you're tired of pumping water through a water filter for what seems like an
interminable amount of time in order to have a couple of gallons of safe water
for camp, or if you don't like the taste of iodine or chlorine treated water,
this is a product that is a real breakthrough. And it will cost you only
about ten or twelve cents a quart!
Aquamira Water Treatment is a new E.P.A.
registered water treatment designed for wilderness and adventure travelers,
campers, outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, emergency preparedness kits, and
anyone concerned about the quality of drinking water. Aquamira is suitable
for treating and improving the taste of water from rivers, lakes, streams,
straight from the tap, and more!
Aquamira Water Treatment is stabilized
chlorine dioxide and contains no active chlorine or iodine. Chlorine dioxide is
an extremely effective and safe water treatment currently used by hundreds of
municipal water treatment plants world-wide. Aquamira's unique formula
works quickly and efficiently by releasing oxygen in a highly active form to
kill bacteria, viruses, and protozoa without unpleasant taste or odor!
Aquamira is the first stabilized chlorine dioxide water treatment kit of its
kind available in a consumer package.
The Aquamira Water Treatment kit is an
easy-to-use, two-part system containing two 1 oz. (30ml) bottles with
dropper-tip applicators and mixing cap. Aquamira has a shelf life of four
years. Once opened, the product will remain effective until the expiration
date if stored properly. The kit treats up to 30 gallons of water.
Aquamira may be used to treat water immediately prior to use, prior to storage,
and to refresh existing stored water supplies.
What is Aquamira?
Aquamira is a two part system,
Part A, chlorine dioxide, 1 oz. (30ml) (2% stabilized chlorine dioxide), and
Part B, phosphoric acid, 1 oz. (30ml) (5% food-grade solution).
Is there chlorine in
there is no active chlorine in chlorine dioxide. Although chlorine dioxide
has the word chlorine in its name, the two forms of chlorine have completely
different chemical structures. The oxygen radically changes the molecule
and creates completely different chemical behaviors and by-products. Just
like the chlorine in sodium chloride (table salt) is safe and will not treat
water, the chlorine in Aquamira
is not the active ingredient. The oxygen
is the active ingredient.
How safe is Aquamira?
Water treated as
directed with Aquamira
is safe to drink on a regular basis. Other water
treatment chemicals may create foul tastes and odors, and discolor water.
Some chemicals, like iodine, chlorine, and other halogens, create potentially
How is Aquamira
Aquamira parts A and
B must be premixed in the small mixing cap before adding it to
water. Premixing activates the chlorine dioxide and begins the release of
oxygen that kills bacteria. The mixture will turn yellow as the chlorine
dioxide activates. Only then is Aquamira ready to be added to drinking
water. Place 7 drops Aquamira
(Part A) and 7 drops Activator (Part B) in a clean cup or the mixing cap.
Let the mixture react for 5 minutes. Fill a container with 1 quart of
water and add the contents of cup or cap. Shake well and let stand for 15
minutes. If the water is very cold, cloudy, or if Cryptosporidium is
suspected, let stand for 30 minutes. Water is now ready for use. If
you are treating a large Qty. of water, premix enough Aquamira
to treat the
entire container of water with one dose. Do not treat large containers of
water with multiple small doses. It will work in water temperatures from
32°F to 100°F.