is a lifestraw

what is a lifestraw

Have you ever encountered such a situation? When we went out to travel or survive in the wild, we drank the water we brought, and there was no water for a few miles away. It was really thirsty and frustrating. Seeing that there is water by the river, lake, I really want to have a good drink, but when I think the water is not clean, I stopped again. If there is a portable water filter which is also what we call lifestraw at this time, then the problem can be solved.

what is a lifestraw
Today Simpure will introduce to you a drinking artifact, which is a life straw or water filter straw invented abroad. LifeStraw is a lightweight and portable personal water purifier. It has been rated as the year best invention by Time Magazine, CCN and BBC. The best invention is also a "life-saving straw" recognized by the EPA. Its structural principle is also very simple. First of all, it is small in size, easy to carry, and does not need to be charged, and does not require a chemical water purifier. It mainly uses a physical method for water intake. There is a filter in the inner layer, these larger impurities will be intercepted by the filter, and the inner filter element is made of activated carbon, ion exchange resin, ultrafiltration membrane and other materials. Using it, you can directly drink water from any lake or even a polluted river. The built-in filter will help you remove 99.99% of waterborne bacteria and protozoa, and it can be recycled and sucked up to nearly 1 ton of water. It is the ultimate tool for trekking and campers, and it has also been used by some international rescue organizations for water purification projects in Africa.

Not only can the water source achieve a purification effect of 0.01 microns, but it also filters out 99% of bacteria and microorganisms, and can purify up to one thousand liters of water at a time. When you are thirsty outdoors, you only need to insert it into the water and suck it into the straw. The dirty water can immediately become drinking water. In some underdeveloped countries, it is too difficult to drink clean water. The emergence of this drinking artifact helped them solve a big problem. It can provide emergency drinking water guarantee for those disaster-stricken people who have difficulty in drinking water, especially those in mountain areas.

how does lifestraw work?

is a lifestraw
The operation of the "life straw" is very simple, as long as the plastic tube is inserted into the water and the water is sucked up through 3 filters. When the user absorbs water through it, the sewage first encounters the filter, which removes most of the particulate matter, then passes through the activated carbon and ion exchange resin to improve the taste and remove the peculiar smell. Finally, it passes through the highest 0.01 micron ultrafiltration membrane filter element. Filter out 99.9999% of E. coli, Legionella, Cholera, Staphylococcus aureus and other harmful bacteria in the water. Compared with the previous traditional iodine resin sterilization, it is much more reliable and does not produce peculiar smell.

The life straw means that one's life is in the straw in their hands, but some people also said that through this drinking water life straw, whether the filtered water is really healthy and whether people will get sick after drinking it for a long time. In fact, the "life straw" is not perfect. It cannot filter viruses that can cause diseases such as hepatitis. But overall, the water filtered by the life straw is very safe.