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Backpack water filters from Monolithic
« on: October 21, 2011, 11:17:39 AM »
from http://www.monolithic.com/stories/backpack-water-filters-vital-gear-for-hikers
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The Backpack Water Filter takes care of bacteria and dangerous elements found in untreated water. It will filter out everything from giardia that may be hiding in a clear mountain stream to the muck in turbid water.
How it’s designed

The Backpack Water Filter has a 3-liter water bladder that includes an attached, small ceramic filter. A drinking tube with a bite-down mouthpiece is connected to the water bladder.

The front of the Backpack has two pockets for spare filters. Filters are designed to last for up to 75 bag refills.

The Backpack Water Filter is available in 4 colors: camouflage, blue, black and red.
Testing

Just Water Filter Systems, who manufacturers the Backpack, has had testing done by Analytical Food Laboratories, Johns Hopkins University, Abbott Labs of South Africa, and The Aga Kahn University Hospital in Karachi Pakistan.
Filter Specs provided by Just Water Filter Systems:

    * 99% Arsenic 5 and 99% Arsenic 3 (special order)
    * 99% Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S)
    * 95% Chlorine and Chloramines
    * 99% Taste
    * 99% Odor
    * 98% Aluminum
    * 96% Iron
    * 98% Lead
    * 90% Pesticides
    * 85% Herbicides
    * 85% Insecticides
    * 90% Rodenticides
    * 85% Phenols
    * 85% MTBE
    * 85% Perchlorate
    * 80% Trihalomethanes
    * 95% Poly Aromatic Hydrocarbons
    * 99.999% of particles larger than 0.5 micron, including Anthrax (Staffordshire University Labs)
    * 99.7% of particles larger than 0.3 micron (Staffordshire University Labs)
    * 98% of particles larger than 0.2 micron (Staffordshire University Labs)
    * 100% Giardia Lamblia
    * 100% Cyclospora
    * 100% live Cryptosporidium (WRc Standard)
    * 100% Cryptosporidium (NSF Standard 53 – A.C. fine dust – 4 log challenge)
    * 100% E. Coli, Vibrio Cholerae (Johns Hopkins University)
    * 99.999% Salmonella Typhil, Shigella Dysenteria, Kiebsiella Terrigena (Hyder Labs)
    * National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 42
    * National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 42
    * National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Standard 53
    * ISO 9002 Quality Standard
    * USA AEL Laboratories
    * USA Analytical Food Laboratories
    * USA Johns Hopkins University
    * British 5750 Quality Standard
    * England’s Water Research council (WRc) Performance Standards



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Re: Backpack water filters from Monolithic
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2011, 02:29:28 PM »
Hmmm....Christmas....

Monolithic is such an excellent company to deal with. I'm happy to get anything I need from them.

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Re: Backpack water filters from Monolithic
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 07:25:08 PM »
on my wish list for Christmas and my buy list for the new year. 8) 8) 8)