Katadyn® Micropur Purification Tablets (Package of 20)

$9.95

$8.95

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The only EPA-Registered Purification Tablets on the market. Effective against Cryptosporidium, Giardia, bacteria, and viruses. 20 tablets per pack. The only EPA-Registered Purification Tablets on the market. Effective against Cryptosporidium, Giardia, bacteria, and viruses. 20 tablets per pack. Unlike iodine tablets that have a strong chemical taste and murky orange-yellow color, these Katadyn® Micropur Purification Tablets leave you with only the taste of fresh water. These tablets are easy to use and have the same proven technology used in municipal water supplies. They are lightweight and compact, making them ideal for traveling, backpacking, and emergency use. 20-pack.
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Misrepresented Wait Time

Your tech specs state:The following is a list of "wait times": EPA Water #1 (clear, 20 degrees C) and EPA Water #2 (dirty, 4 degrees C) wait 15 minutes to kill Bacteria and Viruses. EPA Water #1 (clear, 20 degrees C) wait 30 minutes to kill Cysts/Protozoa. EPA Water #2 (dirty, 4 degrees C) wait 4 hours to kill Cysts/Protozoa.
HOWEVER, Package Direction for Use & contents sheet ONLY lists a 4 hour Wait Time! Not a good choice for day hike water disinfecting! Whereas, unscented household bleach needs just 2 drops clear water/4 drops dirty water/quart and only a 30 min. Wait Time. . Will not purchase again.

{Response from Emergency Essentials - We appreciate your comment with the listed wait time information. Protozoa Cysts (Giardia and Cryptosporidium) are tolerant to chemicals such as bleach and iodine, and are present in 95% of backcountry water. Micropur tablets are able to kill all microorganisms, but it may take up to four hours to fully do so in poor water conditions. The EPA requires Micropur to state that it may take up to four hours to cover all possible scenarios. Micropur, however, can work much more quickly in standard outdoor conditions. Thanks for your review!}

Posted on 3/7/14 by "DOC"

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Katadyn Micropur Purification Tablet Manual
The purification method is Chlorine Dioxide and one tablet will treat 1 quart (1 L) of water. Each package comes with 20 tablets. The following is a list of "wait times": EPA Water #1 (clear, 20 degrees C) and EPA Water #2 (dirty, 4 degrees C) wait 15 minutes to kill Bacteria and Viruses. EPA Water #1 (clear, 20 degrees C) wait 30 minutes to kill Cysts/Protozoa. EPA Water #2 (dirty, 4 degrees C) wait 4 hours to kill Cysts/Protozoa.
  • Katadyn® Micropur Purification Tablets (Package of 20)
  • Katadyn® Micropur Purification Tablets
  • Katadyn® Micropur Purification Tablets