ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Dave Purkiss, general manager of NSF International’s Municipal Water Products Division, will highlight new requirements for imported drinking water treatment chemicals during AWWA ACE 2014, according to a press release.

Purkiss will speak at 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, June 10 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the release reported.

NSF International is a global independent public health organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the water, health sciences, food and consumer goods industries, noted the release.

According to the release, Purkiss’ presentation entitled “Raising the Bar for Treatment Chemicals” will discuss the need for tamper evident packaging and controls for imported chemicals and how new requirements in NSF/ANSI Standard 60: Drinking Water Treatment Chemicals – Health Effects address the issue.  

NSF/ANSI 60 sets health effects criteria for many water treatment chemicals, continued the release, including: Corrosion and scale inhibitors; coagulants and flocculants; disinfection and oxidation chemicals; pH adjustment, softening, precipitation and sequestering chemicals; and other specialty chemicals used in drinking water treatment. The new requirements harmonize the frequency of retesting and address other certification practices for compliance monitoring.

Representatives from NSF International will be at booth #1156.