TEST RESULTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Most competitors filters are not proven- they work like a paper bag -which is why we disclose our test results.
We use absolute filtration not activated carbon powder which channels
A paper bag is on first observation a potentially excellent filter.
At first glance it appears to demonstrate removal of contaminants, on closer scientific examination it will demonstrate leaching of chemicals and live disease carrying pathogens and viral causatives. Then it will break and become useless. A filter must trap and retain contaminants. If a system is not proven would you risk the outcome of ingesting disease carrying causatives and chemicals? Our systems trap absorb and retain taking these out and removing threat from bacteria disease causatives- and are proven to do so.
Time and time again our systems have been proven including the most extensive qualified independant testing to exceed UK MoD specification to international method and validation . No one else has tested so thoroughly for your peace of mind and those that demand quality water- worldwide. This includes Anthrax removal.
Systems should be lightweight robust and easy to use - Our purification filter technolgy is unique which sets it apart from anyone else. We sell direct saving you 50% over any other system . Over 35 years micro purification filtration expertise from a bottle, waterbag, waterstraw.
Safe water wherever you are 100%better than nothing.
The efficacy of any filter and purification system is to demonstrate it's ability to trap and retain water borne contaminants and kill disease causatives. This is incredibly time consuming to accurately prove and subsequently extremely costly. It involves suitably qualified scientists in method validation, project management and specialists in ORGANICS,INORGANICS and MICRO-BIOLOGICALS.
We have tested to exceed UK specification Ministry of Defence tests over 3 months and over 150 separate tests to demonstrate the systems abilities to trap and retain waterborne contaminants.Additionally to prove the 'All in One' system as a stand alone product. Over 100 scientists were involved in the testing.
Our silverated micro purification filters are proven to remove chemicals, metals, turbid water, and micro organisms including cryptosporidium, giardia and E-coli, anthrax and viral disease causatives makig your water safe to drink and palatable - wherever you are.
We believe no one in the world has extensively tested such similar portable systems to such internationally recognised standards. Our thanks to well over 100 staff that tested our purification filters. Also to Medentech,Ireland for supplying Chlorine tablets for chlorine reduction testing.
Before you consider buying any other portable system simply ask them for their test results-
What might be in the water Contaminants found in most water supplies.
The challenge is to remove trap (devitalize) and retain to specification.
Aesthetic -Biological - Chemicals - Dissolved Solids
Contaminant ABCD's found in many water supplies.All Drinksafe systems remove or reduce to make water potable, without the need for boiling.
A - Aesthetic .........
Make water Aesthetic - remove bad taste - make clean and bright. Remove odour, chlorine, silt, sand and sediment.
B - Biological........
Remove any present micro biological organisms and pathogens eg protozoan parasites such as:Cryptosporidium Parvum and Giardia Lamblia
(Cysts and spores that are prevalent in water supplies, especially overseas). These are the nasties that are often unwittingly drunk on overseas travel, although some can occur in UK streams and water. Addition of iodine or chlorine will also kill these before filter removes the taste AND these travel bug nasties.
C - Chemical ....... .
Remove from water supplies: Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC's), PCB's, Trihalomethanes (THM's), Synthetic Organic Compounds (SOC's), Detergents, Pesticides, DDT, Lindane (more and more prevalent in water courses worldwide).
D - Dissolved Solids
Remove Debris, heavy metals and solids eg. Asbestos, Cadmium, Chrome, Copper, Lead, Mercury and even Radon 222.
About these test results.
These results are without the addition of chlorine or iodine.
Water containing micro biological organisms and pathogens will be killed or neutralized on addition of Iodine or chlorine.Our 'All in One' systems however have inbuilt purification system.
All filters will remove the following and have shown these reductions in the most thorough worldwide laboratory tests .
These based on 4 separate laboratory reports and recent UK test to Ministry of Defence specification ( See also feedback). Testing methods to EPA 608,524,505,507,515.1,31.1,624 from EPA publication EPA 600/4-79-020,rev3/83 and ANSI/NSF Standard 53. Tests from National Testing Laboratories Ohio. County of Los Angeles Dept Agriculture.CTL Environmental Laboratory and Bio Vir Laboratories Ca USA.
About UK MoD Ministry of Defence tests conducted NLS Laboratory UK June- August 2005 Overview on 'All in One' system
'Method' tests and evaluation to cover all areas of source water contamination Organic, Metal, Inorganic, Microbiological and Aesthetics were implemented and the filters efficacy to reduce levels of contaminants tested to exceed international testing protocols.
From UK MoD Specification : 'The filter is to function both as a means of disinfection against bacteria and viruses and as a filter to remove parasites, water borne pathogens and other waterborne contaminants.
Ultimately the filter should remove the chlorine and or Iodine that can been used in the disinfection process leaving the service person with clean, safe, odour free, taste free water'.
IMPORTANT Note : Seychelle 'All in One' system has inbuilt purification and filtration device . Tests were conducted as if no pre dosing of water with added purification had taken place to demonstrate the efficacy of the system as a standalone system . We would advise wherever possible good practice dictates addition of purification as Iodine or chlorine Steri Chlor/ Redi Chlor tablet to provide additional protection to user. All test results based on not pre dosing water. Further tests were carried out to demonstrate the filters abilty to remove these purification chemicals where:
1) None had been added ie Control test on In-built unit using water pass through
2)Where source water had additionally been pre dosed with Chlorine Aquatab Steri Chlor / Redi Chlor Tab.
3) Where source water had additionally been pre dosed with Iodine solution
Tests conducted to provide evidence of the filter's efficacy as a stand alone system. 'All in One' filter system Over 150 seperate tests June-August 2005
Overview test results
E-Coli Greater than 99.9999%
E.Faecalis Greater than 99.9991%
Waterborne virus causatives: up to 99.9999%
Anthrax :Greater than 99.9995%
UK Govt Environment Agency June-August 2005
National Laboratory Service UKAS Testing 0745 Group
Over 150 separate laboratory tests conducted
Tested at 100/200/300 Litres Metals to 400/500/600 Litres Live Bacillus Globefii (Anthrax)
The filter is to function both as a means of disinfection against bacteria and viruses and as a filter to remove parasites, water borne pathogens and other waterborne contaminants.
It is to effective against the following challenges and these include causatives of diseases and were tested with live pathogens:
E Coli b Cholera Salmonella Hepatitis
Polio Norwark Meningitis Anthrax
Giadiosis Cryptosporidium Bilharzia
Lead Copper Aluminum Mercury Radon 22 Cadmium
Nitrates PCBs Benzines DDT
All contaminants cumulatively added at 1/100/200 liters
Tested at 100/200/300/ 600 Litres
ONLY Live Micro-biologicals Tested:
Live Cryptosporidium cysts/Live E-Coli/Live E Faecalis/Live F+RNA Phage (waterborne virals)
Live Bacillus Globegii (Surrogate Non Invasive)
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NATIONAL LABORATORY SERVICE
Seychelle Environmental Technologies for
UK Agent (Seychelle): (Drinksafe-systems) UK
Issued date: 5th September 2005
To Illustrate our approach to evaluating the filters submitted please see the summary below:
Our testing procedures were designed to comply with the Cardinal Points specification supplied by the MoD ref. DC/CPS/6015 Issue 1 and to challenge the filter in a way that gives an accurate representation of its use in the field.
Over 150 separate laboratory tests were carried out between 13 th June and 10 th August 2005 at the Environment Agency's National Laboratory Service Laboratory based at Starcross, Devon, UK.
Method tests and validation to cover all five main areas of source water contamination (Organic, Metal, Inorganic, Microbiological and Aesthetics), were implemented and the filter's efficacy to reduce levels of contaminants present were tested.
Each filter tested was challenged with 300 litres of water cumulatively seeded with a combination of Organic, Metal, Inorganic and Microbiological contaminants to represent potential field operational conditions. To demonstrate the filter's ability to demonstrate the filter's ability to ‘trap and retain' contaminates, post-filter samples were taken for analysis at intervals of 100,200 and 300 litres. (Anthrax removal tests 600 litres).
All of the above waterborne viruses and pathogens were tested for in this manner over 300 litres with either F+RNA Phage (Waterborne Virus), E—Coli, and E-Faecalis and live cryptosporidium cysts, (Cryptosporidium and Giardia). This also included testing for Anthrax.
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Method and validation:
Many water quality tests are tested by passing 1 litre of contaminated source water and measuring the results by actual and (%) reduction. Some microbiological tests do not use live microorganisms. Our method procedures however have demonstrated the filter's ability to ‘trap and retain' Organic, Metal inorganic, Microorganisms and Aesthetics over the specified 300 litres.
The Environment Agency also holds certification to ISO 9001:2000, ISO 14001:1996 and is registered to the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). The latter two standards are both internationally recognized as a foundation for sound environmental management, improvements in performance and ensure compliance with environmental legislation.
The laboratory invites enquires detailing testing method and validation, and welcomes on-site visits for further discussion and tour of laboratory facilities. Alternatively, scientific advisors can visit off-site to discuss method and validation regarding these and any other tests.
MICRO ORGANISMS REDUCTION VALUES %
Micro Organisms including smaller viral causatives in waterborne sources
'All in One' Seychelle filter system
> Greater than
CHEMICAL reductions %
'All in One' Seychelle filter system
> Greater than
Greater than (>) are quoted when a result(s) is below the methods minimum reporting value (MRV), therefore value taken as a positive result i.e. MRV of <10 is taken as 10.
'Ultimately the filter should remove the chlorine and or Iodine that can been used in the disinfection process leaving the service person with clean, safe, odour free, taste free water'..
CHLORINE Test Results on 'All in One' Seychelle filter system
Test Results based on additional recommended dose of chlorine as if water had already been pre dosed with Steri Chlor tab
This proves efficacy of system to remove chlorine contaminant and provide clean tasting water to user.
IODINE Test Results on 'All in One' Seychelle filter system
Test results based on additional recommended dose of iodine drops as if water had already been pre dosed with iodine.This proves efficacy of system to remove iodine contaminant and provide clean tasting purified water to user
These based on 4 separate laboratory reports and recent UK test to Ministry of Defense specification ( See also feedback). Testing methods to EPA 608,524,505,507,515.1,31.1,624 from EPA publication EPA 600/4-79-020,rev3/83 and ANSI/NSF Standard 53. Tests from National Testing Laboratories Ohio. County of Los Angeles Dept Agriculture.CTL Environmental Laboratory Bio Vir Laboratories Ca USA.