Enabling Quasar - advanced UV-C LED disinfection solutions from harmful pathogens. Designed for the OASIS bottle filling product line.
Since 1910, OASIS International has focused on bringing refreshing water to the world. Since inventing the modern-day drinking fountain, the company has become the global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of clean drinking water systems. The company’s offering includes bottle fillers, water coolers, bottleless coolers, under-counter coolers, dehumidifiers, and countless environmentally friendly products.
Harmful bacteria in drinking water has become a rising concern. Water-borne bacteria (such as Crypto and E. coli) can multiply in the plumbing systems, becoming a public health hazard. According to the CDC, for the past 2 decades Cryptosporidium (Crypto) has become recognized as one of the most common causes of waterborne disease (recreational water and drinking water) in humans in the United States.
Issues with bacteria growth throughout plumbing systems such as norovirus can cause serious illness.
OASIS International required a reliable chemical-free solution to be integrated into their bottle fillers. The solution needed to provide robust disinfection with low power consumption. AquiSense was chosen to participate as their UV-C LED technology is known for point of use applications, allowing for on-demand disinfection™.
Together, OASIS International and AquiSense Technologies designed Quasar - a UV-C LED system for point-of-dispense disinfection. The system provides instantaneous disinfection with a pathogen inactivation rating of 99.99%. The system offers smart operation with 15-minute intervals to keep the dispense point disinfected. Fail-safe parameters were designed to prevent the flow of water in the occasion that the UV LEDs do not activate.
The joint design of the Quasar product allows disinfection solutions from harmful pathogens. UV-C LED technology offered by AquiSense provided the customization needs for OASIS bottle fillers.
Since the release of the Quasar product, it has been featured in a number of publications, highlighted at tradeshows for its ingenuity, and won the IUVA 2020 Emerging Technology Award.