FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 19, 2010
CONTACT: Greta Houlahan
Only company to have filtration media certified by NSF for use in drinking water and recreational water applications
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International has certified Zeotech’s Zeobrite® Xtreme™ filtration media for use in sand filters in swimming pools and other recreational water facilities and for use in municipal drinking water treatment. Zeotech is the only company to have zeolite filtration media certified by NSF International for use in both drinking water and recreational water applications. Zeolite filtration media combines the physical entrapment of fine particles with filtering of contaminants to improve water clarity.
Certification to the NSF American National Standards for drinking water distribution (NSF/ANSI Standard 61) and recreational water treatment products (NSF/ANSI Standard 50) is required by most U.S. States.
NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components -- Health Effects is the American National Standard for the health effects of materials, components and products that contact drinking water. The standard verifies that certified products will not add contaminants to drinking water that are in excess of 1/10 of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.
NSF/ANSI Standard 50: Equipment for Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Other Recreational Water Facilities is the American National Standard for water treatment products that are used in commercial swimming pools, spas and other recreational water facilities like water parks. The standard contains material safety, pressure loss, media cleanability and turbidity reduction requirements for products used in water filtration, circulation and treatment.
Zeolite media must perform as well as or better than sand when used in an NSF/ANSI Standard 50 certified sand filter to meet the NSF requirements.
“The certification of Zeobrite® and Zeobrite® Xtreme™ helps assure operators at drinking water treatment plants and recreational water facilities that the media are free from unwanted contaminants and filter as well as or better than sand,” said Dave Purkiss, General Manager for NSF’s Water Treatment and Distribution Products program.
“We are excited that our new patent-pending Zeobrite® Xtreme™ and our standard Zeobrite® are the only zeolite products to be certified by NSF’s Drinking Water Distribution and Recreational Water Certification Programs, adding tremendous credibility to the Zeobrite® brand,” said Ronnie Coufal, Sr. VP – Marketing for Zeotech Corporation. “The NSF/ANSI 50 Turbidity Reduction Test results for Zeobrite® Xtreme™ also positions the product to rival other types of filter media for removal capability.”
For more information on Zeotech’s certification for NSF Standard 61 (drinking water) and NSF Standard 50 (recreational water), please contact Dave Purkiss at email@example.com or 734-827-6855 or visit NSF’s recreational water webpage and NSF’s drinking water webpage.
About NSF International: NSF International, an independent, not-for-profit organization, certifies products and writes standards for food, water and consumer goods to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment (www.nsf.org). Founded in 1944, NSF is committed to protecting public health and safety worldwide and operates in more than 120 countries. NSF is a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Food and Water Safety and Indoor Environment.
NSF/ANSI Standard 61 outlines the testing requirements for any product that comes into contact with drinking water to ensure the product does not contribute excessive levels of contaminants, including lead, to drinking water. NSF/ANSI Standard 50 is the American National Standard for products that are used in recreational water facilities, which addresses materials, design and construction and product performance requirements. An online listing of NSF Certified Products is available at www.nsf.org.
Additional NSF services include NSF Education and Training programs, safety audits for the food and water industries, nutritional/dietary supplement certification and management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR).