Dow UF membrane earns new NSF certificate

Dow Chemical Co’s SFD-2880 ultrafiltration membrane module is among the first products to earn certification from NSF International for Cryptosporidium removal.

NSF International, an independent US organization committed to protecting public health and the environment, has launched a new Public Drinking Water Equipment Performance Certification program.

The certification program is based on the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (“LT2”).Products certified to this program have been tested and verified to ensure they effectively remove Cryptosporidium, bacteria and viruses in drinking water that are known to cause gastrointestinal illness.

In addition to meeting the LT2 rule, NSF’s new certification program requires that products meet NSF/EPA Environmental Technology Verification program requirements, as well as NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects. NSF/ANSI Standard 61 is the nationally-recognized health effects standard for all devices, components and materials that come in contact with drinking water.

“By securing this third-party performance testing, Dow is better positioned to assure the quality of our DOW™ SFD-2880 modules for meeting the needs of the municipal/potable water market,” said Timothy Wood, Dow Water & Process Solutions global R&D director. “Stakeholders that process, regulate or consume water produced using Dow components can be assured we are doing all we can to provide a quality product.”