AquiSense Case Study
SUEZ Water Purification Systems is a world leader of water purification equipment specializing in a wide range of technologies including, ion exchange, carbon absorption, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet irradiation, electro-deionisation, and ultrafiltration. The company designs, develops and manufactures systems for use in applications including healthcare, industrial, and research laboratories.
SUEZ Water Purification Systems is based in the UK and is part of the SUEZ Group, providing solutions for managing water and waste to improve environmental and economic performance for cities and industries.
Water purification systems are used widely in laboratories around the world to purify water for a range of applications. They are designed to remove the majority of risk of bacterial contamination. However, SUEZ Water Purification Systems identified a potential risk of contamination at the point of dispense. Airborne pathogens can contaminate the dispense point, thus risking the integrity of any future samples.
Conventional UV disinfection technology is unable to properly handle the needs for point-of-dispense disinfection. Mercury lamps in conventional UV disinfection can be a concern for environmental disposal.
“The new UV LED system eliminates recontamination problems by using advanced design work located within the dispense head. This is the first time such technology has been used in this way and brings a number of further important benefits to the SUEZ water purification products.”
– John Higgs, Innovation Engineer at SUEZ Water Purification Systems