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Aquamira Water Treatment Drops
4.No unpleasant taste -- some people can't taste anything, others actually LIKE the taste, and still others hate the taste. I am in the last category, but clearly, YMMV.
5.Effective against viruses & protozoa - NOT effective against protozoa unless you triple the dosage to match the strength of the solid tablets -- in which case, it will be the same potentially long treatment time as the solids.
2.Long wait for “cold” water -- yes and no. The liquids are effective against viruses and bacteria -- here -- it's the same 15-20 minute treatment time regardless of water temp. Again, liquids are ineffective against protozoa (unless you triple the dosage) -- so long treatment time is "not an issue" -- in a twisted sense.
Aquamira Water Purification Tablets - 12 Pack
4. No unpleasant taste? Same as above, although solids are more concentrated and the taste is also more noticeable.
5. Effective against viruses & protozoa? Treatment time for viruses and bacteria is the same 15-20 min as liquids. As stated, solids are 3-4 times more potent than liquids -- so yes, effective against protozoa too -- but treatment time is 30 minutes all the way to 4 hours depending on how cold the water is.
1.Long wait for “cold” water -- Yup, for very cold water.
2. Use with Aquamira Frontier Emergency Filter System or Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter for a complete system??? IMO, if you are going to pair chemicals with filter -- then you don't need to waste money on expensive chlorine dioxide tablets or liquids. Just use household bleach (cheap as heck -- 4-6 drops per quart or liter) to kill viruses and bacteria -- then rely on the filter to block the bigger and harder to kill protozoa.
As you might guess, I use the combo method as described above -- plain chlorine (bleach) plus A.M. Frontier Pro filter. I want protection against protozoa... the liquids are not effective and while the solids are effective in theory, the waiting time is far too long to be practical IMO.