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Study

Evaluation of Vestergaard's hollow fiber LifeStraw® for the removal of Escherichia Coli and Cryptosporidium according to the US Environmental Protection Agency guide standard and protocol for evaluation of microbiological water purifiers, 2010.

Institution/Authors

Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona. Naranjo, J. and Gerba, C.P.

Outcome 

  • Longevity of LifeStraw® was successfully assessed in laboratory conditions (harsher conditions than what is required by the EPA in terms of turbidity and organic matter), up to 1600L (approximately 160% of design life).
  • Antimicroial Efficacy: LifeStraw® was successfully assessed in the same laboratory conditions (EPA 1987 protocol for microbiological water purifiers testing) and showed that LifeStraw® meets the EPA requirements of LOG 6 reduction for bacteria and LOG 3 reduction for protozoan parasites: 
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