Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp. Celebrates 50 Years
Company’s discoveries and improvements have been awarded numerous U.S. patents
When Atlantic Ultraviolet Corp. was founded in 1963, the use of ultraviolet (UV) light fixtures and equipment to eradicate bacteria, mold and viruses in water and air was in its infancy. This enabled the company to be at the forefront of developing more efficient ways to utilize this technology. One such discovery, which is still available today, was the 1970s design of the Sanitron UV water purifier.
The Sanitron provided a rapid method of water disinfection without the use of heat or chemicals. Although Hilary Boehme, Atlantic Ultraviolet’s president, was granted a U.S. patent for Sanitron’s “wiper mechanism” innovation in the 1980s, it has been a part of the Sanitron since it was first manufactured. This feature was developed in order to comply with requirements of U.S. Public Health Guidelines.
Sanitron, like other water purifiers, is a closed-vessel type that has an inlet and outlet that enable water to enter the chamber, be exposed to the germicidal UV radiation of the lamp and then exit bacteria free. The patented wiper mechanism device enables the user to clean the quartz sleeve, which houses the germicidal UV lamp, inside the water purifier chamber, without shutdown of water supply, resulting in the maximum potential for UV radiation through the quartz sleeve.
Another U.S. patent awarded to the company in the early 1990s was for the invention of an “easy-off seal assembly.” Until that time, routine maintenance on water purifiers could be tedious and required tools. The easy-off seal assembly provided an effective seal while simultaneously permitting a technician to immediately open the seal effortlessly, without the use of any tools.
Today, Atlantic Ultraviolet’s extensive line of water and air purification brands includes MiniPure, MightyPure, Sanitron, Megatron, BioLogic, Sanitaire, AeroLogic and Sanidyne. Throughout the years, the company has contributed numerous innovations to the field that have resulted in more than 10 registrations with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
As it looks ahead to celebrating its 50th anniversary later this year, Atlantic Ultraviolet continues to develop effective and cost-conscious UV solutions that have made it a recognizable brand within commercial, industrial, residential and recreational settings. New products are subjected to rigorous test protocols in order to ensure the highest standards of performance, reliability, usefulness and value.