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Microbiological Filtration Efficacy

Our focus is to ensure LIFESAVER® products deliver clean drinking water as specified by the microbiological requirements of the National Sanitation Foundation and The Environmental Protection Agency.

LIFESAVER® products are microbiological water filters which use ultra filtration technology to filter out viruses, bacteria, cysts and parasites from contaminated water sources. LIFESAVER® bottles meet an adaption of NSF Protocol 231 based on recommendations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). LIFESAVER® bottles filter bacteria to a minimum of Log 6 (99.9999%), Viruses to a minimum of Log 4 (99.99%) and Cysts to a minimum of Log 3 (99.9%).

How does LIFESAVER work?

LIFESAVER® products are sealed units that are pressurised with a hand pump. This pressure forces water through the pores of the filter and out through the exit nozzle leaving microbiological contamination behind.

Specifications

LIFESAVER's experimental set up and challenge of Lifesaver products is designed to evaluate the filters contaminant removal efficacy. Testing is based on a suitable adaption of NSF/ANSI P231. These units are tested with two different types of water to challenge the filtration capability beyond the standard use. All figures quoted are taken from the stressed challenge phase of the test imitating sewage contaminated water. This stressed test is designed to mimic the unsavoury water that users may have to drink in remote environments with un-developed sewage and waste infrastructure. Users need to know if their water filter still performs using high PH, low temperature turbid water.

LIFESAVER bottle Testing Certificate

VIRUSES

> 99.99%     (Log 4)

BACTERIA

> 99.9999% (Log 6)

CYSTS

> 99.9%       (Log 3)

FILTER MEDIA

Ultra Filtration (UF)

CHEMICAL REDUCTION

Optional activated carbon filter removes chlorine, taste, smell and odour

ALUMINIUM BARRIER FOIL

Water Vapour transition rate (W.V.T.R): <0.01 gm/m2/24hr – 80 times 

REPLACEABLE CARTRIDGES

YES

WARRANTY

2 YEARS


What does LIFESAVER technology filter out?

LIFESAVER® bottles filter the following bacteria to a minimum of Log 6 (99.9999%), Viruses to a minimum of Log 4 (99.99%) and Cysts to a minimum of Log 3 (99.9%).

Bacteria

Viruses

Parasites/Protozoa 

Campylobacter (diarrhoea)

Rotavirus (diarrhoea)

Giardia (diarrhoea)

Listeria (diarrhoea)

Norovirus (diarrhoea)

Cryptosporidium (diarrhoea)

Salmonella (diarrhoea)

Hepatitis A

Cysts

Tuberculosis

Polio

Flukes

Cholera

SARS

Roundworms

Typhoid

Ebola

Flatworms

E-coli

Leptospirosis

Microsporidia

Entamoeba histolytica (dysentry)

Shigella (dysentry)

Legionellosis

Botulism

Applications

Outdoor

LIFESAVER® technology is used by expedition companies, explorers, adventurers and preppers for producing clean water in the most unforgiving of environments - where clean water just can't be guaranteed. Used in the field by Rosie Stancer, Max Adventures and the British Exploring Society. 

- Remote environments

- Desert, jungle, glacial environments

- Urban environment tap water 

- Vehicle based expeditions

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Humanitaran beneficiaries 

LIFESAVER® technology answers a global need for clean drinking water. Both for families and communities living without access to clean water and for in-the-field aid workers to use whilst operating in scare clean water areas. LIFESAVER® works directly with NGO's, charities and governments who deploy LIFESAVER® products through their emergency response efforts and planned programmes.  

- Household use

- Emergency response

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Military personnel

LIFESAVER® technology has satisfied military requirements for large supplies of clean water in fast-moving operational environments. LIFESAVER® technology provides military personnel with a mobile, lightweight solution, particularly significant for soldiers operating deeper in the field beyond regular base supplies.


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