NSF/EPA Center Verifies Technologies for Water Disinfection

November 28, 2001

NSF International has verified the first drinking water technologies for on-site disinfectant production through the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Drinking Water Systems Center. NSF is a world leader in standards development, product certification and education services for public health and safety. On-site disinfectant production technologies are one of many methods for reducing the inventories of hazardous chemicals at water utility sites.

The ETV Drinking Water System Center started in 1995 as a pilot program created through an agreement between NSF and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide independent performance testing for drinking water technologies. In October 2000, the pilot was officially established as a Center through which NSF develops protocols and tests technologies to verify manufacturer claims such as arsenic, nitrate or microbiological contaminant reduction or inactivation.

NSF verified the following products for on-site disinfectant production: Model MC 100 system by ClorTec, a division of Capital Controls; ClorTec T-12 by Exceltec International Corp., a subsidiary of Severn Trent Services, Inc.; OXI-2B by OXI Company, Inc.; and H-3000-I Mobile Water Purification Station by PentaPure, Inc.

"On-site disinfection technologies have become an important way for drinking water systems to maintain disinfection chemicals‚ availability while managing hazardous chemical inventories and reducing the risk of accidental or deliberate release," said Bruce Bartley, manager of the ETV Drinking Water Systems Center. „Our independent testing verifies the performance of these technologies will work best for them.‰

For more information about the ETV Drinking Water Systems Center, contact Bruce Bartley at 734-769-5148 or bartley@nsf.org.

Source:

NSF International

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