Aquatabs are water purification tablets used to prevent water-borne diseases.
Aquatab is an individually packaged effervescent tablet that dissolves in minutes when added to water to kill microbes. These tabs are designed to reduce transmission of cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and other water-borne diseases.
Various: Household Water Treatment, Emergency & Disaster Relief, Peacekeeping & Defense Forces, Travel, Camping & Marine.
Aquatabs is registered product of Medentech Ireland.
Millions of tablets sold which treated 10billion litre water in 2016
Available in 6 strenghts: 3.5 mg, 8.5 mg, 17 mg, 33 mg, 67 mg, 167 mg.
Process for use shown in the image below.
See the CDC’s training manual: Module 6 for more information
Provided by Medentech
5 year shelf life (Medentech). The solution can be kept for 7 days in sealed container or spray bottle and 24hours in an open container
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]
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.
Clasen et al., Household Water Treatment using Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC) Tablets: A randomized, controlled trial to assess microbiological effectiveness in Bangladesh. Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 76(1), 2007, pp. 187–192
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.
The water samples are analysed for microbial contamination before and after treatment with Aquatabs.
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.
Various other water purification products are sold under the Aquatab umbrella as per the need
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