Mercury-Free Water Disinfection from Aquionics

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 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.

For more information about Aquionics and its family of products, visit the company's website at or call 1-800-925-0440.

Company Contact:
Oliver Lawal
Aquionics Inc.
21 Kenton Lands Road
Erlanger, KY 41018
Tel: +1 859.341.0710
Fax: +1 859.341.0350
E-mail: [email protected]