Product Info

Technology Basics

The H2gO Purifier results from a quest to create the best personal water purifier in the world. H2gO is a pocket-sized water purifier for individuals, families, and small groups that uses a state-of-the-art process called electrolysis to convert brine into a sterilizing solution. Many safety-minded city water utilities use the same core technology.

H2gO is effective, economical, and easy to use. It is virtually free to operate, requiring only common salt to make the brine. The device can be charged via USB or the integral solar panel, with each full charge of the H2gO Purifier PRIME providing 150 liters (40 gallons) of potable water and over 60,000 liters (16,000 gallons) over its useful life, and the H2gO Purifier GLOBAL providing 300 liters (80 gallons) of potable water and over 124,000 liters (32,000 gallons) over its useful life.

(NOTE: Capacities for the H2gO Purifier PRIME are based on a standard single dose in alignment with the EPA Guide Standard & Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers. Treating for Cryptosporidium in cloudy or colored waters requires more than one dose. Capacities for the H2gO Purifier GLOBAL are based on a standard single dose in alignment with World Health Organization (WHO) Household Water Treatment & Safe Storage Guidelines for destroying bacteria and viruses. Protozoan cysts require dosing in excess of the standard.)


With H2gO, all you do is: 1. Quickly mix a brine solution in the included brine bottle. Add any type of salt (including common table salt) to the fill mark, fill to the top with any type of water, then shake. The bottle holds 10 applications.

2. Pour the brine into the electrolytic cell chamber, select your treatment volume, and activate the device with a couple clicks of a button. Within 15 seconds to 5 minutes (depending on volume selected), the disinfectant is ready with no pumping, stirring, or shaking required.

3. Add the few drops of disinfectant to your water container, wait about 30 minutes, and then drink. It is that simple.

Inactivation Data

Independent testing by BioVir Laboratories confirms virus and bacteria inactivation in accord with the EPA Guide Standard.  Protozoan testing by the same laboratory is underway. Current instructions for inactivation of Giardia and Crypto follow the same protocol that the 1st generation purifier used to pass EPA standards. Until independent testing is complete, use a 0.1 micron filter to ensure removal of protozoa prior to treatment with the H2gO Purifier.


The H2gO Purifier is available in 3 different models:

  • Potable Aqua PURE ThumbnailPotable Aqua PURE – available only in the U.S.


    • H2gO Purifier PRIME ThumbnailH2gO Purifier PRIME – available outside of the U.S. and to non-government organizations (NGOs) in the U.S. and worldwide


  • H2gO Purifier GLOBAL ThumbnailH2gO Purifier GLOBAL – designed for developing nations; available to NGOs anywhere and outside the U.S. for commercial and government sales


Potable Aqua PURE and H2gO Purifier PRIME

Potable Aqua PUREPotable Aqua PURE and H2gO Purifier PRIME share the same core design. Both meet The US EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers, identified by NSF International as NSF P231. These two devices deliver a 5 mg/L dose of free available chlorine (FAC) when used per instructions.  A single dose will inactivate bacteria, viruses, and protozoan cysts in most waters. (Note that inactivation of Cryptosporidium requires more than one dose in dirty waters.)

H2gO Purifier PRIMEH2gO Purifier PRIME treats a maximum of 10L of water with a single 5 mg/L dose. Potable Aqua PURE treats up to 20L of water but requires the dosing protocol to be doubled at the 20 liter setting. Refer to the Potable Aqua PURE operating instructions for details.  We have partnered with Wisconsin Pharmacal to distribute Potable Aqua PURE (powered by H2gO) in the U.S.

H2gO Purifier GLOBAL

H2gO Purifier GLOBALH2gO Purifier GLOBAL delivers a 2.5 mg/L dose with a maximum treatment volume of 20L, in alignment with CDC Safe Water System requirements common in developing nations. (The CDC Safe Water System incorporates a 20L countertop container and bottled chlorine, which has been demonstrated by numerous agencies to save lives. Safe Water System users are instructed to add a single capful of chlorine to clean-looking water and two capfuls to dirty-looking water, with each capful providing a 2 mg/L FAC dose.)  The H2gO Purifier GLOBAL can be used in place of bottled chlorine, eliminating degradation issues, ongoing cost, and the logistics of transporting disinfectant.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has established a standard for Household Water Treatment Systems for developing nations. This is known as the WHO Household Water Treatment Scheme.  We have been advised by WHO that we meet the “limited protection” category for the H2gO Purifier GLOBAL, which meets treatment standards for virus and bacteria with a single 2.5 mg/L dose.  Our internal tests show that multiple doses will also inactivate protozoan cysts like Giardia and Cryptosporidium if filtration is not available.  In the coming months, we will be working with WHO to independently evaluate the H2gO Purifier to demonstrate protozoa inactivation that meets the “protective” category.  The “protective” category requires 2 log inactivation of protozoa, including Cryptosporidium parvum.  For a current status on our certifications with WHO, visit

Custom Design

H2gO Purifier Custom Haiti DesignFor orders of 1000 or more, we are able to customize a device to fit your market. For example, H2gO Purifiers used in Haiti are programmed to offer only the commonly used volumes of 1 gallon and 5 gallons, while the overlay is in the Kreyol language. In addition, a graphical instruction poster was designed for users to hang in their homes.

If you are interested in a custom design for orders of at least 1,000 units, contact us at


H2gO Purifier PRIME Specifications

H2gO Purifier PRIME Specifications Table

 H2gO Purifier GLOBAL Specifications

H2gO GLOBAL Specifications Table

Data Sheets

  • To download an information sheet for the outdoor and traveler marketclick here.
  • To download an information sheet for developing nationsclick here.
  • To download an information sheet for the militaryclick here.

User Manuals

Quick Start Guide

To access the Quick Start Guide for the H2gO Purifier PRIME, click here.
To access the Quick Start Guide for the H2gO Purifier GLOBAL, click here.

Operations Manual

To access the Operations Manual for the H2gO Purifier PRIME, click here.
To access the Operations Manual for the H2gO Purifier GLOBAL, click here.


Limited Warranty, Aqua Research LLC (“AR”) to the original owner (“Owner”) under intended use and maintenance, warrants the enclosed product (“Product”) to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for two years. No warranty against defects in materials and workmanship will apply if Product is (i) altered in any way, (ii) used for purposes inconsistent with Product’s intended purpose or design, or (iii) improperly maintained. Warranty will furthermore be voided where user (i) failed to follow Product instructions or warnings, or (ii) subjected Product to misuse abuse or neglect. During the warranty period, original Product parts determined by AR to be defective in materials or workmanship will be repaired or replaced as Owner’s sole remedy. AR reserves the right to replace any discontinued Product with a new Product of comparable value and function.


Warranty Service. To obtain service under this warranty, the warranty-eligible Product must be presented to an AR authorized dealer. In the United States and Canada, warranty service may also be obtained by email request to Owner is responsible for all costs associated with returning Product to AR for service. Where at its sole discretion, AR deems product eligible for warranty repair or replacement, AR will pay the shipping and handling associated with returning repaired or replaced Product to Owner. In instances where AR deems a returned Product eligible for warranty service, AR will, if possible, repair Product for a reasonable charge that includes return shipping and handling. For warranty return service details, please go to

Limitation of Remedies. Should a court of competent jurisdiction find the limited warranty set forth above breached, AR’s only obligation will be to, at its option, either repair or replace Product. Should the aforementioned remedy fail of its essential purpose, AR will, in exchange for return of Product, refund to Owner Product’s original purchase price. THE FOREGOING REMEDY IS THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY OF THE PURCHASER AGAINST AR, ITS AFFILIATES AND THEIR SUPPLIERS, REGARDLESS OF LEGAL THEORY.

For Product Service and Information Contact:
Aqua Research LLC
5901 Indian School Road NE • Albuquerque, NM 87110 /