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Old 03-12-2012, 09:15   #1
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Water treatment

Has anyone heard of these? Can ordinary people purchase them?

Proctor & Gamble's non-profit division has created, and is distributing worldwide to areas in need, sachets of a powder that can transform water from non-potable to drinkable.

I don't think the product will remove salt from water but it could be a good thing to have if your on-board water tanks became somehow contaminated or if you had to provision water from a questionable source.

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Old 03-12-2012, 09:23   #2
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Re: Water treatment

From your link, it appears the components of this are a coagulant and chlorine, nothing novel or unique and have been marketed throughout the world for a few decades. I didn't bother looking but a quick MSDS search may show more info. The chemistry involved is not effective for many parasites or viruses.
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Re: Water treatment

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Has anyone heard of these? Can ordinary people purchase them?

Proctor & Gamble's non-profit division has created, and is distributing worldwide to areas in need, sachets of a powder that can transform water from non-potable to drinkable.

I don't think the product will remove salt from water but it could be a good thing to have if your on-board water tanks became somehow contaminated or if you had to provision water from a questionable source.

Thanks,
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I'm sure it would remove salt. But I doubt it is designed for the very high amount of total dissolved solids that would be in seawater and it is aimed at treating surface water like from a river/stream/pond!

So I don't feel these have a lot of application for a boater.
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So what virus or parasite is not killed by chlorine?

I was thinking of using something like this to treat on board water if the tanks turned up bad or had to take on suspect water.

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Re: Water treatment

why go get powder when ordinary bleach will do the same thing?
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