What is the shelf-life of Aquatabs?
In tropical and temperate conditions Aquatabs have a five year shelf-life in strip packs and a three year shelf-life in tubs. All tablet products should be protected from exposure to temperature extremes or high humidity.
Aquatabs Granules have a shelf life of 2 years.
Aquatabs Flo cartridge: 3-year shelf life.
Aquatabs InLIne cartridge: 2-year shelf life.
What is the shelf-life of Aquatabs Flo & Aquatabs InLine?
Aquatabs Flo cartridge: 3-year shelf life
Aquatabs InLIne cartridge: 2-year shelf life
What is the active ingredient in Aquatabs tablets?
Aquatabs tablets contain NaDCC, a stable ingredient which delivers an accurate dose of chlorine to create safe water and also a reserve to keep water safe.
What is NaDCC?
NaDCC is a common abbreviation of sodium dichloroisocyanurate. Na is the chemical symbol for Sodium. NaDCC can also be called Troclosene sodium.
What is Troclosene Sodium?
Troclosene sodium is an alternative name for NaDCC, the active ingredient in Aquatabs tablets.
How do Aquatabs tablets work?
When added to water, Aquatabs effervesce and dissolve quickly to release chlorine to kill pathogens over a 30-minute time period. Aquatabs will continue to protect from pathogens for at least 24 hours by releasing more chlorine when required.
Which approach is best for me – Aquatabs tablets or Aquatabs systems?
In terms of performance in making water safe, there is no significant difference. The choice is one of volume of water to be treated and the type of water supply available. Check out our product pages for more guidance.
Where can I buy Aquatabs tablets?
We have a global network of stockists who can provide Aquatabs products locally. Contact us and tell us where you are and we can provide the details.
Will Aquatabs kill cholera?
Aquatabs are incredibly effective in killing the bacteria responsible for cholera. Independent studies and our own ongoing performance checks validate we kill 99.9999% of vibrio cholerae in water.
To provide a stronger disinfection dose for instant kill of pathogens, the Aquatabs InLine and Aquatabs Flo use TCCA, or Trichloroisocyanuric acid. As a very weak acid, TCCA delivers the most effective form of chlorine-based disinfection – hypochlorous acid.
What does log reduction mean?
Log refers to a scale based on an order of magnitude of 10-fold. Reducing the number of bacteria present by 1-log means killing 90% of those present, as only 10% or 1 in 10 remain. Aquatabs will deliver 6-log reduction for many bacteria (killing 99.9999% of those present).
Which pathogens does Aquatabs kill?
Aquatabs kill microorganisms in water to prevent cholera, typhoid, dysentery and other water borne diseases leading to a 99.9999% reduction in bacteria, a 99.99% reduction in viruses and a 99.9% reduction in Cysts (Giardia) within 30 minutes, when used in non-turbid water.
Does Aquatabs kill COVID-19?
COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is the official name given to the disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)
In accordance with EN14476:2013+A1:2015, Annex A, Aquatabs has a virucidal activity when used as a surface disinfectant. It is therefore effective against Coronavirus when used under clean conditions at a concentration of 500 ppm available chlorine.
Does Aquatabs kill SARS-CoV-2?
SARS-CoV-2 is the name given to 2019 novel coronavirus. In accordance with EN14476:2013+A1:2015, Annex A, Aquatabs has a virucidal activity when used as a surface disinfectant. It is therefore effective against Coronavirus when used under clean conditions at a concentration of 500 ppm available chlorine.
What is the difference between Aquatabs and other chlorine tablets?
Aquatabs are formulated using the highest food grade NaDCC. NaDCC’s fast acting, powerful chemistry dissolves in water to release hypochlorous acid (HOCl) and monosodiumcyanurate (a non-toxic biodegradable compound)
HOCl is the biocidal agent responsible for killing microorganisms
Undissociated HOCl is 100 times more powerful than the dissociated components
Why Is HOCl 100 Times More Powerful?
• HOCl has a similar chemical structure to water (HOH)
• It is similar in size, and it is electrically neutral
• These factors enable it to penetrate the cell wall in a similar way to water
• Destroying the proteins and enzyme systems, inactivating microorganisms
Are Aquatabs USEPA approved?
Yes, Aquatabs are NSF, US EPA and WHO approved.
Certified to EU directives:
ISO 13485-2016, ISO4001-2015, ISO45001-2018, ISO9001-2015 and GMP certified.
AQUATABS also conform to WHO Specification (The New Emergency Health Kit 98), International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement specification (Code: Type 21.1), UNICEF specification (Codes: S 1588350 / S 158355 / S 0003245) and NATO Stock Number (NSN) 6850-99-225-1833).
How do I know whether my Aquatabs are still working?
Aquatabs strip packed product has a shelf life of 5 years, it is not recommended to use the tablets after the expiry date. The expiry date is every strip.
Aquatabs tubs will contain the expiry date on the side of the tub.
The ppm level of water disinfected by Aquatabs can be found by using chlorine test strips.
What is the shelf-life of Aquatabs?
Aquatabs strip packed tablets have a 5 year shelf life.
Aquatabs tub packed tablets have a shelf life of 3 years.
All tablet products should be protected from exposure to temperature extremes or high humidity
Can I use Aquatabs when I am pregnant?
Yes – you can safely consume water treated by Aquatabs within the normal dosage levels.
What do I do if I accidentally swallow Aquatabs?
Drink plenty of milk or water. Although Aquatabs are non-toxic, as ever with these matters you should always seek medical advice at your earliest opportunity.
Can I add Aquatabs to boiling water?
Aquatabs effervescent tablets can be added to lukewarm water, it is not recommended to add Aquatabs to boiling water.
Can boiling water kill pathogens in water?
Bringing water to a rolling boil will kill most micro-organisms. However when the water cools, it can easily become recontaminated. Due to the unique properties of Aquatabs they will continue to protect from pathogens for a minimum of 24 hours by releasing more chlorine when required.
Where can I find a Safety Data Sheet?
Contact our customer support team @ [email protected]
We will ensure to answer your query promptly
What do I do if my Aquatabs tablet is broken?
No problem, ensure all pieces are available then place in the container and add water. Do be sure to rinse your hands clean of Aquatabs dust particles.
Can Aquatabs be used on a long-term basis?
Yes, AQUATABS produce safe levels of free available chlorine suitable for long term use.
ARE AQUATABS SAFE TO HANDLE?
Yes, AQUATABS are safe to handle. The pH level of AQUATABS is similar to our skin. Unlike other water purification treatments, Aquatabs single dose tablets do not require gloves or protective glasses for use. However, it is always
Can Aquatabs be used in cloudy or extremely dirty water?
It is advised to filter turbid water prior to using Aquatabs, this will ensure that the water you are disinfecting to consume contains no sediment or organic matter. Generally, filtering through a mesh cloth or t-shirt in more than sufficient.
Do I need to do any maintenance on the NaDCC tablets / Aquatabs?
Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow tablets. If tablets are swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show outside packaging. Wash after handling. Do not mix with other products. Store in a cool, dry place.