UV-C LED Product Range Becomes First Fully Certified by NSF International to NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Standard

Oct. 30, 2020

PearlAqua Micro range of water disinfection products was approved by NSF International to their newly published Standard 55. 


AquiSense Technologies claimed Class B component certification for its PearlAqua Micro range. 

Multiple models were tested and certified by NSF International in compliance with the new NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Standard for disinfection performance, materials compliance, and structural integrity, according to the press release

Standard 55, Class B certifies ultraviolet water (UV) systems for supplemental bactericidal treatment of disinfected public drinking water and is commonly specified for drinking water products. As the first range of products using mercury-free, instant-on, UV-C LED technology, this opens considerable opportunities for use in residential and commercial point-of-use water dispensers. 

The PearlAqua Micro is the world’s smallest UV-C LED water treatment system and has production already reaching over 10,000 units each month. The PearlAqua Micro platform includes five discrete model sizes and a broad range of custom variants offering flow rates of up-to 8 LPM. Supplemental third party disinfection validation in accordance with U.S. EPA UV Disinfection Guidance Manual protocols show up-to 6-log (99.9999%) bacterial reduction, with additional certifications and compliance including:

  • Watermark - AZ/NZS 3497:1998 
  • EMC - EN 55022 
  • CB scheme - IEC 60335 & IEC 62471  
  • CE
  • RoHS 
  • REACH 
  • Japan Food Sanitation and Water Works Law (pending) 
  • WRAS - BS 6920 (pending)  

“The NSF/ANSI 55-2019 certification adds further evidence that AquiSense is leading the way for UV-C LED commercial implementation” said Jennifer Pagan, PhD., AquiSense CTO. “Our team has worked for years supporting NSF International to ensure the new 55 Standard is robust and future-proof. Our OEM partners will now benefit from the added claim of integrating a NSF certified component” concluded Pagan.