UV LED Opens New Opportunities In Water Purification Sector

6 Nov


An ultraviolet LED emits the light which virtually invisible to naked eyes, however, it serves several practical purposes. The UV LED technology is capable of converting electric energy into ultraviolet light. A few years ago, the applications of the technology were limited to curing, forensic, and counterfeit. However, the recent developments in technology have enabled it to stretch its legs into mainstream applications including disinfection, purifications, indoor, gardening, medical phototherapy, and sterilization.

According to Allied Market Research, the global UV LED market is expected to reach $1.2 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 17.3% during the forecast period. The rise in government initiatives toward energy efficiency, rapid growth in usage of environment safe LEDs, and growth of the UV LED lights would be the major drivers. What’s more, the UV LED has opened new opportunities in water purification. For instance, Acuva Technologies recently launched a new purification system based on UV LED technology.

Launch of novel UV LED-based purification systems

One of the leading companies in the drinking water purification technology industry, Acuva Technologies Inc., recently unveiled new additions to its portfolio. The newly-added systems feature–Acuva's patented technology–IntenseBeam that offers high disinfection while minimizing maintenance requirements.

Acuva’s first release, Eco-NX Silver would the world’s only Point-of-Use UV-LED system to acquire NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Class B Certification. It offers water disinfection for marine, home as well as RV applications. The system features a more compact form factor and built-in instant flow-sensing activation.

In other news, AquiSense Technologies, the U.S.-based company that deals with manufacturing UV-C LED water disinfection technology, recently obtained the world’s first-ever NSF Component Certification to its UV-C LED water treatment system called PearlAqua Micro. According to the company, the PearlAqua Micro range includes 5 model sizes that offer flow rates of up to 8 lpm along with third-party validation disinfection performance of up to 6 log pathogen reduction. The system is manufactured to be integrated at the point of use and provides 12 to 24 VDC input voltage, customizable housing options, several sensing, and alarm options, and automatic on/off control.

Oliver Lawal, the AquiSense CEO, stated that claiming the certification is another example of advancement in the UV-C LED technology. He added that the company had been working for years supporting NSF International to ensure the system is robust and future-proof.

Such advancements in the UV LED industry has opened new opportunities for the market players. Thus, companies such as Nordson Corporation and LG Innotek Co. Ltd. have been investing a huge pile of money to develop more efficient systems that find applications beyond conventional practices. And advent of UV LED in water purification is just a beginning.  

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Jessica Hamelburg

Jessica Hamelburg

PR & Marketing Professional at EquipNet, Inc.

Jessica Hamelburg is a content marketing coordinator and social media manager for a global industrial asset management company, EquipNet, Inc. Jessica holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Public Relations from Suffolk University and offers many years of experience in various forms of writing. Some of her favorite hobbies include exploring new music, creative writing and spending time with her dogs.


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