PearlAqua Micro

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June 2021
Headquarters Elsmere, KY 41018, USA
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PearlAqua Micro - PearlAqua Micro is a UV-C LED water disinfection platform designed for Point-of-Use applications.

The Solution provides safe and clean disinfection of potable water "on demand" without the use of chemicals or mercury containing components. The basis of UV disinfection is the application of a germicidal wavelength emission (UV-C) targeting microorganism DNA which is disrupted and therefore can not replicate and hence is not able to induce illness or disease. The application of UV for this purpose is well understood and accepted. The novelty of this solution is the utilization of compact UV-C LED technology in place of existing solutions that use mercury vapor lamps to emit the necessary germicidal wavelengths. Compact dimensions and straightforward installation means the Solution can easily be integrated into typical drinking water dispensing products close to the point of consumption

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Key features

  • Flow range of up to 8 LPM depending on dose requirements
  • Replaces half a kilo of chlorine use over one year of use. 2.5 kilos of chlorine over its average lifetime
  • Replaces up to 200 mg of mercury used per year when being used in place of conventional mercury UV systems
  • PearlAqua Micro utilizes 20% of the electricity when compared to conventional UV disinfection
  • Consumes 0 harmful chemicals - compare chlorine based disinfection technologies
  • 0 use of mercury for lightsource compared to classic UV disinfection solutions

Profitability

  • The lifetime can range from 5,000 hours to 10,000 hours on time depending on the customer specification
  • A conventional UV system might cost $650 after three years, while the PearlAqua Micro can cost as low as $25 after three years

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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