Microvi Receives NSF 61 Certification for Application of its Platform Technology for the Drinking Water Industry
Microvi Biotechnologies, a leader for innovative biocatalytic technologies in the water, renewable energy and chemical industries, announced today that it received NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Certification for its MicroNiche Engineered™ (MNE) catalysts for drinking water applications including nitrate treatment.
Microvi’s nitrate degradation technology, Denitrovi™, utilizes MNE catalysts to convert nitrate in water to nitrogen gas, a harmless byproduct, safely and efficiently. The Denitrovi™ technology is the first to degrade nitrate in water without producing a secondary waste stream and has dramatically lower treatment times and higher removal efficiencies than conventional systems. The Denitrovi™ technology has also been certified by the Australian Water Quality Centre (AWQC) for treatment of nitrate in drinking water applications.
The NSF/ANSI certification was awarded by the Water Quality Association (WQA) through their Gold Seal Certification Program. The WQA is the oldest third party testing and certification program in the drinking water treatment industry. This certification confirms the safety of the MNE™ catalysts for a wide range of drinking water applications. To be certified the technology must meet regulatory requirements for the US and Canada assessed through stringent product testing and material analysis.
“The NSF certification is another validation of our technologies’ safety and sustainability in water applications” said Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, CEO of Microvi. “This certification shows our commitment to developing superior green technologies for the water industry”.
Microvi’s Denitrovi™ technology for drinking water is currently in use in a number of diverse applications worldwide including a water utility in California and drinking water systems used to provide clean water to aboriginal communities in Australia.
Dedicated to consumer education and public awareness, the Water Quality Association is a not-for-profit trade group of businesses that provide treatment solutions for safe, clean water throughout the world – in homes, schools, commercial and industrial settings, and more. WQA promotes best practices for superior products and environmental sustainability with the guidance of respected, independent standards. Its labs conduct rigorous testing and certification, and training programs promote professionalism and ethics. Learn more: wqa.org
Microvi is a green technology company based in the San Francisco Bay Area that delivers next-generation biotechnologies for the water, wastewater and renewable chemical industries. Microvi offers commercial technologies around the world to reduce waste, increase productivity and provide disruptive economics across the value chain. Learn more at www.microvi.com.
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