The SureAqua Straw - Water Filter Straw: At 99.9999% Removal Rate of Waterborne Pathogens and 500 Liter Capacity (132 Gallons), The Revolution in Survival & Emergency Water Filtration Has Begun: The SureAqua Straw represents the cutting edge of personal, small, membrane driven water filtration available on the market today. The SureAqua Straw is a thoroughly tested and approved water purification system that removes 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria including Pseudomonas, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus, and Fecal Coliforms, plus parasitic contamination by Cryptosporidium, and Giardia. It provides you and your family with the confidence of knowing you can have safe drinking water anywhere around the world from streams, rivers, lakes, tap water, ice in drinks, water on aircraft, shipboard, trains, hotels, parks and more.If you are heading into the bush, preparing for emergencies, traveling overseas (particularly to developing countries), going camping, hunting, or hiking, or even if your home town water treatment plant is under performing or there is a natural disaster, a portable SureAquaStraw water filter straw each will ensure you and your family stay healthy even though you drink the water.The SureAqua Straw: 0.2 Micron Filtration or 99.9999% Removal Rate of Pathogens.FEATURES:No After Taste: No chemical additives - No chlorine No iodine.Chemical Free: Filtration is via microporous membrane, safe for all the family to use and use.Instantaneous Use: No waiting time for drip or chemical interaction.Easy to Use: Just place the tip in the water and sip.Bacteria Free: Filters out bacteria to 0.2 micron.Parasite Free: Removes parasites, cysts, oocysts, and spores.Inexpensive : Extremely low per litre cost - beats bottled water 100 to 1 and similar filtering products 5 to 1.High Volume: Filters up to 500 liters(132 gallons) and is completely re-usable.Long Life: Up to 9 months of continuous use. The product can also be stored and used periodically over long periods of time.Durable for Travel: Physically strong and robust.Pocket Portable: Easy to carry in your pocket, handbag or day pack, or leave in the car.Zero Energy: No power or batteries required.Importantly, SureAquaStraw is reuseable many times over and is extremely cost effective, filtering up to 500 liters (132 gallons) of water. That is 1,000 x 500 ml bottles of bottled water!Scientifically Approved: Tested at NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) standards approved Laboratory.More About The SureAqua Straw:The SureAqua Straw is a portable, chemical free, light weight, safe for all, water filtration straw that allows you to drink bacteria free (99.9999%) water void of Giardia or Cryptosporidium safely anywhere around the world.The SureAquaStraw is a plastic straw fitted with a special membrane which uses microfiltration technology and is suitable for personal use to protect against water borne bacteria and protozoa found in the tap water of many countries. When used in accordance with the operating and maintenance instructions, it filters out 99.9999% of these micro-organisms including Giardia and Cryptosporidium. SureAquaStraw is compact, lightweight, simple to use and essential for survival, emergency preparedness, and traveling.Design Specification:The SureAquaStraw has been designed and manufactured to Food and Health Government regulations. The SureAquaStraw was designed to meet the following requirements;Children as young as 12 months should be able to use the straw to drink water.Removes Bacteria including Giardia and Cryptosporidium.Stops operating once filter membrane is ineffective.Does not introduce any bad taste.Chemical Free -Safe for All.Ready for immediate use, giving immediate results.Exceed US Centre for Disease Control guidelines.Exceed US Environmental Protection regulations.Exceed US Food and Drug Association regulations.Exceed World Health Organizations Guidelines.Be portable and able to fit in a pocket.Weigh less than 30 grams.Robust, cost effective, and environmentally friendly.Construction of the SureAquaStraw:The SureAquaStraw consists of two parts: a hard outer casing together with an inner, hollow fiber filter membrane.The Physical Outside Casing : The outer casing is made from a polypropylene.SureAquaStraw Characteristics:Length 210 mm.Diameter 18 mm.Dry Weight 24 grams.The Filter Membrane:The filter is made of multiple hollow fiber membranes, 40 plus meters, packed into a casing. These membranes are produced by a melt spun and drawn processes from 100% polyethersulfone raw materials. After the membrane is manufactured the surface is coated with hydrophilic polymer to aid the filtration process. Filter membranes have a pore size of 0.2 micron.Laboratory Test Results:The SureAquaStraw water quality test was carried out by NATA approved testing laboratories with the lab results confirming the straws to be 99.9999% effective in filtering out coliforms/faecal coliforms, e-coli, staphylococcus, Cryptosporidium, Giardia, standard plate count bacteria, pseudomonas aeruginosa (bacteria causing respiratory tract infections), pseudomonas diminuta, and serratia marcescents (another form of bacteria). The water quality report confirmed SureAquaStraw as an ideal drinking water filtration straw for travel and drinking water related emergency and life-threatening situations where water must be treated for bacterial and protozoa contamination.Though there are chlorine-based water tablets on the market, many are ineffective against parasite infection and give the water a foul taste, however, the SureAquaStraw, manufactured to world-class quality standards, is chemical-free. Rather than using chemicals for water purification, the SureAquaStraw drinking water straws use an ultra fine 0.2 micron membrane: over 5 times greater than the US CDC recommendations to provide pure filtered water.The Australian Government Analytical approved Laboratory tested the straw by passing water containing various bacteria and contaminants through to assess it removal capabilities. Well known microorganisms such as E-Coli, Cryptosporidium and Giardia are all successfully removed.