Frost & Sullivan recognizes LightStream for water treatment innovation

In its recent analysis "U.S. Advanced Water Treatment Equipment Markets," Frost & Sullivan named LightStream Technologies Inc. as the recipient of the 2004 Product Innovation Award for its advanced pulsed ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection system...

Nov 4th, 2004

PALO ALTO, CA, Nov. 4, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In its recent analysis "U.S. Advanced Water Treatment Equipment Markets," Frost & Sullivan named LightStream Technologies Inc. as the recipient of the 2004 Product Innovation Award for its advanced pulsed ultraviolet (UV) water disinfection system.

LightStream's product platform, which includes LightStream LSi, LightStream LS, and LightStream LC, is the only one of its kind to use pulsed UV water disinfection technology for larger scale applications.

In its analysis, Frost & Sullivan recognized LightStream for its successful efforts in capturing the essence of UV disinfection and for offering end users an advanced water treatment system with enhanced safety features and performance.

LightStream products are proven for their effectiveness in combating microbial pathogens and for capabilities to deliver ultra-high UV doses associated with defeating infectious biological agents at a treatment capacity of up to one million gallons of potable water or wastewater per day. Currently, the company has abundant opportunities in large-scale municipal drinking water and wastewater treatment, further enhanced by the new LightStream LS model with expanded treatment capacity up to five million gallons per day scheduled to be delivered in 2005.

Unlike other UV water disinfection systems, LightStream's patented technology delivers UV light through short, high-current electrical pulses without the use of mercury lamps or chemicals. This method greatly enhances operational safety by eliminating potential hazards caused by the accidental release of toxic mercury into water or the creation of disinfection byproducts.

A LightStream product platform's uniqueness lies in its ability to provide precise and confirmed UV dose in real time. Its digitized operating system is capable of gauging and adjusting pulse emission to meet specific dose requirements.

Since the LightStream system operates at low temperatures close to that of the influent water, heat-induced fouling does not occur on the lamp surface. This eliminates the need for lamp cleaning, thus improving the ease of operation.

Key beneficiaries of the pulsed UV water disinfection system include industrial wastewater treatment, industrial process water treatment, municipal wastewater treatment, and small to mid-size potable water systems.

In addition to operating on the municipal and the industrial level, LightStream is making concerted efforts towards development of ultra-high intensity pulsed UV water disinfection technology for commercial, residential, and air sterilization applications, which is likely to further expand its innovative product portfolio.

"Although a newcomer to the UV water disinfection market, LightStream has delivered a unique and advanced water disinfection technology in tune with industry requirements," comments Frost & Sullivan industry analyst Renee Chu. "LightStream has carved a niche for itself among competitors by using patented technology and apparatus."

Frost & Sullivan presents its Product Innovation Award annually to the company that has not only demonstrated the ability to develop innovative products amongst its competitors, but created significant change in terms of technology adoption and product performance within its industry.

About LightStream Technologies
Based in Herndon, Va., LightStream Technologies Inc. (www.lightstreamuv.com) provides advanced technologies for the disinfection of water and wastewater. LightStream's patented technology delivers chemical- and mercury-free disinfection utilizing advanced ultra high intensity pulsed ultraviolet (UV) light and sets a higher standard for water disinfection.

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan (www.frost.com), a global growth consulting company founded in 1961, partners with clients to create innovative growth strategies. The foundation of this partnership approach is our Growth Partnership Services platform, whereby we provide industry research, marketing strategies, consulting and training to our clients to help grow their business. With a client list that includes Global 1000 companies, emerging companies, as well as the investment community, Frost & Sullivan has evolved into one of the premier growth consulting companies in the world.

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