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Re: Water Filtering

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dcclark wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:00 pm I've only ever used a filter and have been fine -- I agree that giardia especially is a major worry, and filters can manage it. But I would NOT use only chemical treatment.
My understanding is that something like an aquatab doesn't kill the hydatid tapeworm cysts.
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Bobcat1 wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:15 pm Some chemical adsorption (activated charcoal, ion exchange media, etc) would be needed, which is how a home treatment system would typically work.
I've seen the ionic exchange method (since the Tannic acid molecule is negatively charged.) I can't find a link but I remember a 2 step additive process that was new. The 1st chemical caused the tannic acid to leach out (which then could be filtered) then the 2nd additive to neutralize the 1st. But then again, it's harmless to humans, medically speaking.
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hooky wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:28 pm
dcclark wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:00 pm I've only ever used a filter and have been fine -- I agree that giardia especially is a major worry, and filters can manage it. But I would NOT use only chemical treatment.
My understanding is that something like an aquatab doesn't kill the hydatid tapeworm cysts.
This is true although it's the tapeworm eggs that need to be filtered or killed with boiling. The cyst is what grows inside you (or the moose) after an egg gets lodged in a capillary of any number of organs or the brain. When the cyst is ingested by a wolf it proceeds to the actual gastrointestinal tapeworm phase which then produce eggs ending up in scat.
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