Company – Mission statement

Water is our most valuable resource. There is no life without water. Clean water is becoming increasingly important. Even though water covers over 70% of the earth’s surface, only 1% can be used as drinking water. Healthy and ecologically purified drinking, bathing and process water is an investment in tomorrow’s world.

Wapure International stands for 35 years of experience in research and the development of water purification in the areas of ultraviolet radiation and ozone oxidation.

Hans Berson, an engineer, founded Berson Milieutechniek B.V. in the Netherlands in 1974 and has already implemented several patents in the areas of ultraviolet sterilisation, ozone oxidation and (waste) water purification. In 1986 this future-oriented company was taken over by the British HALMA PLC Group and is listed on the London stock exchange. Hans Berson has been a freelance consultant for various renowned companies throughout the world.

In 1996 Hans Berson founded Wapure International with the objective of pushing ahead with environmentally friendly, healthy and non-residual water purification, also making this technology available for smaller budgets.

Barbara Hartenstein-Berson MBA took on the management of Wapure International in 2003 and relocated production to Germany.

UVOX Redox® participated in EU project “demEAUmed”

Demonstrating integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities (DemEAUmed)

We are proud that Wapure International GmbH has been elected as partner for UV-Disinfection, Ozonation and Advanced Oxidation Process (A.O.P.) to participate in the EU research project demEAUmed.

Demonstration of innovative water treatment solutions

The DemEAUmed project is an European project co-funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Program. The aim of the project is to demonstrate integrated innovative technologies for an optimal and safe closed water cycle in Mediterranean tourist facilities.

At the demonstration site Hotel Samba in Lloret de Mar, Spain  innovative water treatment technologies will be properly combined and tested. Please find more information on the project website:

Here you can download the extensive test results of the demEAUmed project.

Using these test results, the UVOX Redox® process has been patented for many applications.We are happy to inform you in detail about the UVOX process and its use in the different areas of water treatment.

Wapure International is convinced that water disinfection is the growth market of the future. Wapure ensures on a global basis that water:

  • does not lead to disease
  • can be used repeatedly
  • does not pollute the environment