AquiSense Technologies reported that it signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Washington University to further advance UV LED disinfection system development.
For the CRADA partnership, AquiSense is working with US EPA researchers at the National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) and Washington University’s Department of Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
The R&D partnership intends to design, fabricate, and test an integrated water treatment system incorporating advanced ultraviolet LED (UV LED) disinfection and filtration technologies.
The developers intend to create an integrated device that will operate with higher flow rates and meet more challenging water quality standards than currently available commercial systems. The NHSRC is particularly looking to develop rugged and quickly deployable emergency water treatment systems that can provide safe water after natural and human-caused incidents.
“We are excited to participate in this development agreement as it showcases patented AquiSense technology and allows the expansion of UV LED disinfection technology to new application areas including; small community water and wastewater systems and a variety of industrial solutions,” said AquiSense CEO, Oliver Lawal. “The agreement we have announced today further reinforces our ability to maintain this leadership position as our UV-C LED technologies will be optimized for more challenging water treatment scenarios.”
AquiSense Involved in Other Research Collaborations
In addition to today’s announcement, AquiSense says it is currently participating in many other innovative research collaborations. According to AquiSense, the supply of cutting-edge UV-C LED research equipment such as the PearlBeam collimated beam device, is enabling over 40 laboratories worldwide to advance the application science of numerous critical human and environmental projects.
For example, the company is closely cooperating in field studies with separate groups at University of Colorado at Boulder and Dalhousie University, as part of the Biocontamination Integrated Control for Wet Systems for Space Exploration (BIOWYSE) project. The BIOWYSE project intends to address biocontamination issues on the International Space Station (ISS).
Watch the CRADA video: https://www.epa.gov/sciencematters/epa-researchers-partner-waterstep-deliver-clean-water-during-emergencies
Learn more about EPA NHSRC: http://www.epa.gov/homeland-security-research