Pure Hydration’s Thirst Aid Station is a 10L water purification bag for short-term emergency response that uses Pure Hydration’s Mechanically Advanced Disinfection (MAD) technology to address microbiological and chemical contaminants. The complete product setup consists of a purifier cartridge, a 10 L Tough Armour bag, and tubing to connect the cartridge to the bag, and it lasts up to a month for a family of four.
ShelterBox includes the Thirst Aid station in their disaster response kit for distribution worldwide.
Other portable emergency water treatment solutions including the WaterROAM ROAMfilter lite and the DayOne Waterbag.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Natural disaster victims, households, displaced peoples, campers, trekkers
The product relies upon Pure Hydration’s Mechanically Advanced Disinfection (MAD) technology to address microbiological and chemical contaminants. The complete product setup consists of a purifier cartridge, a 10 L Tough Armour bag, and tubing to connect the cartridge to the bag.
Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer or through distributions with a partner NGO.
Several thousand have been distributed in Shelter Box shipments to the Phillippines after Typhoon Haiyan and a couple thousand more have been distributed by Shelter Box in Syria, North Korea, Haiti, and San Salvador.
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 Thirst Aid station is a hanging bag water purifier which treats chemically and microbiologically contaminated water to international standards in an emergency scenario. It is capable of removing viruses, bacteria, protozoa, taste & odor compounds, synthetic organics, and heavy metals. The complete product setup consists of a purifier cartridge, a 10 L Tough Armour bag, and tubing to connect the cartridge to the bag.
Contact the manufacturer.
The 10L ArmourWeave bag has enough capacity to supply a family of 4 with safe water for a month, producing up to 1000 liters of water. The purifier module can be replaced or the bag can be reused as a dry bag for belongings upon end-of-life.
The Thirst Aid Station incorporates Pure Hydration’s MAD (Mechanically Advanced Disinfection) technology that eliminates >99.9999% bacteria, 99.999% viruses, >99.99% larger pathogens. >99.9% of many chemicals, heavy metals, dirt and odor. In testing to NSF/ANSI 42 and 53 standards most contaminants demonstrated a reduction greater than 99.9%. Including arsenic 3&5, cadmium, mercury, 4,4 DDT, Aldrin, Dieldrin, Glyphosate, PCBs, Benzene, Toluene and Vinyl Chloride. Fluoride tested to NSF 53 standards was reduced by 95%.
Manufacturer provides chemical and microbiological testing results.
No known safety risks
Independently laboratory tested to NSF ANSI 42 & 53 chemicals & heavy metals testing for water treatment.
Independently laboratory tested to EPA Microbiological Guide Standard & Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers in the UK and in USA and independently laboratory tested to NSF ANSI 42 & 53 chemicals & heavy metals testing.
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