HAYWARD, Calif. — The Water Quality Association (WQA) has awarded Microvi Biotechnologies NSF/ANSI Standard 61 Certification for its MicroNiche Engineered (MNE) catalysts for drinking water applications, including nitrate treatment, according to a press release.

Microvi Biotechnologies works with the renewable energy and chemical industries to create innovative biocatalytic technologies in the water, as stated in the release.

“The NSF certification is another validation of our technologies’ safety and sustainability in water applications,” said Dr. Fatemeh Shirazi, CEO of Microvi.

Nitrate degradation technology (MB-N2) from Microvi uses MNE catalysts to convert nitrate in water to nitrogen gas safely and efficiently, according to the release, a harmless byproduct.

The release stated that MB-N2 is the first to degrade nitrate in water without producing a secondary waste stream and has also improved efficiency and lowered treatment time.

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