Opens market for drinking water applications
Glanris has received NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certification of its 901x Biocarbon by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO). Municipalities and manufacturers of filtration systems for potable water now gain access to sustainable filtration media that removes metals as well as organic contaminants.
Bryan Eagle, CEO of Glanris, commented: “Receiving our NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certification from IAMPO will open the door to a world of new opportunity in the residential and drinking water markets. Now we can properly introduce a technology that, at scale, has the potential to change the trajectory of the climate crisis.”
Glanris is a circular economy solution converting the world’s largest agricultural waste product – rice hulls – into water filtration media. These hulls are typically burned or left to rot, both of which produces gigatons of greenhouse gases annually. Instead of burning them, Glanris’ process converts rice hulls to Biocarbon that will sequester carbon for hundreds to thousands of years.
Glanris’ 901x biocarbon removes organic and dissolved metal contaminants, operates in a wide pH range, does not require use of harmful chemicals in the production process, and does not foul in the presence of oils and grease. Unlike ion exchange resin beads, it does so without the use of microplastics, a contributor to water pollution and the deterioration of natural ecosystems.
With this NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 certification, Glanris media can now be sold in bulk for municipal water treatment and for testing in applications ranging from point-of-entry to point-of-use, including products such as filtered water pitchers and refrigerators with built-in water dispensers.
“As the United Nations’ climate report revealed, it’s critical that we, as a society, make some big changes to slow the effects of climate change, and we need to do it quickly,” Eagle concluded. “Our product has the potential to drastically reduce the amount of CO2 typically released into the atmosphere, and the best part, everyone is able to join the effort without changing behaviour.”