UV-C LED reaches Japanese residential water reuse market with Mitsubishi Electric partnership
High-level microbial disinfection in water reuse
AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED water disinfection technology, is proud to announce a unique version of its PearlAqua Micro product specifically for Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO).
The partnership provides MELCO with AquiSense’s patented ultraviolet light emitting diode (UV-C LED) water treatment technology for MELCO’s residential “Eco Cute” hot-water systems.
MELCO spent over two years evaluating UV-C LED technology solutions from over a dozen suppliers for its market leading CO2 heat-pump hot water supply system, selecting UV-C LED based on its low energy consumption, long service life and small footprint.
AquiSense was selected as the long-term supplier based on leading product performance, high-volume manufacturing capability and competitive pricing. The new component from AquiSense, based on its market leading PearlAqua Micro platform, offers a high-level microbial disinfection barrier in hot water reuse.
Unlike competing units, where pathogens remain throughout the water recycling process, the new UV LED disinfection acts as a barrier preventing contamination from future cycles.
World’s largest UV-C LED contract to date
Mitsubishi is a global conglomerate with product solutions on every continent and is known for their quality, sustainability, and innovation in a broad range of markets and applications. This agreement shows MELCO, a key subsidiary of Mitsubishi, have made a deep forward-looking commitment to deploy mercury-free UV-C LED technology in its products for decades to come, providing AquiSense substantial production growth for an extended period.
“This partnership signifies a huge adaptation of UV-C LED technology in the residential market. Not only is this the world’s largest UV-C LED supply contract to date, it is likely larger than all previous contracts combined,” said Jun Miyauchi, AquiSense Asian Regional Sales Director.
Oliver Lawal, CEO of AquiSense, added: “We are excited about this new partnership with MELCO. It represents a lot of hard work by our whole team globally and with production already underway. This again reinforces our position that UV-C LED technology offers unique benefits that expand the application use of chemical-free disinfection.”