Ignite-Funded Water Purifier First in the World to Receive Industry Certification
In Round 4 of Innovate BC’s Ignite Program, UBC and Acuva Technologies partnered up to create a cost-efficient, maintenance-free ultraviolet water purification device, capable of off-the-grid operations. The team was awarded $300,000 in March of 2018 to develop the Science or knowledge put into practical use to solve problems or invent useful tools..
Now, the Acuva Eco 1.5 purifier has become the first and only UV-LED drinking water purifier in the world to receive the NSF/ANSI 55 Class B Certification for verified microbiological disinfection.
“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.” stated Dr. Ashkan Babaie, Acuva’s Director of Advanced Engineering in an interview with Cision.
The Eco 1.5 is environmentally friendly, innovative, and uses up to 95% less energy than traditional UV-lamps. Applications for the purifier include after-market RV’s and boats, home kitchens, and off-the-grid applications.
The Acuva Eco 1.5 is officially available September 2018.