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What Are Aquatabs?

Aquatabs are the world’s largest selling effervescent water purification tablets that kill micro-organisms in water to prevent diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery and other diseases that can be contracted when drinking contaminated water. When dissolved in water, Aquatabs produce a measured dose of free chlorine.

Aquatabs are highly effective, killing micro-organisms found in water such as E coli, Salmonella, Listeria, Giardia cysts, Vibrio cholera, Roto virus, Noto virus. Aquatabs offer the gold standard in quality and safety and is the most used disinfection brand in emergency situations.

Aquatabs Water Purification Ready In 30 Minutes


Aquatabs come in tablet format and are individually sealed in foil making them extremely compact, lightweight, stable and easy to ship, store and use. Safe drinking water is available in just 30 minutes after mixing.

  • Active Ingredient US EPA Registered
  • Iodine-Free, Chlorite Free
  • Meet NSF/ANSI Standard 60 as certified by NSF International

Aquatabs are trusted and chosen by leading Aid Agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations and Defense Forces around the world who have been using them for over 25 years in Emergency situations. Billions of Aquatabs are used globally each year.

No Unpleasant Taste
Aquatabs leave no unpleasant taste or colour and will not stain water bottles or hydration packs!

Easy To Use
Simply add rapidly dissolving tablet to 20 - 25 L of clear water, shake and wait 30 minutes before first use.

Iodine Free
Aquatabs are Iodine-free, safe for use by children and pregnant women and safe for long term use.

Safe To Handle & Transport
Aquatabs are NOT classified as a dangerous good and use a stable, tablet format that is packed in secure, tamper-evident packaging with no liquids to leak, spill and/or react.


Portable Water Storage

Aquatabs are ideal for purifying raw water and/or maintaining residual chlorine levels in potable water storage tanks and systems. From 20L jerry cans to rainwater harvesting systems for camps and cottages to RV and Boat potable water tanks, Aquatabs are safe, compact, easy to use and easy to store.

Outdoor Sport & Adventure

Access to safe drinking water is important to maintaining your health when exploring the outdoors or traveling abroad. Even the most pristine water sources can make you sick and spoil your trip. There is a growing body of scientific work indicating that waterborne viruses are present in many of our lakes, rivers, and streams.

Humanitarian & Disaster Aid
Aquatabs are trusted and chosen by leading Aid Agencies, Non Governmental Organizations and Defense Forces around the world who have been using them for over 20 years in Emergency situations. In the past year over 1 billion Aquatabs have been used globally.
Remote Industry
There is a growing body of scientific work indicating that waterborne viruses are present in many of the lakes, rivers, and streams we rely on to provide drinking water within remote industries. Access to safe drinking water is a must to ensure a safe working environment. Water purification tablets can be a quick, portable, and cost-effective option for water purification.
International Travel
Aquatabs are effective against Travelers’ Diarrhea, giardia, fecal coliforms, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and many other waterborne diseases including Hepatitis A & E and Salmonella. An internationally recognized brand of water purification tablet, Aquatabs has been tried and tested in a wide range of water sources.
Emergency Preparedness
Bulk packaged water purification tablets are an essential element in any survival kit, first-aid kit, bug-out bag, emergency readiness kit, or 72-hour kit. Aquatabs are rapidly dissolving iodine-free tablets that are safe for the whole family to use.


Aquatabs in bulk package format are available to select customers operating globally in disaster relief and humanitarian aid sectors. Please call us for more information and pricing about tablet sizes and packaging. We are happy to support each customer and order with 24/7 contact coverage, technical support and full logistics including: stamps and certifications, certificates of analysis, packing declarations, fumigation certificates, expedited global air freight and more.

Dosage is in accordance with published specifications for emergency use at 5 mg per litre chlorine.

Aquatabs 8.5mg
1 litre of water
Aquatabs USA
0.8 quart of water
Aquatabs 33mg
5 litre of water
Aquatabs 67mg
10 litre of water
Aquatabs 167mg
20 litre of water
Aquatabs 1.67g
200 litre of water
Aquatabs 8.68g
1000 litre of water
Aquatabs Granules
For all volumes greater than 1000 litres

*All tablets have a 30 minute treatment time.


Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate / NaDCC (Troclosene Sodium) equivalent to 5 mg/L free available chlorine, Sodium Bicarbonate, Adipic Acid, Sodium Carbonate.


Aquatabs are manufactured by Medentech Ltd., a global expert in tablet disinfection for over 25 years. Headquartered in Wexford, Ireland, Medentech is the world's largest producer of disinfection tablets holding extensive certifications and seals.

For over 100 years, chlorination of drinking water has been one of the single most effective means of improving public health around the world. It was with this in mind over 20 years ago that the research and development team at Medentech set out to create an unique product that could offer the benefits of chlorinated water in an easy to use, portable and affordable product. The result is Aquatabs which is now the most trusted brand of choice for water disinfection around the world.

EPA Reg. No. 71847-4-69470
EPA Est. No. 71847-IRL-001

Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets GMP
Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets SGS
Aquatabs Certified ISO9001
Aquatabs Certified ISO9001 ISO13485
Aquatabs HPRA
Aquatabs Water Purification Tablets CE