Sawyer PointOne Filter
Sawyer PointOne is a portable membrane filter with an absolute pore size of 0.1 microns that filters contaminates from water.
Sawyer PointOne filter is a 0.10 absolute micron water filter that attaches to safe water storage.
Sawyer PointOne Squeeze Water Filter System is 49.99 USD through SawyerSafeTravel.com.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Sawyer suggests the PointOne filter for households, individuals, hikers, backpackers, international travelers, campers, & emergency preparedness.
Users can contact the distributor or NGO from their region
As of 2021, over 1 million PointOne filters have been used globally
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?
Sawyer PointONE filters are hollow fiber membrane water filters. No filter pore sizes exceed 0.1 micron, which prevent harmful microplastics, bacteria, protozoa, and cysts from permeating the filter. In all filters, the fibers are fully encased to protect them from damage.
Several different kits are available for purchase that use the PointOne filter; such as the bucket adaptor kit and the 1-Gallon Gravity Filtration System. The filter may vary in size based on which product or kit is purchased, but all use the PointOne filtration technology.
Sawyer PointOne filter flow rate calculator & matrix
Sawyer PointOne filter manual
Sawyer PointOne filter schematic
Technical support provided by the manufacturer. There is also a FAQs section on the website.
Parts of the filter system can be replaced and are available from retailers.
Removes bacteria, protozoa, E. coli, giardia, vibrio cholerea, and salmonella typhi.
The PointONE filter removes 99.99999% (7 log) of all bacteria, such as salmonella, cholera and E. coli; removes 99.9999% (6 log) of all protozoa, such as giardia and cryptosporidium.
A clean, food-grade bucket should be used with the bucket assembly kit, and filtered water should always be collected in a clean container as well.
When the water flow decreases or stops, the PointOne filter should be backwashed. Clean water should be used for backwashing. If dirty water must be used, then the first liter (or quart) of the water filtered after the backwash must be discarded.
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Murray, A., Goeb, M., Stewart, B., Hopper, C., Peck, J., Meub, C., Asatekin, A. & Lantagne, D., 2015, “Fouling in hollow fiber membrane microfilters used for household water treatment,” Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 5, pp. 220‐228.
PointOne filters produce water that meet US-EPA standard for microorganism reduction.
Independent lab testing for the removal of bacteria and protozoan parasites.
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