Chlorine Dioxide No-Mix Water Treatment Solution Coming to US Outdoor Market

Pre-mixed, one-step chlorine dioxide water treatment / disinfection solution. No mixing and easy to use. Say goodbye to iodine.

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by Ryan Jordan | 2005-11-02 03:00:00-07

Chlorine Dioxide No-Mix Water Treatment Solution Coming to US Outdoor Market

BackpackingLight.com to Launch New Chlorine Dioxide Based Water Treatment Product to US Market

A pre-mixed, stable, ready-to-use chlorine dioxide alternative promises ease of use, outstanding efficacy, and proven legitimacy for nearly a decade in military and expedition environments.

Proven chemistry.

Chlorine dioxide is the active ingredient in Aqua Mira, Pristine, and thousands of public and private water treatment facilities in the US and Europe.

Pre-mixed formulation: no wait time to activate solution.

Unlike existing formulations, the new formulation comes pre-mixed and stabilized, with an opened-bottle shelf life suitable for most expedition length events. Refrigeration extends the open bottle shelf life to about eight months.

The pre-mixed product solves the ease-of-use dilemma that is the primary criticism of other chlorine dioxide kits. Simply uncap the bottle, pour a metered dose into the cap, and empty into your water bottle. Wait times for disinfection are similar to other products, ranging from 15 to 30 minutes.

Formulated for multiple uses.

This formulation is a multi-use product with excellent applications for field first aid treatment and hygiene. Cuts and scrapes can be disinfected directly with KlearWater to minimize the chance for infection. It can be used in its concentrated or lightly diluted form for handwashing/disinfection, mouth rinsing/brushing, and fungal control on the feet and in areas prone to chafing.

Exclusive launch distribution to BackpackingLight.com Premium Members.

The new formulation will be available only to BackpackingLight.com Premium Members during its launch period. It is unknown at this time when BackpackingLight.com will make this product publicly available. "We expect the demand for this product to be outpace supply within our subscriber base," says BackpackingLight.com Publisher Ryan Jordan, "and it's very important to be able to put this product initially in the hands of our Premium Membership first, since they are very passionate about trying new products, and giving us their feedback in a short period of time. Then, we can take that feedback back to the manufacturer and adjust packaging, formulations, and usage guidelines before the product hits the mass market. We'll release our supply to the public after demand from Premium Members has been filled first."

Prepurchase Information.

BackpackingLight.com Premium Members may pre-purchase the new formulation beginning November 9, 2005. The first product is expected to ship around November 20, and will be available in 30 mL metering bottles and 50 mL refill bottles. Both kits will be packaged with assorted dropper bottles to facilitate ease of dispensing and reduce volume and kit weight required to take on short hikes.

A pre-purchase announcement will be sent to all active BackpackingLight.com Premium Members on November 9, 2005.


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"Chlorine Dioxide No-Mix Water Treatment Solution Coming to US Outdoor Market," by Ryan Jordan. BackpackingLight.com (ISSN 1537-0364).
http://backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin/backpackinglight/chlorine_dioxide_clo2_water_treatment.html, 2005-11-02 03:00:00-07.

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Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
New Water Treatment Product on 10/29/2005 15:22:33 MDT Print View

Stay tuned...announcement & pre-purchase coming to premium members in a week...

Can you say..."No Mix"?

Here's a leetle teeny hint:



Oh, and have a great weekend, everybody!!

Edited by ryan on 10/29/2005 15:23:17 MDT.

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
New Water Treatment on 10/29/2005 15:48:29 MDT Print View

Looks dark. Does it involve chocolate?!?

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
New Water Treatment Product on 10/29/2005 15:54:10 MDT Print View

But, can you say "NO Wait to drink"?

Thank you

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
the new upcoming water treatment on 10/29/2005 16:14:30 MDT Print View

But more importantly, can you say it's at least as effective as Aqua Mira and doesn't make water taste funny?

Ken Helwig
(kennyhel77) - MLife

Locale: Scotts Valley CA via San Jose, CA
water treatment on 10/29/2005 16:15:54 MDT Print View

Awe common Dr. Jordan. You have to give us more than this!

Stephan Guyenet
(Guyenet) - F
Re: New Water Treatment Product on 10/29/2005 17:19:50 MDT Print View

I recognize that!

It's a dropper full of squid ink, the most potent water-purifying substance known to man.

Edited by Guyenet on 10/29/2005 17:20:25 MDT.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: New Water Treatment Product on 10/29/2005 17:52:41 MDT Print View

Bill,

"NO Wait to drink" ==>

as i'm sure that you already know, UV-C addresses that.

signed,
"Still a fan of AqM"

Edited by pj on 10/29/2005 17:55:59 MDT.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: the new upcoming water treatment on 10/29/2005 17:55:22 MDT Print View

Kevin,

how do you spell, "at least as effective as Aqua Mira and doesn't make water taste funny"

==> UV-C

obviously, what's pictured is not UV-C.

at this point, AqM is my choice due to wt. can't wait to find out what an eye dropper has to do with the process.

Edited by pj on 10/31/2005 09:20:37 MST.

larry savage
(pyeyo) - F

Locale: pacific northwest
Re: Re: the new upcoming water treatment on 10/30/2005 21:03:16 MST Print View

A tremendously powerful mix of yak slobber and bushmaster venom,also an effective mosquito repellant?

Tony Burnett
(tlbj6142) - F

Locale: OH--IO
Re: Re: New Water Treatment Product on 10/31/2005 07:30:39 MST Print View

>> UV-C addresses that.

Don't you have to wait for the UV-C to work its magic?

kevin davidson
(kdesign) - F

Locale: Mythical State of Jefferson
Water treatment...cont. on 10/31/2005 08:43:06 MST Print View

>> UV-C addresses that.

...and doesn't use batteries and will fit in a microdropper

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: Re: Re: New Water Treatment Product on 10/31/2005 09:08:45 MST Print View

Tony,

ok. yeah. you got me.

Using AquaStar or SteriPen UV-C units, you wait approx. 45-90 seconds depending upon the recommended volume of water being treated. larger volumes would require multiple dosing, so, a bit longer.

what i meant, and should have been clearer, both in my prev. post and the prev. paragraph of this post (tryin' to keep these posts short), is that after the 45-90 sec. dosing period, you can drink immediately.

of course you could also go the solar UV route and wait the ~6hr dosing time. but...that is another subject.

Kevin,
good one.

Edited by pj on 10/31/2005 09:18:52 MST.

Bob Gabbart
(bobg) - F
new water treatment! on 10/31/2005 10:40:30 MST Print View

No mix water treatment drops that do not taste bad! That will be a huge time saver. Please tell more! Why wait a week?

Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Re: new water treatment! on 10/31/2005 11:01:13 MST Print View

Despite my lofty status as a staffer, I have absolutely no idea what Ryan & Co. are up to here.

So it's on with the speculation hat (a nice orange for Halloween). Where ClO2 is used for residential water treatment, it's always mixed on site because it's too unstable and therefore, dangerous to transport from some factory.

Perhaps there's a way around these premixing problems when small quantities are involved?

I'll bet the farm it's not "aerobic oxygen" or grapefruit seed oil and I'm still holding out hope for chocolate technology :-)

David Wiesenfeld
(davidwiesenfeld) - F
Re: Re: new water treatment! on 10/31/2005 11:40:12 MST Print View

Further groundless speculation (because it's fun): Some very strong adhesives have similar problems related to mixing before use. So often when you find a "tube" of the stuff, it is actually two side-by-side syringes, each containing one of the necessary compounds. When you push down on the plunger, the two compounds mix in a little chamber just about the nozzle of the tube, and then come out, ready to glue things. Perhaps this new water treatment is something like that - a system that still mixes two compounds, but where the user just has to squeeze and make sure the drops go into the water bottle.

Bob Bankhead
(wandering_bob) - MLife

Locale: Oregon, USA
new water treatment product on 10/31/2005 12:02:50 MST Print View

Who cares what it is.........

I WANT IT
I NEED IT
I MUST HAVE IT

Slobber. Drool.


Wandering Bob

Ryan Jordan
(ryan) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Greater Yellowstone
Re: new water treatment product on 11/01/2005 22:13:32 MST Print View

First sneaka peaka only to Forum Readers:

(M) BackpackingLight.com to Announce New Pre-Mixed, Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide Water Treatment Product

Formal announcement in the newsletter tonight. Hang tight til next week for all the goods to be completely revealed!

Edited by ryan on 11/01/2005 22:14:17 MST.

paul johnson
(pj) - F

Locale: LazyBoy in my Den - miss the forest
Re: New Water Treatment Product on 11/02/2005 03:53:55 MST Print View

Oh...Man (er...I mean, Doc) - don't do this to us - you're such a tease.

Please have on hand a volume of product that would make Lake Superior seem like a rain puddle. If you don't, you're going to sell out in the first 50 microseconds.

Please consider putting a limit of 1 per customer (or some qty you deem appropriate based upon your available initial Stock and the # of Prem. Mbrs.). If you don't limit it, i'll probably order 50 B'Jillion. Hope everyone who wants some can get some to try.

Thanks for listening.

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BTW, is the Vick Hines the Chemist who came up with this product??? Does it blow up or contribute to intoxication? Sorry Vick, some humor at your expense. Seriously, Vick, i really do appreciate you sharing your knowledge and experience in your Posts. Thanks.

Edited by pj on 11/02/2005 03:57:56 MST.

David Lewis
(davidlewis) - MLife

Locale: Nova Scotia, Canada
Re: Re: New Water Treatment Product on 11/02/2005 05:01:21 MST Print View

Ryan... what is the shelf life of an unopenned bottle? I don't winter camp (at least haven't yet) so I probably wouldn't get to use my bottle 'til spring.


(Anonymous)
details, details, details on 11/02/2005 09:59:31 MST Print View

Just enough details to grab our attention!

How much water will it treat? Do you know how much it will cost?