LifeSaver® Jerrycan 20000UF
Icon Lifesaver® Systems, Ltd.
A portable container to store and treat dirty water through ultrafiltration.
The LifeSaver® Jerrycan is an 18.5 L container for raw water and a replaceable ultrafiltration cartridge for drinking water treatment designed by Icon Lifesaver® Systems, Ltd to remove viruses, bacteria, cysts and parasites and for group expeditions, adventurers embarking on overland travel, families or those setting themselves up for off-grid living.
USA, UK, Worldwide
Online price: 299.95 USD. The price for a pallet of 56 Jerrycans is 101,82 USD (£82) Converted on Juy 16 2019 per unit available only to registered charities and NGO’s. Interview with representative.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Individual, households, families, group expeditions, military
Manufactured by LifeSaver in the UK
Patented: US 20120187005 A1
As of 2021, more than 25,000 units have been sold to date. Interview with representative
Is this filter designed for individual, household, or community use?
Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of bacteria
Does the system use microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration, or reverse osmosis?
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of viruses
Laboratory-evaluated log scale removal rate of protozoa
Reduction levels of heavy metals and/or arsenic through this treatment system
Manufacturer-specified maximum level of inlet turbidity (NTU)
Range or value of outlet turbidity levels (NTU)
Description of materials of construction
Is there safe water storage integrated into this product?
What is the total number of liters that is recommended can be filtered?
The LifeSaver® Jerrycan consists of an 18.5 L container for raw water and a replaceable ultrafiltration cartridge for removal of microbiological contaminants including all microbial pathogens, cysts, parasites, fungi, and waterborne bacteria and viruses. It is composed of one single unit containing a removable pump for filling, an ultrafiltration membrane activated carbon filter, connected to a tap. For use it must be filled, then pumped and filtered water will come out of the tap. The product’s dimension are 360 x 180 x 51 mm, and it has a dry weight of 3.9 kg.
The jerrycan must be primed before first use according to instructions. For routine use, the container is filled and the pump pumped several times to pressurize the jerrycan. Treated water is accessed through the outlet tap. Additional pumping can increase flow. The filter should not be allowed to dry out and water should be flushed through the jerrycan on a regular basis if not using regularly. The user should not operate the pump if the jerrycan is empty. Usage should also be stopped if no water is flowing from the tap as the filter could be clogged or damaged. For more detail, see the user manual.
Schematic of the LifeSaver® Jerrycan 20000UF.
Technical support provided by the user.
Performance targets are to achieve > 99.99% virus reduction, >99.9999% bacteria reduction, >99.9% Cyst Reduction via Ultra Filtration.
Third-party tested such as the Department of the U.S. Army for E. coli, Ms2 Coliphae and Fr coliphaege and criptosporidium parvum.
Potential hazards include the consumption of unsafe water that can lead to gastrointestinal problems due to failure to follow the use and maintenance instructions of the user manual.
Safe water storage container for treated water and optional activated carbon filter to remove chlorine, taste and odor.
Wong, TengKe, 2014, “Evaluation of Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Alternatives in Ghana,” dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.
Trinh, Ngoc Dao, 2018, “Development of a Decentralized Drinking Water Treatment Plant Based on membrane technology for rural areas in Vietnam,” Kessel University Press, pp. 38.
Nicholas-lope, J., Rodolfo-Sifuente, K., Hamlett, L. D., and Mathews P., S., 2019, “Plan for the Improvement of Water Treatment in Emergencies for El Cuerpo de Bomberos,” Worcester Polytechnic Institute Digital WPI
Caniato, M., Barbieri, J., Riva, B., and Colombo, M., 2016, “Energy Technologies for Food Utilization for Displaced People: from identification to evaluation,” IRIS Politecnico di Milano.
Filters have been tested for microbial removal by a third party.
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