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1 March 2008 Virus Removal from Water by a Portable Water Treatment Device
Charles P. Gerba, Jamie E. Naranjo, Ellen L. Jones
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Objective.—Few portable point-of-use (POU) devices are available for treatment of water by recreational enthusiasts who may obtain water from untreated sources (rivers, lakes, etc.). This study evaluated a POU device containing a structure matrix capable of removing viruses from water without the use of a disinfectant.

Methods.—The unit was evaluated for the removal of poliovirus type 1, rotavirus SA-11, human norovirus, and a wide range of different coliphages exhibiting different isoelectric points, sizes, and shapes.

Results.—The removal of all virus types tested exceeded 99.99%.

Conclusion.—The tested unit complied with the criteria guidelines for virus removal under the US Environmental Protection Agency's “Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing of Microbiological Water Purifiers.”

Charles P. Gerba, Jamie E. Naranjo, and Ellen L. Jones "Virus Removal from Water by a Portable Water Treatment Device," Wilderness & Environmental Medicine 19(1), 45-49, (1 March 2008). https://doi.org/10.1580/07-WEME-BR-109.1
Published: 1 March 2008
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norovirus
point-of-use water treatment
viruses
water purification
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