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
- 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.