Updated on December 29, 2023

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Created on September 27, 2018

Pure Hydration Thirst Aid Station

Pure Hydration’s Thirst Aid Station is a 10L water purification bag that can treat both microbiological and chemical contaminants.

Developed By
  1. Pure Hydration
Tested By
  • London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
  • Unnamed independent laboratory
Content Partners
  1. Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation Technologies (CAWST)

Author

Product Description

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.

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

ShelterBox includes the Thirst Aid station in their disaster response kit for distribution worldwide.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include WateROAM ROAMfilter Lite and DayOne Waterbag.

Manufacturing/Building Method

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.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer or through distributions with a partner NGO.

Distributions to Date Status

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.

Target use case

Household use

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

10 L

Bacteria reduction

6 log

Type of membrane filtration

Unknown

Virus reduction

5 log

Protozoa reduction

4 log

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

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%.

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Material of construction

Unspecified

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

1000 L

Design Specifications

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.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Contact the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

None

Lifecycle

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.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

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%.

Vetted Performance Status

Manufacturer provides chemical and microbiological testing results.

Safety

No known safety risks

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

CAWST, “Product: Thirst Aid Station,” | Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Knowledge Base. Available: https://www.hwts.info/products-technologies/4011ddc9/thirst-aid-station

“Home,” ShelterBox, 10-Feb-2017. Available: https://shelterbox.org/

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

“Pure Hydration,” Pure Hydration. Available: https://purehydration.com/

“Contact Us,” Pure Hydration. Available: https://purehydration.com/pages/contact-us

P. Hydration, “Pure Hydration BBC Philippines Interview,” 20-Nov-2013. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N3Qbm17kKw

“Thirst Aid Station,” Pure Hydration. Available: https://purehydration.com/products/thirst-aid-station

Pure Hydration MAD purifiers chemical contaminent reduction test results, https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0328/0702/6825/files/pure-hydration-mad-purifiers-chemical-contaminent-reduction-test-results.pdf?v=1585556747

“London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,” LSHTM. Available: https://www.lshtm.ac.uk/node/40496.

“Water Safety, Water Purification and Bottled Water,” NSF. Available: https://www.nsf.org/consumer-resources/drinking-water

Compliance with regulations

Independently laboratory tested to NSF ANSI 42 & 53 chemicals & heavy metals testing for water treatment.

Evaluation methods

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.

Other Information

None

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