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The LifeSaver Cube is a 5L water storage container with a built-in ultrafiltration membrane and activated carbon filter to treat drinking water for viruses, bacteria, and protozoa.
The LifeSaver® Cube is a 5L portable raw water storage container with an ultrafiltration membrane and activated carbon filter for drinking water treatment.
USA, UK, worldwide
115 USD. However, discount and bulk pricing available for registered charities and NGOs, contact the manufacturer for more information.
Household water transport & treatment methods and products available in local market.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Individuals, households, travelers, hikers, refugees
Manufactured by LifeSaver in the UK.
2,300 units have been distributed by Oxfam in South Sudan as of August 30, 2016.
How often/when should maintenance be performed?
The LifeSaver Cube is designed to be portable and robust. The water is forced through the 15-nanometer filter via pressurization produced with a built-in hand pump in the cap. The activated carbon filter for chemical residuals is designed to filter 100 liters and will last 1 month. According to the instruction manual, the membrane cartridge has FailsafeTM technology that prevents any water from passing through the filter once it has reached the end of its service life.
Dimensions: 20 x 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 x 7.9 inches)
Dry weight of Cube including cartridge: 1.2kg (42 oz)
Cube storage capacity: 5L (168 US oz)
Packaging: 180 per pallet
Filter pore size: 15 nanometres
Ideal operating temperatures: -10°C (14°F) to 50°C (122°F)
Product materials and water effluent BPA and BPS free
See the LifeSaver Cube Instruction Manual for further details
All parts are replaceable with a maximum membrane cartridge lifespan of 5,000 liters or 4.5 years for a family of 5 filtering 3L of water per day. At the end of the life of the membrane cartridge, no water will flow and a replacement cartridge is required. The LifeSaver Cube includes a 2-year international warranty.
The filter is designed to filter 5,000 L under conditions with low turbidity while removing 99.99% of viruses, 99.9999% of bacteria, and 99.9% of cysts.
No known safety risks
Also a pre-filter is recommended for turbid water, as increasing turbidity lowers the flow rate of the Cube to 0.5 L/min and lower at greater than 5 NTU. Safe water storage container for treated water and optional activated carbon filter to remove chlorine, taste and odor.
Field distribution and evaluation in South Sudan by Oxfam.
Meets an adaptation of NSF Protocol 231 for microbiological water filters based on recommendations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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