Updated on January 2, 2024

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Created on November 1, 2019

Katadyn Survivor 06

A handheld membrane filter designed to desalinate water in emergency situations.

Developed By
  1. Katadyn Group
Tested By
  • None
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

The Katadyn Survivor 06 is a hand-operated water filter intended to desalinate water in emergency situations. The product features a hand pump which pulls water through a reverse osmosis system that is made from plastic and steel. The filter is designed and manufactured by Katadyn Products Inc, a Switzerland-based water treatment technology company.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$1,000.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Unknown

Manufacturing/Building Method

Mass manufactured

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Online retail

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Target use case

Individual use & household use

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

0.89 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

Unknown

Type of membrane filtration

Reverse osmosis

Virus reduction

Unknown

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

Unknown

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Material of construction

Stainless steel, plastics

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

Unknown

Design Specifications

According to the product manual, water is hand-pumped through plastic tubing into the filtration unit, which includes a semipermeable membrane that only allows for water molecules to pass, removing 98.4% of salt molecules. The product is constructed from stainless steel and plastic and weighs 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs) with dimensions: 12.7 x 20.3 x 6.4 cm (5? x 8? x 2.5?).

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Available from the manufacturer

Replacement Components

Available from the manufacturer

Lifecycle

Unknown but includes 1 year warranty

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Manufacturer-specified performance: Salt removal: 98.4% (average) Flow rate: 0.89 L/hr

Vetted Performance Status

No third party testing

Safety

The manufacturer provides a list of safety precautions, which include avoiding drawing water from a confined source and avoiding sucking oil/gasoline. Notably, they require that an inspection be completed once a year to ensure safe operation.

Complementary Technical Systems

Safe water storage

Academic Research and References

Backer, Howard. (2019). Water disinfection for international travelers. Travel Medicine, 4th edition, pages 31-41.

Casimiro, S., Ioakimidis, C., Kim, S. J., Bakaya, P., Ferrão, P. (2010). Technology Transfer Approaches for Early Stage Desalinization Technologies. Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

“Katadyn,” Katadyngroup.com. [Online]. Available: https://www.katadyngroup.com/int/en/brands/Katadyn~b4906/overview.

“Market suggested retail price,” Katadyn Survivor 06 Desalinator. Available: https://shorturl.at/eirtG

“Goal 6,” Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“Katadyn Group,” Katadyngroup.com. Available: https://www.katadyngroup.com/int/en

 

Compliance with regulations

Compliance specified in the product factsheet: USA: United States Coast Guard (USCG) license no. 160.058/7/0 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA): fulfills Federal Aviation Requirement (FAR) Section 135, 121 Canada: Transport Canada Coast Guard: T.C. 208-004-001 Aviation: in compliance with Air Navigation Order (ANO) and Series 11, No. 8 Schedule 111, 1(b)

Evaluation methods

Manufacturer testing

Other Information

None

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