Effective membrane filtration for the protection of immunodeficient patients against waterborne bacteria.
Preventing bacterial nosocomial infections caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia or Staphylococcus aureus in immunocompromised and immunosuppressed patients.
The effect is achieved by interrupting the transmission path of these germs through filtration of the water and protection against retrograde contamination when using the water taps through hygienic design and antimicrobial protection functions.
- Safe water hygiene
- Full working height between faucet and sink
- Operating time up to 2 months
- Environmentally friendly and efficient reusable product
The Germlyser® A point-of-use, hollow-fibre tap filter. This reusable water filter is a point-of-use, sterile filter with a 0.2 μm hollow-fibre membrane which displays retention of at least 7 log units1, thereby offering reliable protection of patients from infections by all critical water-borne germs such as legionella, pseudomonas, staphylococci or stenotrophomonas over a service life of up to 8 weeks and depending on the respective water quality.
The chemical composition of the water is not altered. The hygienic design and the use of bacteriostatic material in the housing and bactericidal material at the filter outlet prevent retrograde contamination incurred by splash water or physical contact.
On expiry of the service life, the respective filter must be changed and returned for reprocessing. This filter change is easy to complete thanks to installation of the appropriate adapter arms.
An individual product marking on each filter guarantees traceability and facilitates the documentation process within the framework of hospital hygiene procedures.
1 Measured in accordance with the international ASTM F838-15a standard - Standard Test Method for Determining Bacterial Retention of Membrane Filters Utilized for Liquid Filtration.
- Size: L 108 mm x Ø 43 mm
- Retention: 7 log steps B. diminuta
- Pore size: 0.2 µm
- Operating time*: up to 2 months
- Chlorine retention**: ≤ 10 ppm
- Minimum flow rate: 6 l/min at 5 bar, at 25 °C
- Maximum operating pressure***: 5 bar at 60 °C
- Maximum operating temperature: 60 °C (at 70 °C < 10 min. over operating time)
- Adaption: Quick-release coupling
As the operating time increases, the water quality can impact on the maximum available flow rate.
* Depending on the water quality.
** Continuous dosage of ≤ 10 ppm over operating time; short-term (1h) high dosage (400,000 ppm) for chemical disinfection.
*** The Germlyser® A is not suitable for connection to low-pressure systems (e. g. boilers).
Reprocessing and delivery service
The Aqua free Germlyser® reusable filter system offers customers a safe, environmentally friendly and efficient alternative to single-use filters. Aqua free manage the logistics of delivery and return of filters – which is included in the rental rate of the filters – reducing inventory costs and administration. All filters are reprocessed by Aqua free using a validated process and following strict quality standards.
Quick-release couplings allow filters to be safely changed in seconds and barcodes, identifying filter and location, ensure simple logging and documentation of the whole change process.
Aqua free reusable filters deliver a significant reduction in waste and carbon footprint compared to single-use filters.