On April 1 2013, the plan for the approval of construction components that come into contact with drinking water, promoted by the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Construction, whose responsible authority is the Danish Energy Agency, entered into force.
The Danish Nature Agency, under the Ministry of the Environment, advises on the selective testing and methods to be carried out to ensure that tapp water quality requirements are respected.
Equipment materials in contact with water intended for direct consumption must be tested and approved before being legally marketed and sold in Denmark. The plan includes mandatory approval of health related properties.
Godkendt til Drikkevand Regulations
The Godkendt til Drikkevand regulation is very strict with regard to the optimum conditions of drinking water treatment systems. That is why no traditional salt softener complies with it and therefore cannot be marketed in Denmark for the treatment of water intended for human consumption.
On the other hand, the Dropson electronic water softener does comply with the regulations, in addition to having a Health Surveillance Certificate (Attestation de Conformité Sanitaire) in all its range of anti-lime systems for hot water production, approved by the French Ministry of Health.
The EMI (Electro Magnetic Impact) treatment principle used by Dropson anti-scale systems does not alter the water’s potability. The treatment cells are made of 316L stainless steel. 316L steel is a variant of 316L with a lower carbon content but offers better weldability and less likelihood of corrosion. This food grade steel does not alter the natural composition of the water, thus maintaining its original properties, making it suitable for consumption.
The new generation Dropson electronic water softener is also environmentally friendly, as it does not produce waste and improves plant performance. This results in significant energy savings.