An affordable, reliable option for disaster preparedness, the SteriPEN Emergency quickly and efficiently purifies water by using high-energy Ultraviolet (UV) light. With compact dimensions and a weight of just 5.7 ounces, it fits perfectly in suitcases, glove compartments, emergency kits or storage closets.
Utilizing the same technology used to purify water in municipal treatment facilities, hospitals and water-bottling plants, the Emergency purifier renders viruses, bacteria and cysts harmless by breaking down their DNA and does so without the need for chemicals or pumping.
Simply fill a 16 ounce or 32 ounce glass, plastic, ceramic or metal container with clear water, push the activation button, dip it in the container and stir slightly to agitate the water. Ultraviolet light is invisible to the human eye, but a visible blue light indicates that the lamp is working and shuts off as soon as a full dose has been delivered. The Emergency purifies 16 ounces of water in less than a minute! The Emergency's lamp will deliver up to 200 treatments on four AA lithium ion batteries (not included). NOTE: Alkaline batteries should not be used with the Emergency.
Because the penetration of UV light can be limited by discoloration, solids and debris, it is important that clear, unfrozen water be used. The SteriPEN Water Bottle Pre-Filter, sold separately, can be employed to filter particulate-filled water before UV treatment takes place.
SteriPEN part number: EM-ONL