NSF Certifies First Ultraviolet Light Generators to NSF/ANSI Standard 50

NSF International announces certification of Aquionics, Inc.'s Photon Medium Pressure Disinfection Ultraviolet (UV) Light Generators. Aquionics' generators are the first UV light generators certified under NSF/ANSI "Standard 50: Circulation System Components and Related Materials for Swimming Pools, Spas/Hot Tubs."

The NSF Pool and Spa Equipment Certification Program conducts material reviews, product testing and production facility audits to ensure that Aquionics' PMD UV Light Generators meet all NSF/ANSI 50 requirements. This evaluation also includes material health effects testing, performance verification and sets labeling criteria. NSF conducts ongoing monitoring to ensure continued compliance to NSF/ANSI 50.

States requiring certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 include: Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey (recommends certification for spa filters), New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Canadian Provinces requiring Certification to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 include British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec.

"I would like to congratulate Aquionics for attaining the first NSF Certification of a UV system to NSF/ANSI Standard 50 and setting a precedent for the water treatment industry," said Dave Purkiss, general manager of water distribution systems. "This certification demonstrates that Aquionics' PMD UV Light Generators have been tested to stringent requirements and the production process independently audited. This provides pool operators with a new option when they draft specifications for UV treatment equipment."

"Aquionics is very pleased to have received this certification," said Michael Sutsko, vice president of sales and marketing for Aquionics. "We have always prided ourselves on the quality and safety of our products and manufacturing processes; the NSF certification is an affirmation of our commitment to provide safe, effective UV treatment options."

Aquionics, Inc., based in Erlanger, Ky., is a world leader in UV technology for disinfection, deozonation, dechlorination and total organic carbon removal. A member of the worldwide Halma plc, Aquionics has an international reputation for quality, service and progressive engineering in non-chemical water, air and surface disinfection.

NSF International, a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization, is a leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions. NSF provides product certification and safety audits for the food and water industries. Other services include management systems registrations delivered through NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd., and education through the NSF Center for Public Health Education. Serving companies in 80 countries, NSF was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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