The H2gO Purifier results from a quest to create the best personal water purifier in the world. H2gO is a pocket-sized water purifier for individuals, families, and small groups that converts common salt into a powerful sterilizing solution capable of killing waterborne microorganisms. Many city water utilities use the same core technology.
The H2gO Purifier PRIME is a suitable choice for any of the following circumstances:
- Individuals from developed countries
- A desire for more thorough treatment (i.e. protozoa) with fewer doses
- The ability to tolerate a possible taste of chlorine
- Use with containers <= 10L, or no issue with multi-dosing to treat a 20L container
- No pre-filtration used
The H2gO Purifier PRIME has volume settings of 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 liters, with a dose of 5 mg/L free available chlorine. One battery charge will deliver 150 liters, and the device has a lifetime capacity of 60,000 liters (16,000 gallons) with no replacement parts needed.
Certification for the H2gO Purifier PRIME is underway in accord with U.S. EPA's P231 Guide Standard & Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers. In-house testing demonstrates that a single dose meets EPA treatment standards for bacteria, virus, and Giardia in most waters, as well as Cryptosporidium in clear-looking water. Inactivation of Cryptosporidium in cloudy or colored waters requires more than the standard dose.