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Aquatabs® Granules

Water Disinfection worldwide


Aquatabs® granules are added to to drinking water to kill most harmful micro-organisms. The granules dissolve clear within minutes and isinfects the water within 30 minutes.


Aquatabs® Granules are available in a 0.5kg, 5kg & 25kg plastic bucket and lid with a 2 year shelf life.

Label Claim 

Aquatabs will lead to a 6 log reduction in bacteria, a 4 log reduction in viruses and a 3 log reduction in Cysts (Giardia) within 30 minutes, when used in non-turbid water.

Directions for use and dosage 

Weigh out and dissolve 20g of Aquatabs® Granules in 1 litre of water. Stir to dissolve. The 1% (10,000mg/l available chlorine) solution is used to disinfect larger quantities of water as follows:

Volume of 1% solution to be added to: 

Chlorine Dose Required   10,000 Litres   100,000 Litres
1 mg/l1 Litre10 Litres
5 mg/l5 Litres50 Litres
10 mg/l10 Litres100 Litres

Note: 1mg/l = 1 ppm available chlorine. 

  1. Pre-treatment should ensure that the water turbidity is less than 5 NTU before chlorinating.
  2. Ensure that a minimum contact time of 30 minutes is allowed before consumption.
  3. Ensure a thorough mix, by recirculation where appropriate.
  4. Always test for residual chlorine levels. It is desirable to leave a residual chlorine level of 0.3-0.5 mg/l after 30 minutes contact.
  5. During outbreaks it is recommended that chlorine residuals should be maintained as follow: 
    0.5 mg/l at all points in the supply 
    1.0 mg/l at standposts and wells 
    2.0 mg/l in tanker trucks at filling 

USA 8.5mg Aquatabs only approved by EPA

Aquatabs 5kg