Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) on Aquapura Water Purification Tablets
What is the ingredient used in Aquapura Water Purification Tablets?
Aquapura contains Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate (NaDCC), a chlorine-releasing compound. This compound is used in 67 countries for water purification. The World Health Organization, Red Cross and The Bureau of India Standards have recommended NaDCC for the purpose of water purification. NaDCC is used by almost all state-governments in India for water purification.
Does the active ingredient of Aquapura meet any sort of certification?
Yes, NaDCC also known as Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate is one of the few water purification ingredients in the market today which is certified to NSF / ANSI 60. It is also US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) approved. NaDCC also conform to WHO Specification (The New Emergency Health Kit 98), United Nations Development Programme (UNCCS Code 356461), International Red Cross Society (Standard Specifications for Water and Sanitation) and Red Crescent Movement specification (Code: Type 21.1), Oxfam Agency, The European Standard(en) For Chemicals Use For Water Intended for Human Consumption (NaDCC Tablets Code-EN 12931:2000), UNICEF Specification (Codes: S1588350 / S158355 / S15350 / S 0003245), The German Drinking Water Regulations, The U.K. Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and Regions (In accordance with The Water Supply / Water Quality Regulations 1989 No. 1147, under Regulation 25 (1) A for disinfection of water and water supply system), The French High Council for Public Health & Ministry of Employment and Solidarity, and NATO Stock Number (NSN) 6850-99-225-1833).
How does Aquapura Work?
Each Aquapura Tablet contains measured dose of Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate, commonly referred to as NaDCC. When added to water Aquapura dissolves to release a measured dose of Hypochlorous Acid (free available chlorine) that is universally recognized as a safe and effective water disinfectant.
Do Aquapura Water Purification Tablets colour the water or leave a taste?
No, unlike other water purification treatments such as Iodine or Chlorine Dioxide, Aquapura Water Purification Tablets will not colour the water or leave an unpleasant taste. NaDCC works very differently from traditional chlorine, and as such, it is very difficult to taste any chlorine in treated water. There is usually less of a chlorine taste in water treated with Aquapura Water Purification Tablets than there is in any municipal tap water.
Is Aquapura the solution for all kinds of Water borne diseases?
Yes. It is the most reliable and safest treatment for all communicable water borne germs.
What are the various Water borne diseases that can be curbed with the use of Aquapura?
Aquapura prevents all communicable water borne disease. These include: Jaundice, Diarrhea, Dysentery, Cholera, Polio, Giardia, Infantile Diarrhea caused by Rota Virus. Aquapura even helps avoid all Gram Positive and Gram Negative Bacteria, Virus, and Fungi. In addition, Aquapura destroys biofilms that are found on pots, vessels and tanks, a major source of e.coli bacteria.
What do I do if I have swallowed Aquapura?
Drink plenty of Milk or Water. Although Aquapura Water Purification Tablets are non-toxic, always seek medical advice immediately incase of such matters.
Can Aquapura be used during pregnancy?
Water treated by Aquapura can be safely consumed within the normal dosage levels.
Can Aquapura be used in very cold temperatures?
Do Aquapura Tablets have an expiry date or shelf life?
Yes, Aquapura tablets have a shelf life of 3-5 years if left in their original strip / foil packaging and stored in a cool, dry place. When they are packed in tubs and plastic airtight containers, they have a shelf life of 2-3 years. Please refer to the dates printed on each strip /tub/plastic container for manufacture and expiry dates/information.
How do we confirm the expiry date of Aquapura Water Purification Tablets?
Aquapura Tablets are marked with Batch Number, Manufacturing Date and 3 Years Expiry Date (Incase of Plastic Container/Bulk Packing) and 5 Year Expiry Date (Incase of Strip Packing)
What are the packing options available for Aquapura Water Purification Tablets?
Aquapura Water Purification Tablets are available in Strip Packs or in Airtight Plastic Containers (Tubs). Packing specification can be altered as per customer’s requirements also.
How do I use Aquapura Tablets for Drinking Water Purification?
Aquapura tablets are the most Easy to use. Just add one tablet in recommended volume of water as mentioned on the product label, wait for 30 minutes, and the water is safe to drink or use for intended application.
If the water is relatively clear / clean then a dosage rate of 2mg of chlorine per liter or 2 PPM is recommended. If the contamination level of Water is high or source of water is unknown (like river/pond/lake etc) then dosage rate of 4-5mg of chlorine per litre or 4-5 PPM is recommended.
How long does it take for Aquapura Tablet to dissolve and react, once it is placed into the water?
Aquapura takes 5-10 minutes to dissolve in water, and it takes 30 minutes for the chlorine to react and fully treat the water. Aquapura once dissolved, leaves no residue or sediment. The water becomes fit for use, and free from all water borne germs after 30 minutes. In some temperatures and conditions, 60-120 minutes might be recommended.
How soon can you use water after treating with Aquapura Water Purification Tablets?
In most situations, water treated with Aquapura Water Purification Tablets is safe to use after 30 minutes. In some temperatures and conditions, 60-120 minutes might be recommended.
Does the Aquapura tablet need to be stirred after it is added into the water?
No. There is no need to stir the Aquapura tablet after it is added into the water. The tablet dissolves in the water and becomes germ-free and safe to use after 30 minutes.
What precautions are recommended when using Aquapura Tablets?
The following general precautions are recommended when using Aquapura Tablets:
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Do not swallow the tablets.
- Do not mix with other products.
- Store in a cool, dry place.
- If tablets are swallowed, drink milk, seek medical advice immediately & show outside packaging to the doctor / medical practitioner.
Can Aquapura Tablets be used on a long-term basis?
Yes, Aquapura Tablets produce extremely safe levels of freely available chlorine that are comparable to those levels found in municipal tap water.
Is Aquapura a Medicine?
Aquapura Tablets are not Medicine. They are not meant for oral consumption and not meant to be swallowed.
Are Aquapura Tablets safe to handle, store and transport?
Yes, Aquapura Tablets are safe to handle, store & transport. Unlike other water purification treatments such as Iodine or Chlorine Dioxide, Aquapura Tablets do not require gloves, protective eyewear, or any other protective gear to be used. Infact, you can safely dissolve a NaDCC Tablet right in the palm of your hand.
Can Aquapura Tablets cause Allergic reactions?
If used in the recommended dosage, Aquapura is very unlikely to cause any kind of allergic reactions. Aquapura should not be used by persons who are hypersensitive and/or inherently allergic to chlorine products. However, Akron Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. or Brand Aquapura take no responsibility of any allergic reaction caused to any individual after using Aquapura Tablets for any application.
Does Aquapura have adverse reactions with Metal containers?
No. Aquapura does not react adversely with any metals. It will react the same way, and effectively purify the water, regardless of the make & material of the container.
Is Treatment of Water with Aquapura Tablets better than Boiling of Water?
Boiling water helps kill bacteria as well as other disease-causing microorganisms like Giardia Lamblia and Cryptosporidium Parvum, which are commonly found in rivers and lakes. However, boiling does not kill all water borne diseases causing microorganisms/bacteria/viruses like Aquapura Tablets will do. Also, boiling water is an unsure, environmentally damaging & much more expensive method of treating water than Aquapura Tablets. Unlike water treated with Aquapura Tablets, cooled boiled water has no residual disinfectant and can be easily recontaminated in a few hours whereas water treated with Aquapura Tablets remains disinfected and purified for 2 days i.e. 48 hours. The time period in which the water borne diseases casing bacteria and germs will grow again in boiled water is uncertain.
Water needs to be boiled for a very considerable time in order to kill all potential pathogens, germs and this is very difficult to achieve. The gas/lpg/fuel needed to boil water properly or bring water to a rolling boil may cost more than Aquapura Tablets and long-term use can damage the environment. Also, the time period in which the water borne diseases causing bacteria and germs will grow again in boiled water is uncertain.
What do I do if a tablet is broken?
Just put the broken pieces of tablets in the container/vessel and add water. Ensure that the broken pieces of tablets are equivalent to the size of the tablet or tablets you intend to put in the water vessel. Be careful about over-dosing or under-dosing incase broken tablets are being used.
Is Aqupura a better method of water purification than common electric water purification systems & electrical gadgets?
Yes. Aquapura is better than common electric water purification systems & electrical gadgets for these reasons:
- Water purification systems work on electricity, filtration membrane and/or ultraviolet light. The ability to kill germs via these systems is on running water and not on stored water.
- Stored water has chances of becoming contaminated once again after filtration, due to Biofilms in the container vessel – therefore the use of Aquapura Tablets is recommended for disinfection and purification at point of usage for utmost safety. Hence, even after filteration by electrical water purification systems, the water should be treated with Aquapura Tablets for sure shot disinfection & purification of water.
- Over a period of time the ultra violet bulb loses its photon power like any another bulb. This will reduce the efficacy of the system. This means that the effectiveness of the electrical system for water purification reduces day by day but the consumers only get it replaced once it is completely not functional or out of capacity.
- The ultra filter gets clogged over period of time. This clog will have biofilms and readily produce bacteria.
- These issues require periodic checks in the purification system, which does not happens regularly. Surveys show that once installed most people do not care for maintenance. This is a major reason people suffer from sore throat and diarrhea in spite of using such systems.
Does Aquapura help purify contaminated water with Metal content?
Water contains high amounts of calcium, iron and magnesium. Aquapura may react with these minerals and form harmless salts of chlorine.
Does Aquapura address the issue of chemical contamination in water, like arsenic, fluoride etc.?
No. Aquapura only purifies/disinfects water off all pathogens and prevents all communicable water borne diseases. Aquapura does not address the issue of Arsenic and/or Fluoride.
Do Aquapura tablets contain Iodine?
No, Aquapura tablets do not contain Iodine. Iodine has been found to cause a number of side effects and health hazards when used as a water purification agent, notably when used by pregnant women and/or when used on a long-term basis.
Can Aquapura Water Purification Tablets be used in cloudy or extremely dirty water with high levels of organic matter and turbidity?
The more sediment and/or organic matter within the water to be treated, the more chances that bacteria, viruses and cysts will be able to “hide” from the Aquapura Tablet Solution. As excessive amounts of disinfectant react with the sediment and/or organic matter, there may not be enough disinfectant to inactivate important contaminants such as bacteria and viruses. All water to be treated with Aquapura Water Purification Tablets should be clear. Filtering suspect/dirty/muddy water through a t-shirt or filter cloth is needed first.
Are Aquapura Tablets effective against the Cysts Giardia and Cryptosporidium?
Aquapura Tablets are effective against Giardia when used as directed. Usually dosage at 4-5 PPM is required in very cold water (5°C).
Aquapura Tablets are not effective against Cryptosporidium when the cyst is in the oocyte stage of its life cycle. Cryptosporidium is however not considered to be a common cyst.
If Cryptosporidium is suspected, boil the water for 1 to 3 minutes depending on elevation or filter to a level of 1 micron absolute and then treat with Aquapura Tablets to inactivate remaining bacteria and viruses that filtration does not generally remove.