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AquiSense Sends UV-C System to the International Space Station

AquiSense Technologies Achieves Milestone with UV-C LED Technology on International Space Station Water Dispenser

AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in ultraviolet (UV) LED water disinfection systems, is proud to announce that the company’s UV-C LED technology has been successfully integrated into NASA’s Potable Water Dispenser aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and has been operational since August 2023. This marks a major advancement in space-based water disinfection capabilities and underscores the vital role of advanced water treatment technologies in supporting life beyond Earth. 

The Potable Water Dispenser (PWD), designed by Leidos and equipped with AquiSense Technologies’ PearlAqua Micro point-of-use UV-C LED disinfection system, was launched into space aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Designed to provide safe and clean drinking water for astronauts on the ISS, this innovative system represents a successful collaboration between AquiSense Technologies and Leidos, a global leader in aerospace and defense solutions. 

Using the popular PearlAqua Micro platform, AquiSense delivered the UV-C LED water disinfection system within the PWD, including the following highlights:

Advanced Disinfection Technology: AquiSense’s UV-C LED technology rapidly deactivates harmful microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and protozoa. This ensures that the water consumed by astronauts meets stringent safety standards, protecting their health in the demanding environment of space. 

Compact and Energy-Efficient Design: The compact footprint and energy-efficient operation of AquiSense’s UV-C LED system make it ideally suited for outer space applications where resources are limited, and space is at a premium.

Reliable Performance in Challenging Conditions: AquiSense’s UV-C LED water disinfection technology is engineered to withstand the rigors of space travel and operation in microgravity environment. Its robust construction and proven performance ensure consistent and reliable operation.

The successful launch and development of NASA’s Potable Water Dispenser underscores the importance of innovation and collaboration in advancing space exploration and supporting human life beyond Earth. AquiSense Technologies looks forward to continued partnership with Leidos and other aerospace industry leaders to further enhance water treatment solutions for space missions.