Erlanger, Ky. (March 14, 2013) – UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has promoted Municipal Sales Manager Paul Ropic to Vice President of Technology. The move accommodates the company’s recent growth in UV-C LED disinfection technology.
Aquionics VP of Technology, Paul Ropic.
In his new position, Ropic will work closely with Aquionics sister companies Hanovia and Berson to coordinate new product research and development efforts. He will also lead the expansion of Aquionics’ product portfolio, including the UV-Pearl, the world’s first UV-C LED disinfection system.
“Recent events including the introduction of breakthrough technology like UV-C LEDs, our move to a new facility, and our full pipeline of new product developments require strong technical oversight that Paul is very capable to provide,” said Aquionics President Oliver Lawal.
Ropic has almost two decades of experience in UV disinfection. He joined Aquionics in January 2012 as Municipal Sales Manager. Prior to that, he held a number of senior technical and commercial positions with another major UV manufacturer. Ropic is registered as a Chartered Engineer by the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from Salford University (Manchester, UK).
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Erlanger, Ky. (March 12, 2013) – Aquionics President, Oliver Lawal, will be speaking at the Hot Market Watch international trade conference, April 4 at the Cintas Center at Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio). The event is hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Southern Ohio District Export Council, and will focus on the emerging markets of India, Indonesia, Russia and South Korea.
Aquionics President, Oliver Lawal, will present at the Hot Market Watch trade conference.
In his presentation, Lawal will address general market trends in water and the challenges faced to meet water security issues.
For more information, visit www.ohiodec.org/hotmarketwatch.
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Users avoid expensive modifications to bring systems in line with current guidelines
Erlanger, Ky. (February 14, 2013) – The American Water Works Association (AWWA) and International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) working group has released a new communication related to low wavelength, medium pressure disinfection. Current users of Aquionics UV systems have found that their equipment is already in compliance, while other municipalities have selected Aquionics to help them avoid the uncertainty factors to account for low UV wavelengths.
Aquionics InLine+ systems comply with AWWA/ IUVA guidelines.
According to the document, state legislators and engineers are now recommending the application of a correction factor for municipal drinking water medium-pressure UV systems to compensate for the effects of wavelengths less than 240nm. Pathogen surrogates used for testing have proven to react differently than actual target pathogens to these low wavelengths. Therefore, previous validation testing and modeling may have overestimated inactivation of harmful target pathogens. While Aquionics systems have always blocked wavelengths less than 240nm with the use of type 240 quartz sleeves, users of similar medium pressure systems not in compliance will be required to re-evaluate system sizing and possibly make costly modifications or purchase new equipment.
Since the Low Wavelength Document was published, Aquionics has won a number of new medium pressure UV system projects where owners are adding UV treatment for disinfection of cryptosporidium and giardia. In the past few months, the communities of Ronan, Montana; Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor and Northeast Harbor (Maine); as well as the Canadian Forces Base Suffield (Alberta, Canada) have purchased InLine+ systems from Aquionics.
The InLine+ is a medium pressure, closed vessel UV disinfection system. It features simple installation and virtually maintenance-free operation with a standard automatic quartz sleeve wiping system, variable power ballast output and 3rd party validations for conformance to USEPA drinking water guidelines, NWRI reuse guidelines and has NSF approval.
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Move allows increased production for new UV-Pearl UV-C LED disinfection system
Erlanger, Ky. (February 5, 2013) – To accommodate for its continued growth, UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has moved to a new location in Erlanger, Ky. The new facility is close to the international airport, and allows the company to complete more of its manufacturing in-house.
Customers test Aquionics disinfection products in the new training center.
Aquionics’ new location provides increased manufacturing space for the company’s disinfection systems for municipal, industrial, aquatic and laboratory applications. There is a clean room to accommodate manufacture of the new UV-Pearl, the world’s first disinfection system to use UV-C LED technology. The new location also includes a new training center for customers to test equipment and learn proper operational procedures.
The company’s new address is 1455 Jamike Ave, Suite 100, Erlanger, Kentucky 41018. Its current phone number and website address will remain the same.
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UV-Pearl only device to offer UV-C LED technology for low power water treatment
Erlanger, Ky. (October 23, 2012) – Aquionics’ new UV-Pearl is the world’s first water disinfection system to use UV-C LED technology, allowing instant full intensity on start-up and mercury-free water treatment. The compact system can operate as a standalone unit or be easily integrated into OEM devices, ultrapure water generators, process water loops, medical sterilization equipment and many other point-of-use applications.
The UV-Pearl UV-C LED disinfection system from Aquionics.
The UV-Pearl uses highly efficient UV LED lamps, which emit waves of light in the deep UV spectral (UV-C) range that destroy microorganisms on a cellular level. The LEDs can be tuned to different wavelengths from 240-280 nm, allowing targeting of specific pathogens. The Pearl is capable of producing a UV Dose of 60mJ/cm2 at a flow of 0.5 gpm (1.89 lpm) with only 50mW of optical power. These results were repeated at two independent laboratories using the Bacteriophage MS2 virus as a subject, and represent a significant improvement from UV-C LED research presented over the last decade.
UV-Pearl is capable of withstanding unlimited cycling without lamp degradation. The system is not affected by water temperature and can continue to operate with no flow.
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Erlanger, Ky. (September 4, 2012) – Aquionics has named Mickey Speck as Regional Sales Manager for the company’s SwimLine brand of UV disinfection systems for aquatic applications.
Aquionics Western Regional Sales Manager, Mickey Speck.
In his new role, Speck has been tasked with growing the company’s presence in the western United States. He will provide product support and technical assistance for existing customers, and educate potential customers about the benefits of UV disinfection.
UV disinfection uses light to destroy microorganisms in water, reducing the cost of chemicals associated with other methods of disinfection. The resulting water is environmentally safe and more gentle on people and equipment than pure chemical disinfection. Aquionics’ SwimLine systems are third party validated and feature Power Stepping™ technology, which adjusts input power as needed for adequate disinfection and efficient energy consumption.
Speck has 23 years of experience in aquatic equipment sales and manufacturing. Most recently, he was Aquatics National Sales Manager for Siemens AG, where he handled sales of UV systems and controllers. Speck holds a degree from the University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, Calif.) and has completed CPO (Certified Pool and Spa Operator) and UV certification.
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Erlanger, Ky. (August 24, 2012) – UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has appointed Tricia Rich as Aquatics Aftermarket Customer Service Representative.
Aquionics Aquatics Customer Service Representative, Tricia Rich.
In her new role, Rich will be the single point of contact for aquatics aftermarket customers. She is responsible for growing Aquionics’ aquatic business by establishing and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers. Rich will provide aftermarket maintenance support through quotes, processing sales orders and providing order status and procurement functions.
Prior to Aquionics, Rich has held a number of roles in sales and customer support. Her professional experience includes 13 years of customer service and inside sales.
Aquionics’ UV disinfection systems eliminate harmful chlorine-resistant microorganisms while simultaneously improving water quality for swimmers. UV light neutralizes chloramines, the harmful byproduct of chlorine disinfection responsible for strong odors, skin and eye irriation, and damage to pool equipment.
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Erlanger, Ky. (August 22, 2012) – Aquionics will display its compact and efficient UV disinfection systems at booth 5921 during the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). The show will be held at the New Orleans Convention Center (New Orleans, La.) from September 29 to October 3.
Aquionics UV disinfection systems, on display at WEFTEC 2012.
UV disinfection eliminates microorganisms on a cellular level, making water safe for reintroduction into the environment. Aquionics’ systems pass wastewater through closed vessel or open channel configurations, exposing it to light from low or medium pressure, high-output amalgam lamps.
Automatic quartz sleeve cleaning systems reduce maintenance and optimize disinfection. Simple intelligent control software allows facilities to access information on system performance and customize operating parameters to work with plant controls. A Power Stepping feature regulates power to the lamps, adjusting input power as needed for adequate disinfection and efficient power consumption. All systems have been third-party validated and treat a wide range of flows and water quality.
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UV disinfection system products team members against waterborne pathogens
Erlanger, Ky. (August 6, 2012) – Aquionics UV disinfection equipment has helped the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, North Carolina, promote safe training conditions for the 2012 U.S. Slalom Canoe and Kayak Team.
The Aquionics InLine 18000+ provides disinfection for U.S. Whitewater Center.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center, the training facility for the 2012 U.S. Team, is the world’s largest man-made whitewater river designed with a recirculating water supply. In 2006, it was mandated by the state of North Carolina to provide some type of barrier against pathogens in the water that might come into contact with team members. The USNWC evaluated disinfection products, including chemical disinfectants. The Aquionics system was selected based on its small footprint, easy installation and low maintenance costs.
The USNWC purchased an InLine 18000+ UV disinfection system. Water passing through the Inline 18000+ is exposed to UV light from 18 medium pressure amalgam lamps, which eliminate microorganisms on a cellular level. The system has 20” inlet/ outlet flanges and is equipped with an automatic quartz sleeve cleaning system and UV intensity sensor to ensure proper UV dosage.
“Aquionics’ InLine system helps us maintain a safe training environment without maintenance,” said Jeff Wise, Executive Director of the USNWC.
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UV-Pearl five times more efficient than conventional disinfection
Erlanger, Ky. (March 14, 2012) – Aquionics will launch its unprecedented UV LED system for water disinfection at Interphex 2012, May 1-3 at the Javits Center (New York, N.Y.). Visitors can see the UV-Pearl at the company’s booth 1474.
The UV-Pearl UV LED disinfection system from Aquionics at Interphex 2012.
The UV-Pearl offers highly efficient disinfection for the pharmaceutical and health care industry using a mercury free design for flows lower than 5 gpm. The UV-Pearl is easily integrated into OEM devices, ultrapure water generation, process water loops, laboratory research equipment and washing/rinsing machines. The system’s UV-LED disinfection technology activates instantly to begin treatment and can easily operate in no flow conditions if needed. On/off cycles have no effect on system operation. The UV-Pearl’s revolutionary compact design allows for an unlimited number of configurations.
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