prototype development funding from the Innovus Regional Growth Fund.

 

 

Picture8-1
Picture9
Picture10
Rory Stewart visits Typhon
MP Rory Stewart visits ‘Game Changing’ Typhon Treatment Systems

May 2017

Parliamentary Candidate for Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart, visited Typhon Treatment Systems, a Penrith-based water treatment equipment manufacturer specializing in using ultraviolet LEDs, to learn more about how the company’s plans to reduce the cost of creating safe drinking water.

Rory was shown around the company’s facilities by Dr Matthew Simpson and Peter McNulty who both founded the company three years ago. They formed the company after working together on an off-grid water project in Nigeria, where the need for electrical efficiency and simplicity of operation inspired them to investigate the possibility of applying low power LED light sources to high flow ultraviolet water treatment equipment. None such system existed, so, in 2014 Typhon Treatment Systems was formed to create it. From there, the pair have attracted many admirers for their work and Typhon are currently working with United Utilities on a prototype project at Cumwhinton, and they are looking forward to monitoring the results over the coming months.

After giving Rory a tour of the site, the Typhon team demonstrated their patent-pending product to the MP, who was impressed by their ingenuity and the amazing potential of UV LED to treat water. Furthermore, their commitment to using local suppliers, and employing staff from the region, was commended by the MP.

Speaking about the visit Rory said: ‘Underneath all the science, is an incredible idea. Typhon is an amazing example of the the dynamic pace of business in Cumbria.’

Picture2-2
Typhon named as one of United Utilities Innovation Lab partners

Febuary 2018

The United Utilities Innovation Lab was the first of its kind in the UK.  

UU set out a challenge against five priority improvement areas. These included: Connected water and customer; Proactive customer actions; Predictive asset maintenance; Safe and healthy worker; and the catch all... Future of water.

Advertising to 1,500 suppliers the aim was to reach out to people working in a range of sectors and countries.

80 applications were received. That list was narrowed down to 22 applicants invited to pitch their ideas and of those, 7 successful finalists were named as United Utilities Innovation Lab Partners 

Out of the seven to join the lab, five had never worked in the UK water industry before and the seven came from around the world - including France, Portugal, Canada, Australia, India as well as the UK.

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. was one of the lucky seven and the 10 weeks engagement programme led to extensive field trials looking at both AOP and Disinfection applications and culminated in the award of a 10 year innovation framework.

Validation 1
Worlds first - USEPA UVDGM Validation of a UV LED System
July 2018
IUVA 2019
Olivier Autin presents
Feb 2019
Cumwhinton
The worlds first municipal scale UV LED System
MicrosoftTeams-image (10)-1
V1 Set-up
BIO-310 USEPA UVDGM Validation

July 2018

Typhon Treatment Systems have completed the worlds first validation of a UV LED reactor.

The testing was carried out using the USEPA UVDGM protocol under the 3rd Party oversight of the renowned Jim Bolton, founder of Bolton Photosciences Inc.

The BIO-310 UV LED Reactor incorporates 1,000 UVC LEDs in an integrated array and marks an important staging post for the water industry in proving the concept of high-capacity UV LED Disinfection.

Traditionally a validation process establishes a set of limitations under which a UV System is able to perform, and those limitations apply through the life of the product unless a future validation resets those limitations.

However, an important aspect of the Typhon system is the ability for future generations of LEDs to be applied to the reactor and thus allow the system to take advantage of the technological advances of increased power and efficiency without the need to constantly revalidate the system.

The Validation process established a performance envelope which, as LEDs improve, will allow the performance of the reactor to track across that envelope.

Bolton2
O Autin
Olivier Autin presents at IUVA World Congress 2019

February 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems lead process scientist Olivier Autin presents the 'Validation of a UV reactor containing UV-LEDs for the disinfection of municipal drinking water' and the results of a full-scale validation testing of Typhons BIO-310 UV LED Reactor conducted in July 2018 in the UK.

Testing followed the Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) with some adaptations according to the draft ‘Innovative Approaches for Validation of Ultraviolet Disinfection Reactors for Drinking Water Systems’ guidelines from the US-EPA using MS2 as challenge microorganism.

This work represents what is believed to be the first large scale UV reactor containing UV-LEDs to be validated for municipal drinking water disinfection purposes using the combined variable approach. 

IUVA4
Bolton2
20201116_130316 (2)
Typhon win the order for the Worlds First municipal UV LED installation

June 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. - a UK‐based manufacturer of UV LED water treatment systems has won an order to install its innovative technology at the 28MLD, Cumwhinton Drinking Water Plant in the North West of the UK. The facility, owned by United Utilities, will be the first municipal‐scale UV LED system in the world. The environmentally friendly, mercury‐free system is being installed as a Cryptosporidium barrier.
6 of Typhons USEPA validated BIO-310 UV LED reactors will be installed in parallel downstream of the facility’s Rapid Gravity Filters.

The facility upgrade will enable United Utilities to achieve its resilience goals for the next Asset Management Period.  United Utilities’ Director of Water & Scientific Services Dr. Martin Padley states, “We spotted the potential in Typhon’s product as part of our pioneering Innovation Lab programme, and after working with Typhon to assure regulatory validation, we are confident this technology represents good value for our customers. United Utilities is committed to the future of water treatment, and this technology is part of it.”

UU logo square
MMB
SAEV
invest in Typhon
July 2019
Kevin Starling
Typhon appoints new Chairman
Aug 2019
PhD
AOP using UV LED
team_lab
SAEV LOGO
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures invests in water treatment innovator Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd.

July 2019

Typhon  Treatment  Systems, an innovator in UV LED water treatment technology, has closed  a  financing  round  led  by  Saudi  Aramco  Energy  Ventures  (SAEV). 

Typhon's innovation  is  in  the use of UVC-LEDs for municipal and industrial scale water treatment applications.  

 Typhon’s technology simplifies both installation and operation of a UV system, offering the potential of reduced cost of ownership and, for the first time, enabling environmentally friendly, mercury free UV Disinfection for large volumes of water.

Richard  Riggs  of  SAEV  Europe  commented  “We  see  Typhon’s  technology  as  having  the  potential to provide substantial environmental and economic benefits to the global water industry"

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s leading fully integrated energy and petrochemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, SAEV’s mission is to invest globally in start‐up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to Aramco.

EB7XcXiXUAAtAdJ
Kevin Starling appointed as Chairman of the Board of directors

August 2019

Kevin has extensive experience in the UK and overseas water sector as CEO/MD of many large scale water utilities.  More recently Kevin has supported a number of technology companies to successfully develop and deploy their products and services across multiple international markets.

Peter McNulty, CEO of Typhon comments: LED lighting is taking over the world. Typhon has developed a unique solution to using UV LED light sources to disinfect high flow rates of water making our system suitable for water utilities and industries around the world. Since the company inception in 2014 we have been working diligently to develop the technology and bring it to market. Now, with Kevin’s appointment we have someone who has the industry knowledge and experience the help shape and drive our growth aspirations.

Kevin Starling comments: UV LED has been spoken about within the water industry for the last 10 years or more and so to be part of the team which has developed the world’s first validated system is really exciting. I am delighted to be joining the board and look forward to helping to develop this dynamic business.

team_lab
PhD student investigates the development of AOP using UV LED

October 2020

Typhon Treatment systems Ltd. have colaborated with Cranfield University and Anglian Water Services to offer a PhD student the opportunity to investigate the development of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) using UV LED technology.

The duration of the study is 3 years and is intended to facilitate the route from scientific discovery to large scale implementation.
The successful candidate will be in regular contact with the AWS Innovation Discovery and Typhon scientific teams and will be part of the Drinking Water group at Cranfield University Water Science Institute.

cranfield2
aws-logo-desktop
Validation 2
extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages
Dec 2020
British Antarctic Survey
BAS logo square
IUVA 2021
Audrius Židonis presents
April 2021
4 (2)
Validation 2 - extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages

December 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. have successfully carried out the second validation on their BIO-310 UV LED Reactor.

Testing was carried out at the Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) facility in Germany with 3rd Party oversight by Carollo Engineers Inc.

Testing was again conducted to the USEPA UVDGM (Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual) protocol and the Innovative Approaches guidelines.

This second validation of the BIO-310 Reactor was carried out primarily because the LED advancements since validation 1 in 2018 have been such that the validation envelope can now be significantly extended.

But this second round of testing has also allowed Typhon to validate some of the advantages of using LED light sources including: Modular Reactor Build; Dynamic Switching of LEDs; Reducing LED population; and in-built redundancy

carollo square
TZW square
4
British Antarctic Survey and clean hot water drilling to access subglacial lake

February 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has used their photonic design capabilities to develop a bespoke UV LED surface disinfection system which will be used as a final sanitation stage for a hot water deep ice drilling project.

The British Antarctic Survey team responsible for this expedition exclusively commissioned Typhon to develop the system because using LEDs avoids the potential contamination of the site with mercury.  

Cleanliness of the equipment entering the drill shaft is critical because the purpose of the expedition is to access an uncontaminated subglacial lake which has been sealed in the ice for 1,000s of years.    

Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-1
Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-4
Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-10
AZ photo
Audrius Židonis presents at IUVA World Congress 2021

April 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Lead Mechanical Engineer Audrius Židonis will be presenting at the International Ultraviolet Associations World Congress in June 2021.

Audrius will be discussing the 'Numerical Modelling of a Large-Scale UV-LED Reactor Performance'.

IUVA4
IoW Innovation Awards 2021
Northern Area Winners
May 2021
WIA 2021
Winners!
Mar 2021
White Paper
Municipal UV LED Disinfection
Jun 2020
MicrosoftTeams-image (7)
Institute of Water Innovation awards 2021 - Northern Area Winners

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd., alongside United Utilities and with the support of MMB have won the Northern Area Innovation award for the Cumwhinton UV LED Disinfection project.

UU logo square
MMB
WIA21-social-winner-DrinkingWater
Water Industry Awards 2021 - Drinking Water Initiative of the Year - Winners!

May 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd and United Utilities have won the award for the 'Drinking Water Initiative of the Year' for "The World’s First Municipal UVLED Disinfection System Installation" at the 2021 Water Industry Awards.

UV LED Disinfection White Paper publication
White Paper Publication

May 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has published it's White Paper discussing the development of municipal scale UV LED disinfection.

Innovus Technology Investment Fund
Grant awards
Innovus Technology Investment Fund
MP Rory Stewart
visits 'Game Changing' Typhon Treatment Systems
May 2017
Picture7-2
Innovus Technology Investment Fund

July 2015

Innovus is the creative approach to technology commercialisation being taken by the likes of the University of Manchester and the National Nuclear Laboratory. 

Typhon initially approached the Innovus programme looking to secure proof-of-concept funding for the development of their novel idea for water purification technology. 

This allowed Typhon to engage with the FIS360 commercialisation experts who provided an initial appraisal to assess the viability of the technology, its application, and the immediate and future goals of the business to develop the commercial case in support of the funding application.

The FIS360 team then successfully supported Typhon through the process of securing proof-of-concept funding, followed by further, prototype development funding from the Innovus Regional Growth Fund.

 

 

Picture8-1
Picture9
Picture10
Rory Stewart visits Typhon
MP Rory Stewart visits ‘Game Changing’ Typhon Treatment Systems

May 2017

Parliamentary Candidate for Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart, visited Typhon Treatment Systems, a Penrith-based water treatment equipment manufacturer specializing in using ultraviolet LEDs, to learn more about how the company’s plans to reduce the cost of creating safe drinking water.

Rory was shown around the company’s facilities by Dr Matthew Simpson and Peter McNulty who both founded the company three years ago. They formed the company after working together on an off-grid water project in Nigeria, where the need for electrical efficiency and simplicity of operation inspired them to investigate the possibility of applying low power LED light sources to high flow ultraviolet water treatment equipment. None such system existed, so, in 2014 Typhon Treatment Systems was formed to create it. From there, the pair have attracted many admirers for their work and Typhon are currently working with United Utilities on a prototype project at Cumwhinton, and they are looking forward to monitoring the results over the coming months.

After giving Rory a tour of the site, the Typhon team demonstrated their patent-pending product to the MP, who was impressed by their ingenuity and the amazing potential of UV LED to treat water. Furthermore, their commitment to using local suppliers, and employing staff from the region, was commended by the MP.

Speaking about the visit Rory said: ‘Underneath all the science, is an incredible idea. Typhon is an amazing example of the the dynamic pace of business in Cumbria.’

Innovation Lab No.1
Typhon named as one of the United Utilities partners.
Feb 2018
Validation 1
Worlds first - USEPA UVDGM Validation of a UV LED System
July 2018
Picture2-2
Typhon named as one of United Utilities Innovation Lab partners

Febuary 2018

The United Utilities Innovation Lab was the first of its kind in the UK.  

UU set out a challenge against five priority improvement areas. These included: Connected water and customer; Proactive customer actions; Predictive asset maintenance; Safe and healthy worker; and the catch all... Future of water.

Advertising to 1,500 suppliers the aim was to reach out to people working in a range of sectors and countries.

80 applications were received. That list was narrowed down to 22 applicants invited to pitch their ideas and of those, 7 successful finalists were named as United Utilities Innovation Lab Partners 

Out of the seven to join the lab, five had never worked in the UK water industry before and the seven came from around the world - including France, Portugal, Canada, Australia, India as well as the UK.

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. was one of the lucky seven and the 10 weeks engagement programme led to extensive field trials looking at both AOP and Disinfection applications and culminated in the award of a 10 year innovation framework.

V1 Set-up
BIO-310 USEPA UVDGM Validation

July 2018

Typhon Treatment Systems have completed the worlds first validation of a UV LED reactor.

The testing was carried out using the USEPA UVDGM protocol under the 3rd Party oversight of the renowned Jim Bolton, founder of Bolton Photosciences Inc.

The BIO-310 UV LED Reactor incorporates 1,000 UVC LEDs in an integrated array and marks an important staging post for the water industry in proving the concept of high-capacity UV LED Disinfection.

Traditionally a validation process establishes a set of limitations under which a UV System is able to perform, and those limitations apply through the life of the product unless a future validation resets those limitations.

However, an important aspect of the Typhon system is the ability for future generations of LEDs to be applied to the reactor and thus allow the system to take advantage of the technological advances of increased power and efficiency without the need to constantly revalidate the system.

The Validation process established a performance envelope which, as LEDs improve, will allow the performance of the reactor to track across that envelope.

Bolton2
IUVA 2019
Olivier Autin presents
Feb 2019
Cumwhinton
The worlds first municipal scale UV LED System
MicrosoftTeams-image (10)-1
O Autin
Olivier Autin presents at IUVA World Congress 2019

February 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems lead process scientist Olivier Autin presents the 'Validation of a UV reactor containing UV-LEDs for the disinfection of municipal drinking water' and the results of a full-scale validation testing of Typhons BIO-310 UV LED Reactor conducted in July 2018 in the UK.

Testing followed the Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) with some adaptations according to the draft ‘Innovative Approaches for Validation of Ultraviolet Disinfection Reactors for Drinking Water Systems’ guidelines from the US-EPA using MS2 as challenge microorganism.

This work represents what is believed to be the first large scale UV reactor containing UV-LEDs to be validated for municipal drinking water disinfection purposes using the combined variable approach. 

IUVA4
Bolton2
20201116_130316 (2)
Typhon win the order for the Worlds First municipal UV LED installation

June 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. - a UK‐based manufacturer of UV LED water treatment systems has won an order to install its innovative technology at the 28MLD, Cumwhinton Drinking Water Plant in the North West of the UK. The facility, owned by United Utilities, will be the first municipal‐scale UV LED system in the world. The environmentally friendly, mercury‐free system is being installed as a Cryptosporidium barrier.
6 of Typhons USEPA validated BIO-310 UV LED reactors will be installed in parallel downstream of the facility’s Rapid Gravity Filters.

The facility upgrade will enable United Utilities to achieve its resilience goals for the next Asset Management Period.  United Utilities’ Director of Water & Scientific Services Dr. Martin Padley states, “We spotted the potential in Typhon’s product as part of our pioneering Innovation Lab programme, and after working with Typhon to assure regulatory validation, we are confident this technology represents good value for our customers. United Utilities is committed to the future of water treatment, and this technology is part of it.”

UU logo square
MMB
SAEV
invest in Typhon
July 2019
Kevin Starling
Typhon appoints new Chairman
Aug 2019
SAEV LOGO
Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures invests in water treatment innovator Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd.

July 2019

Typhon  Treatment  Systems, an innovator in UV LED water treatment technology, has closed  a  financing  round  led  by  Saudi  Aramco  Energy  Ventures  (SAEV). 

Typhon's innovation  is  in  the use of UVC-LEDs for municipal and industrial scale water treatment applications.  

 Typhon’s technology simplifies both installation and operation of a UV system, offering the potential of reduced cost of ownership and, for the first time, enabling environmentally friendly, mercury free UV Disinfection for large volumes of water.

Richard  Riggs  of  SAEV  Europe  commented  “We  see  Typhon’s  technology  as  having  the  potential to provide substantial environmental and economic benefits to the global water industry"

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s leading fully integrated energy and petrochemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, SAEV’s mission is to invest globally in start‐up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to Aramco.

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Kevin Starling appointed as Chairman of the Board of directors

August 2019

Kevin has extensive experience in the UK and overseas water sector as CEO/MD of many large scale water utilities.  More recently Kevin has supported a number of technology companies to successfully develop and deploy their products and services across multiple international markets.

Peter McNulty, CEO of Typhon comments: LED lighting is taking over the world. Typhon has developed a unique solution to using UV LED light sources to disinfect high flow rates of water making our system suitable for water utilities and industries around the world. Since the company inception in 2014 we have been working diligently to develop the technology and bring it to market. Now, with Kevin’s appointment we have someone who has the industry knowledge and experience the help shape and drive our growth aspirations.

Kevin Starling comments: UV LED has been spoken about within the water industry for the last 10 years or more and so to be part of the team which has developed the world’s first validated system is really exciting. I am delighted to be joining the board and look forward to helping to develop this dynamic business.

PhD
AOP using UV LED
team_lab
Validation 2
extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages
Dec 2020
team_lab
PhD student investigates the development of AOP using UV LED

October 2020

Typhon Treatment systems Ltd. have colaborated with Cranfield University and Anglian Water Services to offer a PhD student the opportunity to investigate the development of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) using UV LED technology.

The duration of the study is 3 years and is intended to facilitate the route from scientific discovery to large scale implementation.
The successful candidate will be in regular contact with the AWS Innovation Discovery and Typhon scientific teams and will be part of the Drinking Water group at Cranfield University Water Science Institute.

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Validation 2 - extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages

December 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. have successfully carried out the second validation on their BIO-310 UV LED Reactor.

Testing was carried out at the Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) facility in Germany with 3rd Party oversight by Carollo Engineers Inc.

Testing was again conducted to the USEPA UVDGM (Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual) protocol and the Innovative Approaches guidelines.

This second validation of the BIO-310 Reactor was carried out primarily because the LED advancements since validation 1 in 2018 have been such that the validation envelope can now be significantly extended.

But this second round of testing has also allowed Typhon to validate some of the advantages of using LED light sources including: Modular Reactor Build; Dynamic Switching of LEDs; Reducing LED population; and in-built redundancy

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British Antarctic Survey
BAS logo square
IUVA 2021
Audrius Židonis presents
April 2021
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British Antarctic Survey and clean hot water drilling to access subglacial lake

February 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has used their photonic design capabilities to develop a bespoke UV LED surface disinfection system which will be used as a final sanitation stage for a hot water deep ice drilling project.

The British Antarctic Survey team responsible for this expedition exclusively commissioned Typhon to develop the system because using LEDs avoids the potential contamination of the site with mercury.  

Cleanliness of the equipment entering the drill shaft is critical because the purpose of the expedition is to access an uncontaminated subglacial lake which has been sealed in the ice for 1,000s of years.    

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Audrius Židonis presents at IUVA World Congress 2021

April 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Lead Mechanical Engineer Audrius Židonis will be presenting at the International Ultraviolet Associations World Congress in June 2021.

Audrius will be discussing the 'Numerical Modelling of a Large-Scale UV-LED Reactor Performance'.

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IoW Innovation Awards 2021
Northern Area Winners
May 2021
WIA 2021
Winners!
Mar 2021
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Institute of Water Innovation awards 2021 - Northern Area Winners

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd., alongside United Utilities and with the support of MMB have won the Northern Area Innovation award for the Cumwhinton UV LED Disinfection project.

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Water Industry Awards 2021 - Drinking Water Initiative of the Year - Winners!

May 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd and United Utilities have won the award for the 'Drinking Water Initiative of the Year' for "The World’s First Municipal UVLED Disinfection System Installation" at the 2021 Water Industry Awards.

White Paper
Municipal UV LED Disinfection
Jun 2020
UV LED Disinfection White Paper publication
White Paper Publication

May 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has published it's White Paper discussing the development of municipal scale UV LED disinfection.

Innovus Technology Investment Fund
Grant awards
Innovus Technology Investment Fund
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Innovus Technology Investment Fund

July 2015

Innovus is the creative approach to technology commercialisation being taken by the likes of the University of Manchester and the National Nuclear Laboratory. 

Typhon initially approached the Innovus programme looking to secure proof-of-concept funding for the development of their novel idea for water purification technology. 

This allowed Typhon to engage with the FIS360 commercialisation experts who provided an initial appraisal to assess the viability of the technology, its application, and the immediate and future goals of the business to develop the commercial case in support of the funding application.

The FIS360 team then successfully supported Typhon through the process of securing proof-of-concept funding, followed by further, prototype development funding from the Innovus Regional Growth Fund.

 

 

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MP Rory Stewart
visits 'Game Changing' Typhon Treatment Systems
May 2017
Rory Stewart visits Typhon
MP Rory Stewart visits ‘Game Changing’ Typhon Treatment Systems

May 2017

Parliamentary Candidate for Penrith and The Border, Rory Stewart, visited Typhon Treatment Systems, a Penrith-based water treatment equipment manufacturer specializing in using ultraviolet LEDs, to learn more about how the company’s plans to reduce the cost of creating safe drinking water.

Rory was shown around the company’s facilities by Dr Matthew Simpson and Peter McNulty who both founded the company three years ago. They formed the company after working together on an off-grid water project in Nigeria, where the need for electrical efficiency and simplicity of operation inspired them to investigate the possibility of applying low power LED light sources to high flow ultraviolet water treatment equipment. None such system existed, so, in 2014 Typhon Treatment Systems was formed to create it. From there, the pair have attracted many admirers for their work and Typhon are currently working with United Utilities on a prototype project at Cumwhinton, and they are looking forward to monitoring the results over the coming months.

After giving Rory a tour of the site, the Typhon team demonstrated their patent-pending product to the MP, who was impressed by their ingenuity and the amazing potential of UV LED to treat water. Furthermore, their commitment to using local suppliers, and employing staff from the region, was commended by the MP.

Speaking about the visit Rory said: ‘Underneath all the science, is an incredible idea. Typhon is an amazing example of the the dynamic pace of business in Cumbria.’

Innovation Lab No.1
Typhon named as one of the United Utilities partners.
Feb 2018
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Typhon named as one of United Utilities Innovation Lab partners

Febuary 2018

The United Utilities Innovation Lab was the first of its kind in the UK.  

UU set out a challenge against five priority improvement areas. These included: Connected water and customer; Proactive customer actions; Predictive asset maintenance; Safe and healthy worker; and the catch all... Future of water.

Advertising to 1,500 suppliers the aim was to reach out to people working in a range of sectors and countries.

80 applications were received. That list was narrowed down to 22 applicants invited to pitch their ideas and of those, 7 successful finalists were named as United Utilities Innovation Lab Partners 

Out of the seven to join the lab, five had never worked in the UK water industry before and the seven came from around the world - including France, Portugal, Canada, Australia, India as well as the UK.

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. was one of the lucky seven and the 10 weeks engagement programme led to extensive field trials looking at both AOP and Disinfection applications and culminated in the award of a 10 year innovation framework.

Validation 1
Worlds first - USEPA UVDGM Validation of a UV LED System
July 2018
V1 Set-up
BIO-310 USEPA UVDGM Validation

July 2018

Typhon Treatment Systems have completed the worlds first validation of a UV LED reactor.

The testing was carried out using the USEPA UVDGM protocol under the 3rd Party oversight of the renowned Jim Bolton, founder of Bolton Photosciences Inc.

The BIO-310 UV LED Reactor incorporates 1,000 UVC LEDs in an integrated array and marks an important staging post for the water industry in proving the concept of high-capacity UV LED Disinfection.

Traditionally a validation process establishes a set of limitations under which a UV System is able to perform, and those limitations apply through the life of the product unless a future validation resets those limitations.

However, an important aspect of the Typhon system is the ability for future generations of LEDs to be applied to the reactor and thus allow the system to take advantage of the technological advances of increased power and efficiency without the need to constantly revalidate the system.

The Validation process established a performance envelope which, as LEDs improve, will allow the performance of the reactor to track across that envelope.

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IUVA 2019
Olivier Autin presents
Feb 2019
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Olivier Autin presents at IUVA World Congress 2019

February 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems lead process scientist Olivier Autin presents the 'Validation of a UV reactor containing UV-LEDs for the disinfection of municipal drinking water' and the results of a full-scale validation testing of Typhons BIO-310 UV LED Reactor conducted in July 2018 in the UK.

Testing followed the Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual (UVDGM) with some adaptations according to the draft ‘Innovative Approaches for Validation of Ultraviolet Disinfection Reactors for Drinking Water Systems’ guidelines from the US-EPA using MS2 as challenge microorganism.

This work represents what is believed to be the first large scale UV reactor containing UV-LEDs to be validated for municipal drinking water disinfection purposes using the combined variable approach. 

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Cumwhinton
The worlds first municipal scale UV LED System
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Typhon win the order for the Worlds First municipal UV LED installation

June 2019

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. - a UK‐based manufacturer of UV LED water treatment systems has won an order to install its innovative technology at the 28MLD, Cumwhinton Drinking Water Plant in the North West of the UK. The facility, owned by United Utilities, will be the first municipal‐scale UV LED system in the world. The environmentally friendly, mercury‐free system is being installed as a Cryptosporidium barrier.
6 of Typhons USEPA validated BIO-310 UV LED reactors will be installed in parallel downstream of the facility’s Rapid Gravity Filters.

The facility upgrade will enable United Utilities to achieve its resilience goals for the next Asset Management Period.  United Utilities’ Director of Water & Scientific Services Dr. Martin Padley states, “We spotted the potential in Typhon’s product as part of our pioneering Innovation Lab programme, and after working with Typhon to assure regulatory validation, we are confident this technology represents good value for our customers. United Utilities is committed to the future of water treatment, and this technology is part of it.”

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SAEV
invest in Typhon
July 2019
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Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures invests in water treatment innovator Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd.

July 2019

Typhon  Treatment  Systems, an innovator in UV LED water treatment technology, has closed  a  financing  round  led  by  Saudi  Aramco  Energy  Ventures  (SAEV). 

Typhon's innovation  is  in  the use of UVC-LEDs for municipal and industrial scale water treatment applications.  

 Typhon’s technology simplifies both installation and operation of a UV system, offering the potential of reduced cost of ownership and, for the first time, enabling environmentally friendly, mercury free UV Disinfection for large volumes of water.

Richard  Riggs  of  SAEV  Europe  commented  “We  see  Typhon’s  technology  as  having  the  potential to provide substantial environmental and economic benefits to the global water industry"

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures LLC is the corporate venturing subsidiary of Aramco, the world’s leading fully integrated energy and petrochemical enterprise. Headquartered in Dhahran with offices in North America, Europe and Asia, SAEV’s mission is to invest globally in start‐up and high growth companies with technologies of strategic importance to Aramco.

Kevin Starling
Typhon appoints new Chairman
Aug 2019
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Kevin Starling appointed as Chairman of the Board of directors

August 2019

Kevin has extensive experience in the UK and overseas water sector as CEO/MD of many large scale water utilities.  More recently Kevin has supported a number of technology companies to successfully develop and deploy their products and services across multiple international markets.

Peter McNulty, CEO of Typhon comments: LED lighting is taking over the world. Typhon has developed a unique solution to using UV LED light sources to disinfect high flow rates of water making our system suitable for water utilities and industries around the world. Since the company inception in 2014 we have been working diligently to develop the technology and bring it to market. Now, with Kevin’s appointment we have someone who has the industry knowledge and experience the help shape and drive our growth aspirations.

Kevin Starling comments: UV LED has been spoken about within the water industry for the last 10 years or more and so to be part of the team which has developed the world’s first validated system is really exciting. I am delighted to be joining the board and look forward to helping to develop this dynamic business.

PhD
AOP using UV LED
team_lab
team_lab
PhD student investigates the development of AOP using UV LED

October 2020

Typhon Treatment systems Ltd. have colaborated with Cranfield University and Anglian Water Services to offer a PhD student the opportunity to investigate the development of Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) using UV LED technology.

The duration of the study is 3 years and is intended to facilitate the route from scientific discovery to large scale implementation.
The successful candidate will be in regular contact with the AWS Innovation Discovery and Typhon scientific teams and will be part of the Drinking Water group at Cranfield University Water Science Institute.

cranfield2
aws-logo-desktop
Validation 2
extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages
Dec 2020
4 (2)
Validation 2 - extending the performance envelope and proving operational advantages

December 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. have successfully carried out the second validation on their BIO-310 UV LED Reactor.

Testing was carried out at the Technologiezentrum Wasser (TZW) facility in Germany with 3rd Party oversight by Carollo Engineers Inc.

Testing was again conducted to the USEPA UVDGM (Ultraviolet Disinfection Guidance Manual) protocol and the Innovative Approaches guidelines.

This second validation of the BIO-310 Reactor was carried out primarily because the LED advancements since validation 1 in 2018 have been such that the validation envelope can now be significantly extended.

But this second round of testing has also allowed Typhon to validate some of the advantages of using LED light sources including: Modular Reactor Build; Dynamic Switching of LEDs; Reducing LED population; and in-built redundancy

carollo square
TZW square
British Antarctic Survey
BAS logo square
4
British Antarctic Survey and clean hot water drilling to access subglacial lake

February 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has used their photonic design capabilities to develop a bespoke UV LED surface disinfection system which will be used as a final sanitation stage for a hot water deep ice drilling project.

The British Antarctic Survey team responsible for this expedition exclusively commissioned Typhon to develop the system because using LEDs avoids the potential contamination of the site with mercury.  

Cleanliness of the equipment entering the drill shaft is critical because the purpose of the expedition is to access an uncontaminated subglacial lake which has been sealed in the ice for 1,000s of years.    

Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-1
Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-4
Typhon - British Antarctic Survey-10
IUVA 2021
Audrius Židonis presents
April 2021
AZ photo
Audrius Židonis presents at IUVA World Congress 2021

April 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Lead Mechanical Engineer Audrius Židonis will be presenting at the International Ultraviolet Associations World Congress in June 2021.

Audrius will be discussing the 'Numerical Modelling of a Large-Scale UV-LED Reactor Performance'.

IUVA4
IoW Innovation Awards 2021
Northern Area Winners
May 2021
MicrosoftTeams-image (7)
Institute of Water Innovation awards 2021 - Northern Area Winners

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd., alongside United Utilities and with the support of MMB have won the Northern Area Innovation award for the Cumwhinton UV LED Disinfection project.

UU logo square
MMB
WIA 2021
Winners!
Mar 2021
WIA21-social-winner-DrinkingWater
Water Industry Awards 2021 - Drinking Water Initiative of the Year - Winners!

May 2021

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd and United Utilities have won the award for the 'Drinking Water Initiative of the Year' for "The World’s First Municipal UVLED Disinfection System Installation" at the 2021 Water Industry Awards.

White Paper
Municipal UV LED Disinfection
Jun 2020
UV LED Disinfection White Paper publication
White Paper Publication

May 2020

Typhon Treatment Systems Ltd. has published it's White Paper discussing the development of municipal scale UV LED disinfection.

Why Typhon’s UV LED Water Treatment?

An optimally energy-efficient configuration of UV LEDs in a water treatment system, will be first to compete with Hg UV, and will retain its advantage as UV LED performance improves.

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