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UV-LED drinking water purifier first to receive NSF/ANSI 55 certification

September 4, 2018  By Ground Water Canada

Vancouver – Acuva Technologies Inc. recently became the first in the drinking water purification sector to receive NSF/ANSI 55 Class B Certification.

Acuva’s Eco 1.5 is the first and only UV-LED drinking water purifier in the world to receive this industry certification for verified microbiological disinfection, the company said in a news release.

Vancouver-based Acuva manufactures UV-LED drinking water purification technology with products for OEM appliance integration as well as systems for home, cottage, marine and recreation vehicles.


“NSF/ANSI 55 is one of the most established and trusted standards for ultraviolet (UV) microbiological water treatment systems. Eco 1.5 exceeded all of the Class B microbial disinfection requirements,” said Ashkan Babaie, Acuva’s director of advanced engineering. “The scope of the standard also includes product material safety and structural integrity. Eco 1.5 is manufactured with high quality stainless steel, offering superior durability while reducing product degradation and maintenance.”

“Eco 1.5 is engineered with patented technology to deliver environmentally friendly microbial disinfection without the use of mercury or chemicals. Furthermore Acuva UV-LED systems use up to 95 per cent less energy than UV-lamps given the instant on/off point of use functionality,” said Graham Duck, the company’s vice-president of engineering.

The new Eco 1.5 provides a new opportunity for the North American RV manufacturing industry as it has the necessary certification required by the RV Industry Association for OEM integration. The system is designed for easy installation into most after-market RVs and boats. It also installs easily under most kitchen sinks in homes and cottages, and given its low energy requirements can be used off grid with solar and other green energy sources.

Acuva’s Eco 1.5 will be officially released in September 2018. For more information, visit

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