As a consumer and a father of young children, I find myself amazed at the products that enter our market that could be potentially unsafe for use in our homes. In early February, we received a call from a bulk food store we often purchase from. The person on the phone said their records indicated that we purchased granola bars that are part of the recent recall for a Salmonella outbreak.
POE materials safety testing
The NSF drinking water treatment unit testing and certification program includes standards to address the wide variety of point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) drinking water treatment technologies on the market today, with more than 3,000 systems and 2,000 components currently certified under seven NSF/ANSI standards. These seven technology-specific standards are listed in Table 1.
A certification overview of POU & POE products
The point-of-entry (POE) market for ultrafiltration (UF) membrane systems has grown considerably in recent years. Respected market researchers Frost & Sullivan had predicted that the market for hollow fiber UF membranes would increase at a compounded annual growth rate of 12.9% from 2004 to 2010, though there are signs that the actual growth rate during the latter part of this period may be above original estimates.
New applications and options make UF a hot market segment
The latest in point-of-use cartridge filtration