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Welcome to the 2023 IUVA World Congress

Please mark your calendar and join us at the 2023 IUVA World Congress taking place September 10-13, 2023 at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City in Dubai, U.A.E.

Watch this site over the next few months as we will post information on the conference program, exhibits, and hotel/travel details.


Submit by May 19, 2023

The IUVA requests abstracts for both oral and poster presentations for the 2023 IUVA World Congress taking place September 10-13, 2023 at the InterContinental Dubai - Festival City in Dubai, U.A.E.

As new challenges continue to arise in air and surface disinfection applications, fighting infectious diseases like Covid-19, drinking water, reuse water and wastewater treatment, air pollution, hospital infections, ballast water treatment and industrial effluents, new applications emerge for UV technologies. The focus of this conference is to present the most recent advancements in technology and research addressing the environmental, health, and treatment process challenges of today, as well as to discuss the current trends in UV regulations and new applications.

Abstracts should be submitted online by MAY 19, 2023. The abstract length is 200-300 words (no figures) and should include full contact information for the corresponding author. After the authors are notified of acceptance, they will be required to submit a document for the proceedings in one of the following formats:

  • Full paper
  • Presentation slides

The requirements for each format will be announced at a later date.

Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will include a 15-minute oral presentation followed by 5 minutes of discussion. Abstracts accepted for poster presentations may include a 5-minute oral presentation session (to be determined) followed by a 45 minute Q&A session at each poster session.

Oral presentations are to be of a scientific, technical, and educational nature. Commercial presentations are not acceptable, except for the special Industrial Showcase session (see below).

Suggested topics include:

Regulatory trends and establishing guidelines

Technology trends: UV-C LED devices, Mercury-based light-sources, electronic drivers and reactors

Low wavelengths: modeling, measurement and safety

Validation issues: CFD, velocity profiles and correction factors

Startup, commissioning and O&M issues of UV systems

UV-LED system integration and applications

Advanced Oxidation; UV-photocatalysts, UV-ozone, UV-peroxide, UV-chlorine



  • Disinfection
  • Municipal drinking water, reuse water and wastewater
  • Bio-pharmaceutical and Pharmaceutical
  • Beverage
  • Hatcheries
  • Healthcare
  • Ballast water treatment

  • Reduction in TOC, chlorine, chloramine, ozone
  • Industrial water supply and discharge
  • Residential
  • Aquatics
  • Surface treatment
  • Air treatment

Special Industrial Showcase Session:

We are also requesting abstracts for a special “Industrial Showcase” session. These presentations do not need to be scientific and can be of commercial interest to the greater UV community, showcasing the latest technology available to the industry from the supply chain.

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