350Solutions Completes ISO 14034:2016 ETV for Nalco Water’s Rapid Bio Intelligence

Marks the first time an accredited verifier has completed an ISO 14034:2016 Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) for water monitoring and treatment in North America.

Raleigh, N.C. (April 29, 2020) – 350Solutions is pleased the announce that they have completed the first water monitoring focused ISO 14034: 2016 Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) for the Rapid Bio Intelligence technology from Nalco Water, an Ecolab Company, in North America. It is the first water technology verification completed by an accredited verifier in North America.

Nalco Water’s Rapid Bio Intelligence technology is an on-site assay technology for the detection and enumeration of the total aerobic bacteria population in cooling-water systems designed to provide operators with a quick result, allowing operators to quickly implement or alter bacterial control strategies. The technology is applicable in a number of global industries and institutional applications including manufacturing, transportation, food and beverage, paper, chemical, power, metallurgic, and other industries.

“We are seeing the increased demand for independent technology verification across industries as technology capabilities align with significant claimed performance and environmental benefits. When a technology provides a leap in capabilities from traditional means, verification helps validate those benefits and reduce risk to deployment. In this case, historical bacterial monitoring for cooling water systems can take over 48-hours and we’ve verified that Nalco Water’s solution has reduced that time lag to less than 20 minutes with accuracy that is comparable and actionable for facility owners and operators.” said Tim Hansen, Founder and CEO of 350Solutions.  “With global acceptance, the ISO 14034 verification can support the quick expansion of the Rapid Bio Intelligence technology into the global markets and applications that recognize the ISO standard and third-party verification.”

350Solutions’ ISO 14034:2016 ETV process was used to verify Rapid Bio Intelligence technology performance, via review of performance data for the technology, laboratory data for bacterial count reference methods, and additional in-field testing to evaluate phone variability and turnaround time. The Rapid Bio Intelligence was verified with respect to comparative results relative to the conventional laboratory plate count testing method, phone app results variability, and sample-to-results turnaround time. To see the Verification Statement for details verification approaches and results, click here

350Solutions is currently the only company in North America to be fully accredited under ISO 17020: 2012 to perform ISO 14034:2016 ETVs in a standardized fashion. In addition to performing ISO 14034: 2016 ETVs, 350Solutions can perform technology evaluations, demonstrations, and research as well as support entities through technology development, project, and proposal support for developing clean technologies.  

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