Aquatab is an individually packaged effervescent tablet that dissolves in minutes when added to water to kill microbes. Aquatab is sold by Medentech, primarily for use in households and emergency response. These tabs are designed to reducetransmission of cholera, typhoid, dysentory, and other water-borne diseases.
Aquatab targets a diverse region of the world, for use in any context that requires point-of-use purification of contaminated drinking water. These regions include Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
$ 0.03 USD (IWA)
Various: Household Water Treatment, Emergency & Disaster Relief, Peacekeeping & Defense Forces, Travel, Camping & Marine.
Aquatabs is registered product of Medentech Irleland.
The average user is likely to receive Aquatabs as a donation, or purchase it in sleeves of ten from a local supermarket, pharmacy, or street vendor. Aquatab can also be purchased individually or in bulk from Medentech.
Billions of Aquatabs have been sold to date (Medentech
See the CDC’s training manual: Module 6 for more information
Provided by Medentech
5 year shelf life (Medentech)
Kills bacteria, viruses, and cysts in water. Tablet sizes 3.5, 17, 33, and 67 mg each purify 1, 4-5, 10, and 20-25 liters, respectively. (Medentech)
Aquatab website states that Efficacy and Acceptability studies have been conducted in several countries throughout the world; they report success but results are not provided. [Aquatabs]
PILOT STUDY published by WHO: 1. Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 2 Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Laboratories, Dhaka, Bangladesh 3 Medentech, Ireland
According to Medentech’s website, if, at the outset, the water is turbid (dirty looking), first filter through a cloth and then add Aquatabs using a double dose.
Water requires prior filtration (through a clean cloth or filtering system) before Aquatab use.
“Household Water Treatment using Sodium Dichloroisocy Anurate (NaDCC) Tablets: A randomized, controlled trial to assess microbiological effectiveness in Bangladesh” Clasen et al.
“Pilot Study on the Effect of an Intervention Using Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate Tablets (Aquatabs) for Drinking Water Treatment in Dhaka, Bangladesh” Molla et al.
Aquatabs is registered with the US EPA for sale in the US. Aquatabs meet the NSF/ANSI Standard 60 as certified by NSF International. The active ingredient in Aquatabs, Troclosene Sodium, is registered by the USA Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for routine treatment of drinking water: meets European Standards for drinking water (EN 12931:2000) and World Health Organisation (WHO)/ The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) specifications for drinking water.
Manufactured to pharmaceutical standards in premises certified to the European Union guidelines on Good Manufacturing Practices for medicine.
International Field Experience:
Aquatabs have been independently and extensively tested internationally through 18 field studies.
Aquatabs consistently achieves safe water quality with point of use water treatment at the household
level in accordance with internationally recognized.
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