ASSE International Executive Director Tom Palkon recently participated as a subject matter expert for a presentation on atmospheric water generators (AWG), during which he explained the provisions of the ASSE 1090-2020 standard that governs such systems.
The Water Quality Products Magazine webinar, “Introduction to Atmospheric Water,” teamed Palkon with fellow experts Frank Brigano, Ph.D., and Roland V. Wahlgren for a panel discussion and Q&A on atmospheric water generators. Palkon addressed a host of questions about the ASSE 1090-2020 standard, including such topics as power requirements, accreditations, minimum requirements, installation and maintenance, and comparisons to membrane distillation.
A recording of the webinar may be viewed at http://bit.ly/SGC-Oct20.
Released in July, ASSE 1090-2020: Performance Requirements for Drinking Water Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG), was created to test point-of-use and commercial drinking water generator devices designed to create potable water from atmospheric humidity. The standard requires drinking water produced from AWG devices to meet two primary criteria: it is produced at a reasonable cost to the consumer based on the device’s energy efficiency and the water quality is safe to drink.
“As the AWG industry continues to grow in global popularity, having an ASSE standard that addresses health, safety, performance and efficiency should accelerate regulatory acceptance of AWGs and enable the continued growth of the industry,” Palkon said.
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