Results Positive for First Commercial UV-C LED Disinfection System

Aquionics’ prototype proves five times more efficient than conventional methods

Erlanger, Kentucky (October 5, 2011) – UV disinfection specialist Aquionics and LED expert Dot Metrics Technologies presented the results of their innovative UV LED based reactor design at the North American IUVA Conference (Toronto, ON). The results proved their UV LED disinfection system to be five times more efficient than conventional disinfection systems.

Aquionics’ and Dot Metrics’ new UV-LED disinfection system proved five times more efficient than conventional disinfection systems.

Aquionics’ and Dot Metrics’ new UV-LED disinfection system proved five times more efficient than conventional disinfection systems.

The results were obtained from studies conducted by University of North Carolina (Charlotte, N.C.) and University of Colorado (Boulder, Colo.). They show more than a 3 log reduction of E. coli at an optical power efficiency exceeding 10 gpm/ Watt. Conventional mercury based UV systems have yet to break the 2 gpm/ Watt peak performance level.

UV LEDs have proven effective in applications where UV disinfection was previously thought impossible. The process is mercury free, activated and deactivated in only nine nanoseconds, and operates using low voltage sources. Such benefits are a vast improvement over conventional disinfection methods, and make the new system prime for market adoption.

Aquionics and Dot Metrics Technologies anticipate the first in a series of products built around this new technology to be available in early 2012.

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