Aquionics and Dot Metrics sign JDA to combine disinfection technologies

Date Announced: 01 Aug 2011

Erlanger, Kentucky – UV disinfection specialist Aquionics has signed a Joint Development Agreement with LED expert Dot Metrics Technologies (Charlotte, N.C.) to develop a new line of UV-LED disinfection products. The agreement formalizes several months of working together to bring new disinfection systems to the market.

Dot Metrics is a small company associated with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. It focuses on UV LED systems development for disinfection of water, air and surfaces. For several years, Dot Metrics has been testing and discovering new applications for UV LEDs.

UV treatment of fluids is replacing traditional chemical treatment in many applications, however it still has a number of drawbacks. UV LEDs overcome almost all the problems associated with standard, mercury-based UV disinfection.

“The joint development effort between Dot Metrics and Aquionics is a great example of a successful collaboration. Dot Metrics brings innovative UV LED expertise and Aquionics contributes its experience and resources to rapidly commercialize the technology and provide access to key markets,” said Dot Metrics President and CEO, Rosanna Stokes. “In addition, access to technology from Aquionics’ sister companies within the water and photonics industries provides a strong basis for a long term relationship. The combined results of our efforts will provide a novel, small footprint, non-mercury based UV disinfection system in the market.”

“The development of UV LED chips has progressed significantly in the last few years to allow commercial adoption. Dot Metrics brings added value in packaging the chips and configuring them in a usable system,” says Aquionics President, Oliver Lawal. “After months of collaboration, we are pleased to announce our formal agreement as we work together towards the completion of a remarkable new range of products.”

About Aquionics

As the innovator in ultraviolet water treatment and disinfection Aquionics, along with its sister Halma companies in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, has led the way in UV technology since 1924.

Aquionics' UV systems provide non-chemical disinfection of water, air and surfaces in a diverse range of applications. The company has the most complete range of UV equipment for disinfection, chemical, or contaminant destruction. From its standard products for low flows, to the most cost effective technologies for large flow and special applications, Aquionics delivers the best systems and the best solutions.

Visit the company's website at www.aquionics.com

Aquionics is a Halma Company. Halma makes products for hazard detection and life protection and is a market leader in specialist electronic, safety and environmental technologies. Visit the Halma web site at www.halma.com

Contact
Oliver Lawal, President Aquionics Inc 21 Kenton Lands Road Erlanger, KY 41018 USA Tel: 859 341 0710 Fax: 859 341 0350

E-mail:sales@aquionics.com

Web Site:www.aquionics.com

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