Establishing a Basis for Claims

Product testing provides multiple advantages

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew has been with NSF International for seven years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. He is the operations manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program, having previously served as technical manager for four years. His previous experience was in the area of analytical and environmental chemistry consulting. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16999

Examining The Trend Toward ETV Programs

Environmental technology verification provides assurance in the global marketplace

About The Author: 

Rick VanSant is president and CEO of UV Pure Technologies, Inc., Toronto, ON, Canada. He can be reached at 888.407.9997.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16993

What’s that Noise in the Basement?

WQA product testing and analytical laboratory never sleeps

About The Author: 

Mark T. Unger, CWS-VI, is laboratory supervisor for the Water Quality Association. He can be reached at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at munger@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
January 1, 2006
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16940

Tackling Certification

Simple steps for product certification

About The Author: 

Tina Fischer, CWS-IV, is product certification supervisor for the Water Quality Association. She can be reached at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at tfischer@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
April 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16874

No Small Task

Testing water treatment products for bacteria removal

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew has been with NSF International for seven years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. He has been the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for four years. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
March 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16791

Product Certification

An in-depth look at WQA’s Gold Seal Product Certification Program

About The Author: 

Thomas P. Palkon, CWS-VI, is director of product certification for Water Quality Association. He can be reached at 630.505.0160, or by e-mail at tpalkon@mail.wqa.org.

Activation Date: 
March 1, 2006
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16781

UV Disinfection Systems

Understanding pressure drop when installing NSF/ANSI 55 Class A UV disinfection systems

About The Author: 

Sandro Pecile is director of product engineering for UV Pure Technologies. Pecile can be reached at 416.208.9884, or by e-mail at specile@uvpure.com.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16444

Certification & Product Liability

Avoiding liability through development of standards and certification programs

About The Author: 

Rick Andrew has been with NSF International for over six years, working with certification of residential drinking water products. He has been the technical manager of the Drinking Water Treatment Units Program for over three years. Andrew is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Water Quality Products. He can be reached at 800.NSF.MARK, or by e-mail at andrew@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
November 1, 2005
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16441

Bottled Water Certification

"Filtered, bottled or on the rocks with a swizzle and a lime. However you prefer your water, we certify it.” goes the copy of a current NSF advertisement. The NSF International certification programs are certainly well known in all aspects of the water industry—treatment, additives, plumbing, contact surfaces and, of course, bottled water.

Deck: 

NSF Bottled Water Certification Program at a glance

About The Author: 

Loren M. Merrick is general manager of the NSF Bottled Water Program, Ann Arbor, Mich. He can be reached at 734.913.5762, or by e-mail at merrick@nsf.org.

Activation Date: 
September 5, 2005
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Legacy ID: 
16370

Laboratory Testing: Certification and Sampling Protocols

A reputable laboratory should be able to help you determine what type of laboratory certification is required, if any, for the specific sample testing you are looking to have performed. Laboratories will typically provide all the sampling containers and collection instructions to ensure the accuracy of the sampling.

About The Author: 

Robert Ramnarine joined the National Testing Laboratories network in May of 1999 as quality assurance officer at Broward Testing Laboratory facility, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Robert received MS from Florida Atlantic University. Marianne R. Metzger is general products business unit manager of National Testing Laboratories, Ltd., Cleveland, Ohio. Ramnarine can be reached at rramnarine@ ntllabs.com. Metzger can be reached at 800.458.3330, ext. 223, or by e-mail at mmetzger@ntllabs.com.

Activation Date: 
June 2, 2005
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Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
16111