Advanced Water Purifier is First of its Kind

The new LifeStraw® Mission is the first gravity-powered water purifier that removes bacteria, protozoa and viruses from water

LifeStraw® Mission is a high-volume gravity-powered water purifier that removes viruses in addition to bacteria and protozoa to make backcountry water safe to drink. The compact, lightweight water purifier incorporates award-winning LifeStraw® technology to transform microbiologically contaminated water into safe water. It is easy to use and maintain, making it ideal for group camping trips, group hikes and expeditions. Backcountry water purified by LifeStraw® Mission can be saved in a canteen or bottle for drinking or used for cooking and other campsite activities.   

The durable water purifier removes 99.999 percent of viruses including Rotavirus and Hepatitis A.  Additionally, LifeStraw® Mission removes 99.9999 percent of bacteria (E.coli, etc.) and 99.99 percent of protozoa (Giardia, Cryptosporidium) and it reduces turbidity (muddiness) up to 0.02 microns. With this comprehensive level of purification, LifeStraw® Mission eliminates the need for iodine or chlorine tablets to purify water and provides the additional protection of virus removal. 

LifeStraw® Mission is made of a durable waterproof nylon roll bag with an integrated ultrafiltration membrane purifier. It meets the highest quality standards set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organisation, and will purify up to 18,000 litres or 4,755 gallons of water throughout its long lifetime. 

Consumers can choose from a 5-litre (1.3 gallon) capacity LifeStraw® Mission purifier or a 12-litre (3.2 gallon) capacity version. With a dry weight of 13 and 15 ounces (5 and 12 litre size, respectively), these purifiers can be rolled up for easy storage in any type of backpack.  

LifeStraw® Mission is easy to use and maintain. Users simply fill the roll bag with the cleanest water available. Then they fold the top to seal it, clip the strap around a sturdy tree branch, connect the hose to the bag and allow a few minutes for clean water to start flowing from the safe water outlet.

LifeStraw® Mission uses a highly efficient method of purification that requires no chemicals, batteries or moving parts. Water poured into the roll bag moves down the tube, and into the narrow hollow fibres of the ultrafiltration membrane. Clean water exits through tiny pores in the walls of the hollow fibres, but bacteria, viruses, protozoa and other contaminants like dirt particles are trapped inside and are flushed out by backwashing.

This purifier joins all other LifeStraw® consumer products that support the LifeStraw® Follow the Litres program. Under this ongoing initiative, for each consumer purchase of a LifeStraw® product, one school child in a developing country receives safe water for an entire school year. With this ongoing commitment, consumer purchases continually support the mission of LifeStraw® to improve the lives of people without access to safe water. 

LifeStraw® Mission has potential to be utilised in much wider markets to purify water in any environment. For more information visit: www.buylifestraw.com.