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First UV-C LED Product Certified to NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Standard

World’s first NSF component certification

USA manufactured, PearlAqua Micro™ range becomes the first water disinfection safety component to be tested and approved by NSF International to their newly published Standard 55.

AquiSense Technologies, the global leader in UV-C LED water disinfection technology, claims the world’s first NSF Component Certification to the newly updated NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Standard for its PearlAqua Micro range. The PearlAqua Micro was certified by NSF International in compliance with the new NSF/ANSI 55 Standard for Material Safety and Structural Integrity.

The PearlAqua Micro is the world’s smallest UV-C LED water treatment system and with tens of thousands of units shipped this year, is a clear market leading product. The range includes five discrete model sizes offering flow rates of up-to 8 lpm and third party validation disinfection performance of up-to 6-log (99.9999%) pathogen reduction.

The PearlAqua Micro range is designed to be integrated at the point of use and offers 12 or 24 VDC input voltage, automatic on/off control, multiple sensing/alarm options, and customizable housing options. It is trusted by leading OEM brands globally and manufactured in the AquiSense Kentucky, USA facility to ISO-9001:2015 quality standards.

Updated to address technical differences

The NSF/ANSI 55-2019 Standard has recently been updated to address the unique technical differences of LED technology compared to traditional mercury gas-discharge lamp technology. Following very shortly will be microbiological performance certification by NSF. This will provide additional verification to the already completed 3rd party microbiological validation completed on the PearlAqua Micro range, showing supplemental bacterial treatment of drinking water supplies. This provides a strong final barrier and “last-mile” protection to many applications

“Obtaining the NSF/ANSI 55-2019 certification is yet another instance where PearlAqua is leading the way for UV-C LED technology,” said Oliver Lawal, CEO of AquiSense Technologies.

“Prior to September 2019, there was no specific standard for LED technology in water treatment applications. Our team has worked for years supporting NSF International to ensure the new 55 Standard is robust and future-proof. We look forward to engaging OEM manufacturers globally in incorporating the PearlAqua component for maximum human and environmental protection.”

The latest NSF 55 Standard includes updates listed below.
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