Aquisense Technologies LLC

4400, Olympic Blvd., 41018 Erlanger, Kentucky
United States of America

Telephone +1 859 869-4700

This company is co-exhibitor of
U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.03  Therapie and physical medicine
  • 01.03.15  Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation equipment

Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation equipment

  • 01  Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.06  Sterilisation
  • 01.06.02  Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves

Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves

  • 02  Laboratory Equipment
  • 02.21  Laboratory water purification systems

Laboratory water purification systems

Our products

Product category: Sterilisation and disinfection equipment and accessories / autoclaves, Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation equipment, Laboratory water purification systems


AquiSense has developed the world’s first UV-C LED disinfection system. This system integrates state-of-the-art LEDs into a unique and compact design to disinfect water without the use of chemicals or mercury-based UV lamps. The PearlAqua is small, easy to use, requires little power, can be turned on/off an infinite number of times, and reaches full intensity in under 10 nanoseconds.

Highlights of the System


The PearlAqua is one quarter the footprint of a comparable mercury-based UV system. The compact design incorporates the control box and the reactor into one small, all-inclusive system.
The PearlAqua can easily be retrofitted into existing systems and allows UV water treatment to be available for Point-Of-Use applications as the system can be installed under any sink or behind any showerhead.

Low Power Draw

The PearlAqua units draw between 8 and 24 W of power via a 12 VDC power supply. This makes the system ideal for off-the-grid and power sensitive applications because it can be powered by a battery, solar energy, or any low voltage source.

Low Temperature

The PearlAqua does not change the temperature of the water as it disinfects so it is ideal for Point-Of-Use drinking water.
The PearlAqua system remains cool during operation. The only part of the system that may be warm to the touch is the heat sink of the LED lamp module, the UVinaire. If the PearlAqua is anticipated for continuous use, a small fan can be incorporated into the system to ensure adequate heat removal.

Instantaneous On/Off Capability

LEDs are able to turn on instantaneously so they do not require a 10-20 minute warmup time like a mercury-based UV system does.
The PearlAqua only needs to be on when water is flowing through it because it does not require a warmup time nor does it depend on water for cooling – enabling the PearlAqua to be ideal for Point-Of-Use applications.

Long Lamp Replacement Interval

AquiSense is extremely particular about the LEDs that go into the PearlAqua.  The selected LEDs have a life of 10,000 operating hours. The LEDs are able to turn on/off instantaneously so the PearlAqua only needs to be on when water is flowing through it. For example, if a PearlAqua is on for two hours a day, the UVinaire (the LED lamp module), will last for nearly 14 years.

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Product category: Ultraviolet and Infrared radiation equipment, Laboratory water purification systems

Pearl Beam

Each bacterium, virus, or spore has a unique sensitivity to ultraviolet light. Accurate determination of exposure times and wavelengths is a key step in characterizing cell behavior for any researcher or system designer.  Collimating beam devices, such as the PearlBeam, are a critical tool in providing a standardized method of measuring UV exposure.

The PearlBeam is a compact, tabletop, collimated beam device which employs UV-C LEDs to emit radiation in the germicidal range. It can be operated in virtually any laboratory or field location. The PearlBeam features a narrow band emission and is available with one, two, or three wavelengths. The device also turns on, and reaches its full intensity, in under 10mS so a shutter is not necessary.

Highlights of the System


The PearlBeam is compactly designed to take up minimal bench space, roughly a quarter of the space occupied by a mercury-based culminating beam device, so more laboratory space is available for other experiments. The PearlBeam also comes with a carrying case so it can easily be transported to other locations for field work.

Instantaneous On/Off capability

LEDs are able to turn on, and reach full intensity, instantaneously so the PearlBeam does not require a 10-20 minute warmup time like a mercury-based UV system does.

Long Lamp Replacement Intervals

The LEDs have a life of 10,000 operating hours. Because LEDs can turn on/off instantaneously, the PearlBeam only needs to be on when it is treating a sample so the lamp replacement interval is greatly increased.
LEDs do not go bad over time so there is no risk associated with putting the PearlBeam in long-term storage between experiments.

PetriDish Factor

The PearlBeam boasts a PetriDish Factor >0.9. This is the standard for all research institutes as even light distribution is key to collecting accurate data.


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Company news




Aug 19, 2016

AquiSense Celebrated New Production Facility with Open House

AquiSense Technologies has moved into a new production facility to increase manufacturing for high-demand water, air, and surface disinfection devices using UV-C LEDs. AquiSense held a ribbon cutting ceremony on August 19th to celebrate the company’s growth and development. In attendance were representatives from The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Commerce, Confluence – Water Technology for the Ohio River Valley Region, and The NKY Economic Development Corporation (NKY-Tri-ED).The event celebrated the new 15,000 square foot facility in the Circle Port business park. This space enables AquiSense to manufacture the most advanced UV water disinfection units improving the local economy through in-demand job creation and bringing innovation to the NKY/Cincinnati community. 

“The move into this location after founding AquiSense in June 2015 illustrates the desire for this technology,” said AquiSense CEO, Oliver Lawal. “We expect to see exciting changes in the water disinfection industry in the coming years, and AquiSense is at the forefront of this change,” he concluded.

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Aug 11, 2016

AquiSense Technologies Acquired by UV-C LED Manufacturer, Nikkiso

AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in UV-C LED disinfection systems, has been wholly acquired by Nikkiso America, Inc in a cash deal. With over a half century of product development, Nikkiso has provided original technologies to a range of industries, including medical, aviation, life sciences, and microelectronics. AquiSense and Nikkiso share a common goal of providing life-saving disinfection products employing UV-C LEDs. Nikkiso is a leading manufacturer of UV-C LEDs, utilizing core technology from Nobel Prize recipients. AquiSense is an award-winning manufacturer of water, air, and surface disinfection systems with UV-C LEDs at the core of each design.

This acquisition allows Nikkiso and AquiSense to accelerate market commercialization of disinfection products around the world. “We have been excited to see the innovative solutions at AquiSense enter a number of high value markets and look forward to supporting those efforts,” said Dennis Martin, CEO of Nikkiso America.  Commenting further, Oliver Lawal, CEO of AquiSense said, “We have worked closely with a number of suppliers to integrate the best UV-C LEDs, and Nikkiso have consistently delivered strong product to us.” Lawal will continue in his role, together with Jennifer Pagan as CTO, and all other employees.

AquiSense manufactures the PearlAqua, an award-winning UV-C LED water disinfection system; the solid-state technology used offers benefits previously unseen in UV disinfection. Both companies believe UV LED applications will improve health standards and boost the disinfection economy.

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Jul 15, 2016

UV-C LED Water Disinfection System First to Meet NSF/ANSI Lead-free Standard

AquiSense Technologies, the world leader in UV-C LED disinfection systems announces certification from the Water Quality Association (WQA) for its water disinfection system – PearlAqua™. WQA is an independent public health organization that tests and certifies a wide range of plumbing and drinking water treatment products. Specifically, the PearlAqua meets the stringent requirements of NSF/ANSI 372, which is accreditation for the scope of providing lead-free water and NSF/ANSI 61, which certifies the PearlAqua for safe drinking water.

PearlAqua was the first-to-market UV-C LED water disinfection system and continues this trend as it is the first UV-C LED system to receive certification in accordance with NSF/ANSI standards. These certifications confirm that the PearlAqua provides clean water without the use of lead – which has contaminated water in a number of communities around the world. “This is a significant step in our overall commercialization strategy” said Mr. Lawal, AquiSense CEO. “It further validates that switching over to semi-conductor based technology is viable in providing equal or safer water quality. More to come!” he added.

AquiSense Technologies manufactures UV-C LED systems that are chemical-free, mercury-free, and lead-free. AquiSense is proud to be recognized for providing clean water without the use of hazardous materials.

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Jun 13, 2016

AquiSense Team Featured in Several Publications

Our team recently had three articles published featuring our technology in the disinfection market. These publications focused on the infection issues in the hospitality field, infection control in our hospitals and the environmental benefits of using UV-C LEDs to purify our water. We are proud of our team members for having a persuasive voice in the disinfection field. See below for links to each article.

UV-C LED Systems: Answer To The Hospitality Industry’s Water Infection Problems
Saketh Thanneeru

Legionnaire’s disease – challenges and solutions
Molly McKain

How LEDs Will Change Water Purification
Mitch Hansen

Water Treatment - Good, Better, Best
Molly McKain

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Jan 12, 2016

AquiSense Spotlighted for Space Station Contract and Company Expansion

AquiSense Technologies (Europe) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of AquiSense Technologies LLC, has been selected to participate in the Biocontamination Integrated Control for Wet Systems for Space Exploration (BIOWYSE) project.

AquiSense is part of a seven-company consortium that includes Italian company, Thales Alenia Space, one of the main suppliers to the International Space Station.  The BIOWYSE consortium will design, build and test innovative prevention, monitoring and mitigation modules to be integrated in a compact system.

AquiSense will design the key technology within the decontamination module, employing UV-C LED technology, similar to that used in PearlAqua. Richard Simons, a PhD Graduate Engineer from Imperial College London, has been appointed as Program Manager for AquiSense.

AquiSense’s CTO Jennifer Pagan, PhD said, “It is literally an engineer’s dream to be able to apply their work to something as technically advanced as the space station. I am thrilled that our water disinfection technology will be used to help keep the astronauts safe.”

The proposed BIOWYSE project foresees development and demonstration of an integrated biocontamination control system for water and humid areas, to be demonstrated on the 

International Space Station and future human exploration missions. BIOWYSE stems from the results of actual flight experiments and state of the art prevention, monitoring and mitigation technologies. They will further investigate the possibilities for spin off developments in the terrestrial water management industries.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 687447 and is valued at €3 Million.

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About us

Company details

About Us

At AquiSense Technologies we are dedicated to protecting health without additional hazards. Our UV-C LED systems are designed to do just that - disinfect water, air, and surfaces without the use of chemicals or Mercury. The AquiSense family has decades of experience in disinfection applications, deep UV LED research, reactor design, and engineering expertise to provide the most advanced disinfection systems; all of which are safe and energy efficient.

Position in Market

Our extensive knowledge of disinfection products and applications allows us to position ourselves between the LED device manufacturers and the market-specific original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end users. We design UV-C LED systems that are ready to be incorporated into any medical, residential, aerospace, or industrial application. 

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  • Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology
  • Laboratory Equipment