News | May 30, 2019

Klaran Introduces New 60mW UVC LED And Reactor Prototype For Water Disinfection, Demonstrating NSF Class A Performance

Klaran Concept Reactor Demonstrates Higher Levels of Disinfection at Lower Cost, Accelerating Business Impact for Manufacturers, Distributors and Operators of Point-of-Use Water Products

Klaran, a Crystal IS product line, recently announced the addition of a new 60mW UVC LED to its water disinfection (WD) series. In an advanced prototype reactor, the 60mW LED has demonstrated effective and affordable water treatment at flow rates up to three liters per minute, with disinfection rates comparable to NSF/ANSI 55 Class “A.” Klaran’s current WD series LEDs and water treatment reactors are used to treat point of use water at flow rates up to two liters per minute and at disinfection rates comparable with NSF/ANSI Class “B.”

The new reactor, which is expected to be ready for market in early 2020, incorporates a user-replaceable LED “engine” to address both the different market performance requirements and alternate business revenue models of the commercial water industry. Similar to Klaran’s other WD series devices, the new LED is priced under 25 cents per mW. “The introduction of our new 60mW LED marks another milestone in proving that UVC LEDs can affordably deliver the performance needs of the commercial and consumer point-of-use markets,” said Eoin Connolly, VP for Klaran.

Klaran’s expanding portfolio of products enable manufacturers and distributors of point-of-use water products to reduce their current total cost of ownership by addressing maintenance issues, such as annual replacement and unplanned service, related to traditional UVC technologies. Connolly continued, “An unplanned UV lamp failure can quickly cost hundreds of dollars to a service provider, making a serious impact on profit margins. Our rigorous testing of thousands of Klaran devices and ISO 9001 quality system provide the data-driven proof in the reliability and performance of our Klaran products.”

To learn more, visit booth 8.2H321 at AquaTech China or visit klaran.com.

About Klaran
The Klaran product line leverages the unique properties of Crystal IS’ Aluminum Nitride to provide premium germicidal UVC LEDs and associated modules for healthcare, consumer appliances and commercial water treatment.

As the leading choice for the world’s top appliance and equipment manufacturers, Klaran offers an international, award-winning team of application engineers to provide hands-on support for prototyping, testing and validation of its UVC LED solutions. For more information, visit klaran.com.

About Crystal IS
Crystal IS, an Asahi Kasei company and ISO 9001:2015 certified, is a pioneer in the development and commercialization of Aluminum Nitride substrates. Aluminum Nitride’s wider bandgap capability means that devices grown on Aluminum Nitride can more effectively (technically and economically) emit at the deeper ultraviolet (UVC) wavelengths than devices grown on sapphire. Crystal IS products are used to produce high performance UVC LEDs for environmental monitoring and disinfection in a variety of applications that enhance and sustain life and living around the world. For more information, visit cisuvc.com.

SOURCE: Klaran