Description: Steripen Traveler UV Water Purifier
The SteriPEN Water Purifier harnesses the brilliant power of ultraviolet light to make water safe to drink. It’s the same technology used to purify water by leading bottled water manufacturers, as well as major cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Extensive testing has proven SteriPEN to be safe and effective, eliminating over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa that cause water-borne illness. SteriPEN has earned the Water Quality Association’s Gold Seal, certifying its effectiveness.
Unlike chemical approaches to water disinfection, UV light provides rapid, effective inactivation of microorganisms through a physical process. When bacteria, viruses and protozoa are exposed to the germicidal wavelengths of UV light, they are rendered incapable of reproducing and infecting.
How the Water Purifier works:
Purify water in 3 easy steps:
- Push button to activate
- Immerse SteriPEN Traveler in bottle or glass and
- Agitate or stir.
In 48 seconds, you’ll disinfect a half liter (16 oz.) of water or in 90 seconds a full liter (32 oz.).
SteriPEN Traveler is powered by 4 AA batteries (not included).
Contents: SteriPEN Traveler and user’s guide. One year limited warranty.
|Dimensions||7.6 x 1.5 x 1.5 in|
|Lamp Life||3,000 treatments|
|Battery||AA Lithium (Not included with purchase)|
|Battery Life||Lithium Disposable: 200 treatments (16oz./0.5L), NiMH: 200 treatments; Alkaline & NiCd not recommended.|
|Minimium Bottle Diameter||20mm (0.8 inches)|
|Filter Compatability||Tapered End (PreFilter and FitsAll|
What is UV disinfection?
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are part of the light that comes from the sun. The UV spectrum is higher in frequency than visible light and lower than x-rays. As a water treatment technique, UV is known to be an effective disinfectant due to its strong germicidal (inactivating) ability. UV disinfects water containing bacteria and viruses and can be effective against protozoans like, Giardia lamblia cysts or Cryptosporidium oocysts.
UV has been used commercially for many years in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, beverage, and electronics industries, especially in Europe. In the US, it was used for drinking water disinfection in the early 1900s but was abandoned due to high operating costs, unreliable equipment, and the expanding popularity of disinfection by chlorination.
UV light, involves exposing contaminated water to radiation from UV light. The treatment works because UV light penetrates an organism’s cell walls and disrupts the cell’s genetic material, making reproduction impossible. A special lamp generates the radiation that creates UV light by striking an electric arc through low-pressure mercury vapor.