Effective membrane filtration for the protection of newborns, expectant mothers against waterborne bacteria.
Preventing bacterial nosocominal infectious diseases caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Legionella pneumophila, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia or Staphylococcus aureus among immunosuppressed and immunocompromised patients through filtration of the water.
- Safe water hygiene
- Consistently high flow rate over the entire operating time
- Environmentally friendly and efficient reusable product
The Germlyser® W is a point-of-use shower filter. It can be used as an accessory of birthing tubs that are approved as medical devices.
This reusable water filter is equipped with a 0.2 μm hollow fibre membrane, which has a retention of at least 7 log units1 and thus provides reliable protection of patients against infections caused by all critical water-associated germs such as legionella, pseudomonads, staphylococci or stenotrophomonas over a service life of up to 8 weeks, depending on the water quality.
The chemical composition of the water is not altered. The hygienic design and the use of bacteriostatic material in the housing 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 quick-release coupling.
An individual product marking on each filter guarantees traceability and facilitates the documentation process within the framework of hospital hygiene procedures.
The Germlyser® W delivers germ-free water with constant high flow rates of 20 l/min over the entire period of use and allows a rapid filling of the tub.
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 206 mm x Ø 43 mm
- Retention: 7 log steps B. diminuta
- Pore size: 0.2 µm
- Operating time: up to 8 weeks
- Chlorine resistance²: ≤ 10 ppm
- Flow rate: 20 l/min at 5 bar, at 25 °C
- Maximum operating pressure³: 5 bar at 60 °C
- Maximum operating temperature: 60 °C (at 70 °C ≤ 30 min. over operating time)
- Adaption: Quick release coupling
Depending on the water quality, the values can change with increasing operating time.
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.