Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide is a chlorine dioxide based water purification tablet. When used as directed, each Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide tablet generates a 4 parts per million (ppm) solution of chlorine dioxide gas dissolved in water.
Dissolving Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide tablets in water releases chlorine dioxide, a water-soluble gas and powerful biocide that exhibits an effective and rapid kill of multiple organisms under a wide pH range. Chlorine dioxide gas works by penetrating the cell walls of contaminating microorganisms, reacting with vital amino acids within the cell and, ultimately, killing the organism.
Use Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets in accordance with the directions on the product labeling to kill bacteria, viruses and cysts (Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia muris) in contaminated water. In accordance with the product labeling, remove a tablet from its foil packaging with knife or scissors, and quickly insert into one quart (one liter) of contaminated water. Allow to react for 4 hours, in an area away from sunlight, before drinking.
The shelf life of Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets is 4 years from the date of manufacture. Check your package of Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide for the exact expiration date.
Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide is convenient to use and can be stored for long periods of time; kills a wide range of bacteria, viruses and cysts; and improves the taste and odor of water, rather than presenting a “chlorine smell” or taste. In addition, with 2.6 times the oxidizing capacity of chlorine, chlorine dioxide has demonstrated four-to-seven times greater biocidal activity at equivalent doses. Among the many advantages offered by Potable Aqua Chlorine Dioxide Water Purification Tablets as compared to alternative antimicrobial agents are:
Potable Aqua® Chlorine Dioxide Tablets are effective against Cryptosporidium cysts in addition to the organisms listed here that are killed by Iodine.