Research

Research

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.
Tests of the device continue so as to ensure we are providing a safe and robust solution to treat contaminated water across developing countries. Currently a microbiologist from Newcastle Hospitals NHS Trust is undertaking work on the efficacy of the Aquafilter in dealing with viruses. Aquafilter Family Research NHS Newcastle
To read the bacteriological and virus test results from the University of Arizona, please click the following link: Bacteriological and Virus Testing – University of Arizona
To read the bacteriological test results from Newcastle University click on the following link: Aquafilter Bacteriological Test Newcastle University