Crystal IS, located in Green Island, New York USA, announced its new commercial product line, a high power UVC LED module, Klaran. The company designed Klaran for UVC disinfection of water, air, and surfaces. Klaran is Crystal IS’s first generation disinfection product line that delivers germicidal output powers from 15 mW to 30 mW. Crystal IS says it also offers expert technical assistance via application engineering support, software modeling or onsite training to assist in developing disinfection solutions.
The company says Klaran is uniquely suited for use in lab water, healthcare, and consumer product applications in which health and human safety is of primary importance. The product is available now in both sample and production quantities.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) report that in health care environments that use UVC disinfection technology in addition to approved standard surface wipe protocols provide improved patient outcomes and shorter stays and also require fewer repeat visits.
Point-of-Use lab water purifiers now comprise 75 percent of the approximately $480 million global market for UVC LEDs.
According to Crystal IS, UVC LEDs can be integrated into systems for Type I, II and III water purification, as defined by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).
The UVC water purifier market is expected to nearly double over the next five years from 9.16 billion to 17.85 billion dollars in 2020. In addition to the US, the projected growth is expected to come from China and India where a rising urban population and industrialization are straining drinking water resources.
Crystal IS’s Klaran reportedly provides high output germicidal power for maximum disinfection rates from a smaller footprint. Its rugged design offers a mercury-free solution without fragile quartz tubes.
“For Crystal IS, developing a reliable disinfection product has been one of the company’s primary strategic goals,” said Larry Felton, CEO of Crystal IS. “Building on the successes of our commercialized Optan product line, we are pleased to now offer our high performing Klaran UVC LEDs for disinfection.”