Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Water Purifier
Sawyer Products, Inc.
Sawyer PointZero Two Water Purifier is a system with a 0.02 micron portable membrane filter for treating and purifying water from solids and microbial contamination.
The Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Water Purifier has a 0.02 micron hollow fiber membrane that can be adapted to a large container(bucket) or to a faucet. It can treat lake, stream, river, well, borehole, tap, or rain water, at a rate of 1 liter per minute by gravity, filtering up to 300 liters a day and removing 99.997% of viruses, 99.99999% of bacteria, 99.9999% of protozoa/cysts, and 100% of microplastics. It was designed and is distributed worldwide by Sawyer as an emergency preparedness kit for disasters such as floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes, but also adventure travel where potable tap and bottled water are not easily carried or safe to drink.
Sawyer filters are distributed for humanitarian aid around the world in countries such as Haiti, Rwanda, Ghana, Guatemala, Chile, Pakistan, Brazil, Japan, and Indonesia.
Sawyer has partnered with 30 charities around the world with the goal of bringing clean water to people and children in need in countries such as Brazil, Chile, Rwanda, Guatemala, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Japan, and Pakistan.
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
People in need of emergency preparedness, humanitarian organizations, backpackers, hikers, paddlers and campers
Users can purchase this product from sawyer official product retailers in the USA like Amazon and Walmart, or from other online websites such as E-bay, highwaterfilters, h2ofilters and JIC readiness supply.
Millions of Sawyer brand filters have been shipped in the U.S. retail market and in more than 70 countries throughout the world for disaster relief and home use in developing nations.
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?
This filter is comprised of a large number of tiny “U” shaped hollow fiber micro-tubes with 0.02 micron absolute- size pores that trap contaminants as small as viruses, allowing the decontaminated water to pass freely. The product weights around 0,340 – 0,513 Kg and has dimensions: 149 x 184 x 184 mm.
The Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Bucket Purification System kit includes: a Sawyer Point ZeroTWO™ 0.02 Micron Absolute Inline Water Purifier, a Hole cutter, Adapter, Hose, Filter Cleaner, Filter Hanger, and a Detailed instruction book.
To set up the Point ZeroTwo Water Purifier, a large container to fill with water (such as a standard 5-gallon polyethylene bucket, not included) must be used. The included drill bit must be used to cut a hole 1.5 inches from the bottom of the container. The adapters must then be installed onto the bucket, and the hose connected and snapped it into the Point ZeroTwo filter. To start the flow, the filter head must be lowered below the bottom of the bucket, and raised above the bucket to stop the flow. When not in use, the filter can be hung onto the side of the bucket with the included hanger. (For more information see assembly instructions)
Components of the assembly kit, see assembly instructions here
Users are expected to maintain the product on their own, given that this product does not require any replacement components nor technical support to function or maintain. However if users require it, they can access Sawyer’s FAQs page or contact the manufacturer for questions or comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.
No replacement filters or cartridges are necessary.
Manufacture claims the Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Water Purifier can last decades and can filter up to one million liters of water. This product includes a Lifetime Warranty against any manufacturing defects.
The Sawyer Point ZeroTwo Bucket Purification System was designed to remove 99.997% of viruses in addition to 99.99999% of bacteria, 99.9999% of protozoa/cysts, and 100% of microplastics. This includes effectively removing harmful bacteria (like salmonella), protozoa, or cysts like E. coli, Giardia, Vibrio cholerae, and Salmonella typhi. Designer specified performance targets include: powerful, lightweight, small, portable, easy-to-use, reliable, inexpensive, require no pumping, chemicals, or electricity and lasting a lifetime without needing to be replaced.
Testing performed by Hydreion Labs determined that the filter exceeds the requirements of the EPA Standards for removal of viruses by reducing the virus concentration by > 5.5 log units (Standard requires a minimum reduction of 4 log units).
A container, such as a standard 5-gallon polyethylene bucket (not included in the kit) is required to fill with untreated water. A container to gather the filtered water is also requiered.
Backer, Howard, 2019, Chapter 5 – Water Disinfection for International Travelers, Elsevier pp. 31-41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-54696-6.00005-7
All Sawyer filters have been tested by independent and qualified research laboratories according to U.S. EPA standards for water filters, and meet or exceed EPA standards.
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