FAQ's

How do I use Aquatabs?

For water purification/ disinfection

If the water is dirty it should either be filtered through a cloth such as a t-shirt or allowed sit until the sediment settles down and then decant off the clear water.
Where water is dirty, Dose US 1 tablet per 0.8 quarts..

For Aquatabs USA Pack

This product is recommended for disinfecting raw or pre-treated (settled, coagulated and/or filtered) water supplies intended for use as drinking water for humans. The source of water to be treated may be a river, lake, well, cistern or similar system at temperatures as low as 4°C.

Prior to the addition of the sanitizer, remove all suspended material by filtration or by allowing it to settle to the bottom. Decant the clarified, contaminated water to a clean container and add one Aquatabs tablet to 1/5 gallon (0.75litres) of water to obtain a 6.5ppm (6.5mg/L) available chlorine solution. Mix well for at least 10 minutes, leave to stand for 30 minutes before drinking.

Aquatabs are used for the disinfection of individual water systems free of organic debris at room temperature. Add one Aquatabs tablet to 2 quarts of water to obtain a 2.6ppm (2.6mg/L) available chlorine solution. Mix well for at least 10 minutes, leave to stand for 30 minutes before drinking.

For surface disinfection in kitchens

Dose at a concentration of 100mg of chlorine per litre 

For High Risk Hospital areas

Dose at a concentration of 1000mg of chlorine per litre 

For general hospital /clinical surface disinfection

Dose at a concentration of 200mg of chlorine per litre 

What is the shelf-life of Aquatabs?

Aquatabs have a five year shelf-life in strip packs and a three year shelf-life in tubs. All tablet products should be protected from exposure to temperature extremes or high humidity.

Can I use Aquatabs when I am pregnant?

Yes – you can safely consume water treated by Aquatabs within the normal dosage levels.

What  do I do if I have swallowed an Aquatabs tablet? 

Drink plenty of milk or water. Although Aquatabs have low toxicity, as ever with these matters you should always seek medical advice at your earliest opportunity.

Is boiling water ok?

Bringing water to a rolling boil will kill most micro-organisms and make the water safe to drink.  However, the fuel needed to bring water to a boil may cost more than Aquatabs and long-term use can damage the environment.  Unlike water treated with Aquatabs cooled boiled water has no residual disinfectant and can be easily recontaminated

Can Aquatabs be used in very cold temperatures?

Yes

MSDS

If you require a Material Safety Data Sheet please contact us

What is NDM-1?

Some confusion exists regarding NDM-1 (New Delhi metallo-beta-lactamase). NDM-1 is not a virus.  It is an enzyme which makes gram negative bacteria such as Klebsiella pneumonia or E. coli resistant to antibiotics.  The gene for NDM-1 is a member of a large family of genes that encodes beta-lactamase enzymes called carbapenemases.  Bacteria that produce carbapenemases are frequently referred to "superbugs”  because infections caused by them are difficult to treat with antibiotics. Both of these bacteria are easily neutralized by Aquatabs Multipurpose, Klorkleen, or Klorsept Tablets and used in accordance with instructions will kill NDM-1 “superbugs”  on surfaces in a wide range of environments including clinical settings such as hospitals.

 

NDM-1 was first identified in December 2009 in a patient hospitalised in New Delphi with an infection caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae. It was later detected in bacteria in India, Pakistan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. The most common bacteria that make this enzyme are Gram negatives such as Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae, but the gene for NDM-1 can spread from one strain of bacteria to another by horizontal gene transfer. (ref Kumarasamy KK, Toleman MA, Walsh TR, et al. (August 2010). "Emergence of a new antibiotic resistance mechanism in India, Pakistan, and the UK: a molecular, biological, and epidemiological study". Lancet Infect Dis 10 (9): 597–602.)

 

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