The Aquafilter has undergone a series of tests to measure its effectiveness at removing bacteria and dirt particles. There is already proven efficacy with water borne bacteria as a result of the tests at the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Arizona:
- Bacteriological testing by Newcastle University has been carried out on a regular basis. For testing purposes, a water sample was heavily contaminated with e-coli and used to test the effectiveness of the Aquafilters. Whilst there is no international standard for water quality from non-piped supplies, test results so far have shown that the quality of water from the Aquafilter Family exceeds Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) standards.
- The report on virus and bacteriological testing from the University of Arizona by the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science shows that the micro-organisms were removed effectively from both types of water used in testing.