At WQA Aquatech USA 2011, Sciessent LLC, creator of ionic silver-based antimicrobial brands Agion and Agion Active, and Omnipure, a supplier of inline carbon filtration components, announced that Omnipure’s inline filters treated with Agion have received California Department of Pesticide Regulation registration, as well as National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certification for bacteriostatic claims.
Omnipure’s carbon block filters are the first and only inline filters currently active to have received both listings, contain Agion technology and can claim the ability to reduce the growth of bacteria. Omnipure is an exhibitor at the Aquatech event at booth #403.
“We are thrilled to announce this latest news in our ongoing, successful application of the Agion brand,” said Roger Reid, president of Omnipure. “We’ve used the Agion brand since 2007 as our antimicrobial technology of choice, and it has consistently proven to be the right decision for our business from both a technology and a partnership perspective. Sciessent’s ability and willingness to help us through the regulatory process directly led us to today’s news, which opens up new market opportunities for Omnipure while helping us expand our relationships with existing customers.”
The bacteriostatic claim is particularly relevant for applications in which water is covering the filter for any period of time—RV and trailer storage tanks and office water coolers are two examples. Omnipure’s Agion-treated filters provide reassurance that there is a bacteria inhibitor in place in the filter bed. The carbon block filters are used in all fluid processing markets, including residential filtration, food service and commercial and industrial applications.
“The receipt of these certifications is terrific news for Sciessent, for Omnipure and most importantly, for customers across a range of industries who want cleaner, better tasting drinking water,” said Paul Ford, CEO of Sciessent. “The California Department of Pesticide Regulation and NSF have, through rigorous review or testing, confirmed the efficacy of Agion antimicrobial technology in combating heterotrophic bacteria in filtration beds, helping Ominpure ensure its filters deliver the highest aesthetic quality water for its public and private drinking water customers.”