Physical Removal of Giardia cysts & Cryptosporidium oocysts in Drinking Water

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Page iii - Treatment Systems Pilot operating under the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program. This document has been peer reviewed and reviewed by NSF and EPA and recommended for public release. The following is the final report on an Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) test performed for NSF International (NSF) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by Cartwright, Olsen & Associates, LLC (COA) in cooperation with Osmonics, Inc.
Page iii - A goal of verification testing is to enhance and facilitate the acceptance of small package drinking water treatment equipment by state drinking water regulatory officials and consulting engineers while reducing the need for testing of equipment at each location where the equipment's use is contemplated. NSF will meet this goal by working with manufacturers and NSF-qualified Field Testing Organizations (FTO) to conduct verification testing under the approved protocols.
Page 1 - Program to facilitate the deployment of innovative environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by substantially accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ETV seeks to achieve this goal by providing...
Page xii - Associates (COA), was responsible for all elements in the testing sequence, including collection of samples, calibration and verification of instruments, data collection and analysis, data management, data interpretation and the preparation of this report.
Page iii - DWTS is being conducted by NSF with participation of manufacturers, under the sponsorship of the EPA Office of Research and Development, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Water Supply and Water Resources Division, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is important to note that verification of the equipment does not mean that the equipment is "certified" by NSF or "accepted
Page 28 - Following data entry, the spreadsheet was printed out and the printout was checked against the handwritten data sheet. Any corrections were noted on the hard copies and corrected on the screen, and then a corrected version of the spreadsheet was printed out. Each step of the verification process was initialed by the field testing operator or engineer performing the entry or verification step.
Page iii - Program (ETV) has been instituted to verify the performance of innovative technical solutions to environmental pollution or human health threats. ETV was created to substantially accelerate the entrance of new environmental technologies into the domestic and international marketplace. Verifiable, high quality data on the performance of new technologies is made available to regulators, developers, consulting engineers, and those in the public health and environmental protection industries.

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