16 September 2020
AquiSense launches first UV-C LED point-of-entry system for water treatment
Nikkiso Group company AquiSense Technologies LLC of Erlanger, KY, USA (which designs and manufactures water, air and surface disinfection systems based on UV-C LEDs) has launched the PearlAqua Deca, the first UV LED disinfection system designed for the point-of-entry residential, commercial and light industrial markets.
AquiSense says that the PearlAqua Deca offers operational benefits specific to LEDs, including intermittent flow management, mercury free, and low cost of ownership. The system provides greater than 99.99% disinfection, it is reckoned, in a small, self-contained unit. It also features automatic on/off switching in addition to Dynamic Power Control, which reduces overall energy consumption and extends lamp replacement intervals. The PearlAqua Deca offers whole house disinfection with flow rates up to 12gpm (45lpm).
While priced competitively with similarly featured conventional UV systems, the benefits of intermittent power use and extended lamp replacement interval means that the total cost of ownership is actually lower after just three years.
System sizing is based on third-party bioassay testing, with additional certifications in-progress, continuing AquiSense’s practice of introducing world-first UV LED products that are third-party verified.
“This product launch symbolizes maturation of UV LED technology,” says CEO Oliver Lawal. “As this market grows, we will begin to see new products in both creative and disruptive applications.”