Comprehensive solutions to support manufacturers of water treatment product
Water treatment is a key component to ensuring clean and safe drinking water throughout the water supply and distribution system and within the built environment. Treatment product and chemical manufacturers must continue to innovate as concerns grow over both well-known and emerging contaminants and utilities pursue better or more cost-effective ways to deliver water.
UL can help you navigate both buyer and regulatory needs, including advisory services, independent testing and globally recognized certification for safety, performance and sustainability.
We understand that speed to market is important and can help you identify and mitigate potential issues and challenges early in the product design cycle. In addition to testing your water treatment and chemical products for compliance to applicable standards, we help you understand why these standards are necessary, what we look for, and exactly what your results mean. UL’s thorough, collaborative approach helps ensure you have a clear direction forward and a deeper understanding of what you need to consider to find success in the market.
From municipal level water treatment solutions to consumer-grade water filters and purifiers, we can help treatment product and chemical manufacturers demonstrate trust and a commitment to our planet.
Health effects compliance services for water treatment chemicals and media
With experience across the entire water and plumbing industry, UL offers expertise, guidance and services to help manufacturers, blenders, repackages and transfer facilities meet national and local requirements along with customer expectations. Our services can help you demonstrate compliance with NSF/ANSI/CAN 60, the Standard for Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects.
We test numerous chemical categories, including:
- Coagulants and flocculants
- Corrosion and scale control
- Disinfection and oxidation
- pH adjustment
- Well drilling aides
UL can also evaluate various types of treatment media, including sand, gravel, garnet, activated carbon and ion exchange resin. If these products are used in water supply and distribution or at the point-of-entry in a building, we conduct a material safety evaluation to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61. If used in point-of-use water treatment devices, our experts will work with you to determine the applicable water treatment standard such as NSF/ANSI 44 or NSF/ANSI 42.
Comprehensive solutions for water treatment devices
While water treatment device technologies continue to evolve to address customer needs, safety and performance remain important for manufacturers of residential, commercial, industrial and municipal devices.
Municipal products must demonstrate compliance with NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, and manufacturers may also need customized testing solutions to evaluate specific functionality or performance. To help keep consumers safe and satisfied, we can help you pursue testing and certification to the appropriate NSF/ANSI Drinking Water Treatment Unit standard for your residential and commercial treatment products. Retailers, and in some cases model plumbing codes and state regulations, require compliance, and our experts can help you verify the safety of your materials along with the reliability, integrity and performance of your finished products.
UL can help manufacturers and retailers perform benchmarking and testing to add credibility to performance and marketing claims that do not fall under a standard. As part of our truly comprehensive range of services, we can also apply our expertise in related industries to help guide you through potential electrical safety requirements that may apply to your designs.