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Elkay Expands Filtration Capabilities to Reduce Microplastics

Zurn Elkay Water Solutions recently announced that the Elkay brand has expanded its certified filter capabilities to include the reduction of microplastics, as well as lead and PFOA/PFOS, according to a news release. The filters can be integrated into Elkay bottle-filling stations, water coolers, water faucets, and water fountains installed in public locations like schools, universities, hospitals, and airports. The ANSI/INSF 401a certification covers microplastics ranging in size from 5 millimeters to one micron.

“While microplastics are all around us, Elkay filtration products help reduce your exposure to microplastics in the water you drink,” said Scott Nielsen, Zurn Elkay’s Director of Drinking Water Filtration. “Safer, better-tasting water is a top priority for us. We are constantly innovating our line of filtration products to deliver cleaner, safer drinking water wherever you need it. We offer an assortment of filters that are tested and certified by a third-party organization to reduce microplastics, along with lead, cysts, Class I particulates and chlorine taste and odor.”

All Elkay filters are tested and certified to NSF/ANSI standards 42, 53, and now 401. Elkay products produce clean, safe drinking water with the larger goal of reducing reliance on disposable plastic water bottles. For commercial and university environments, replacement filters 51299C and 51300C are made with activated carbon to improve both odor and taste. The 51600C replacement filter is intended for high-traffic areas and requires minimal filter changes and maintenance. Finally, the PFAS replacement filter (71300C) has been tested and certified to NSF/ANSI 53 to reduce PFOA and PFOS, prevalent PFAS chemicals, the news release reports.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].