Marching membrane water filter Sawyer Mini Water Filter is one of the lightest, most compact and versatile devices for water purification in the field, of the currently existing options. It is a reliable and time-tested individual hiking system for filtering water with a long resource.
Overview of the Sawyer Mini Water Filter compact field filter for water purification in the field, device, characteristics, application, purification.
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is capable of physically removing up to 99.9999% of all bacteria from the water. For example, such as:
Salmonella (Latin: Salmonella Typhi) causing typhoid fever.
E. coli (lat.Escherichia coli)
Vibrio cholerae (lat. Vibrio cholerae).
As well as up to 99.9999% of all the simplest germs and parasites. For example, such as:
Leptospira (lat. Leptospira), which are the causative agents of zoonotic bacterial infection, characterized by wave-like fever, intoxication, damage to the capillaries of the liver, kidneys, central nervous system.
In addition, the filter partially removes the taste caused by bacteria, dirt and algae..
Sawyer Mini Water Filter is not able to remove chemicals and their compounds from water. For example, such as iron, sulfur and others. Since the filter does not contain coal, it is able to remove only a small amount of heavy metals and pesticides from filtered water. Sawyer Mini filter life declared by the manufacturer is 100,000 gallons or 378 541 liters of water.
Key Features of Sawyer Mini Water Filter Membrane Water Filter.
Membrane pore size: no more than 0.1 microns
Resource (volume of guaranteed water treatment): 378 541 liters
Dimensions: 135×30 mm
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter comes in clear plastic packaging. Inside the package, in addition to the filter kit, there are also cardboard inserts with the technical description and characteristics of the filter, as well as instructions for its practical use.
Sawyer Mini Water Filter.
0.5 liter folding soft water tank.
Branded syringe for washing the filter.
The Sawyer Mini membrane water filter is made in a plastic case on which an arrow is marked, indicating the direction of water flow and explanatory inscriptions. On one side of the filter is an outlet fitting protected by a cap with a plastic safety loop. On the reverse side there is an inlet fitting and an internal thread suitable for screwing onto ordinary PET bottles, containers and preforms with necks of standard 28 mm BPF, 28 mm PCO 1810, 28 mm PCO 1881, 28 mm Oil.
The collapsible, soft water container from the Sawyer Mini Kit has a reinforced structure designed to be used intensively for twisting and compression. On the outside, on the walls of the container, a brief instruction on the use, cleaning and storage of the filter.
Sawyer Mini Water Filter Water Filter Membrane Device.
The Sawyer Mini water filter membrane contains a large number of tiny U-shaped hollow fiber micropores. The pore size does not exceed 0.1 microns. They trap and stop water pollutants. At the same time, allowing purified and disinfected water to freely pass through the filter at a high flow rate. All Sawyer water filters meet or exceed the EPA guidelines for water treatment..
Water purification methods with the Sawyer Mini Water Filter.
Sawyer Mini Camping Filter can be used:
For drinking water directly from the source.
By attaching the supplied pipe to the Sawyer Mini, you can drink water directly from a water source, stream, river or lake. In addition, the tube facilitate the extraction of water from inaccessible places. For example, such as crevices between stones in mountainous areas or very small puddles.
In conjunction with the included soft capacity.
The folding container is filled with water. A filter is screwed onto it, and then water under pressure is distilled into another container or immediately into the mouth.
Together with a regular PET bottle or other container.
Filter inner thread fits most conventional PET bottles.
Complete with hydrator.
Sawyer Mini can be used as an integrated filter for the hydrator. True for some models of hydrators will have to additionally purchase adapters and hoses.
For filtration in gravitational mode.
This method will be more in demand during a long stay or halt. It should be borne in mind that the filtering rate in the gravitational mode of this filter is small.
Video explaining the features of using the Sawyer Mini Water Filter for water purification in various ways.
Cleaning the Sawyer Mini Water Filter membrane filter after use.
An impressive filter life of 378,541 liters is achieved due to the fact that the Sawyer Mini can be flushed with the supplied company syringe. Thereby restoring up to 98.5% of its filtration resource. Flushing is carried out in the opposite direction of the water flow. The manufacturer recommends backwashing the filter after each use..
Performance, main advantages and disadvantages of the Sawyer Mini Water Filter membrane filter.
The main advantages and advantages over the closest competitors include:
Versatility in use.
Relatively low cost compared to its closest competitors.
Easy to use and easy to clean..
The main disadvantages include:
Lack of safety loop on the cover of the soft container from the filter kit.
Inability to hang the container upside down.
Lack of protective cap on the inlet side of the filter.
The filter weakly purifies water from viruses, heavy metals and pesticides.
The compact hiking filter Sawyer Mini is able to work with water from almost any, even the most severe, degree of contamination with organic impurities. After passing through the filter, the water largely eliminates the greenish or yellowish tint, negative taste and smell. However, the absence of coal in the filter does not allow to get rid of them completely.
Therefore, for better water purification, it makes sense to use a Sawyer Mini filter paired with some kind of small-sized carbon filter. For example, such as Aquafor Universal. Very heavily contaminated water significantly reduces the cleaning speed and quickly clogs the Sawyer Mini, so it is advisable to pre-filter it through a piece of cloth or dense gauze.
In cold winter conditions, at low ambient temperatures, freezing of water residues inside the Sawyer Mini filter should be avoided. Freezing can destroy the hollow fiber filter membrane.
Scope of the membrane traveling filter for water Sawyer Mini Water Filter.
Sawyer Mini water filter is well suited for use in almost all hiking and field conditions, for outdoor recreation and camping. Or during tourist trips and business trips to regions where the quality of tap water cannot be trusted.
With a very small total weight of the kit, the entire Sawyer Mini Water Filter kit fits and folds into the inside of a soft container, and will occupy the smallest volume inside your hiking backpack, travel bag or car emergency kit.