UV LEDs for disinfection

FBH to Report on UV-LED Advances at ICULTA-2018

Scientists from Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH) and its spin-off UVphotonics plan to report on their advances related to UV LED efficiency and reliability at ICULTA-2018 in MELIÃ. They reportedly found a degradation mechanism that indicates that the first hours of operation induce an electromigration of hydrogen in the UV-B LED structure. This …

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University of Eastern Finland Researchers Found High Power UV LEDs About as Effective as Combination of Low Power UV and Chlorine for Killing Viruses in Water

Researchers from University of Eastern Finland found in a new study that a combined water disinfection treatment using both chlorine and UV radiation can be highly effective. The study isolated various coliphages from treated municipal wastewater. Coliphages are viruses that infect E.coli bacteria, and they can be used to model …

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AkzoNobel to Develop UV-LED-based Antifouling Technology for Ships and Boats

Dutch chemical company, AkzoNobel plans to develop a fouling prevention technology which utilizes ultraviolet UV-LED technology from Royal Philips. The UV-LED-based solution will be applied to underwater surfaces of marine vessels to eliminate fouling growth. Together, the two companies are aiming to develop an economically viable solution for underwater fouling …

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Vishay Introduces Ceramic/Quartz-based UVC LED

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. of Malvern, Pennsylvania USA introduced a new ceramic / quartz-based UVC (short wavelength ultraviolet) emitting diode. The company created the UVC LED for sterilization, purification, and sanitation applications to replace mercury UVC lamps. The VLMU60CL..-280-125 boasts an extremely long lifetime. The surface-mount package measures 6 mm by …

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High Power Lighting Begins UV-C LED Devices for Water Purification

High Power Lighting of Taiwan, an LED packaging service provider has begun shipping UV-C LED devices for water purification and household disinfection, according to a DigiTimes article that cited company chairman Charles Wei. A chip supply of UV-C wavelength chips (in the wavelength of 200-280nm) from Epileds Technologies of UV-C …

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Osram and Four Partners Collaborate on UV Power Project as Part of Advanced UV for Life Consortium

Beginning in February 2017, Osram has worked with four partners including research institutes and companies on a project called “UV Power.”  The “UV Power” project is a collaborative project for which the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) provides funding. For the project, Osram and the partners have …

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