Germlyser® WG

Inline hollow fibre membrane filter for birth pools and burn tubs

Effective membrane filtration for the protection of newborns, woman in labour and burn patients against waterborne bacteria 

  • Safe water hygiene
  • Consistent high flow rate over the entire operating time
  • CE-marked medical device
  • Environmentally friendly and efficient reusable product

The inline hollow fibre membrane filter Germlyser® WG is a CE-marked medical device specifically designed for use in the water supply to birth pools and burn tubs. The 0.2 μm hollow fibre membrane removes all waterborne bacteria without altering the chemical composition of the water in any way. The Germlyser® WG delivers bacteria free water at a constant high flow rate of 20l/min allowing rapid filling of the tub.

  • Size: L 206 mm x Ø 43 mm
  • Retention: 7 log steps Brev. dim.
  • Pore size: 0.2 µm
  • Operating time*: 1 month
  • Chlorine resistance**:≤ 10 ppm
  • Flow rate: 20 l/min at 5 bar, at 25°C
  • Maximum operating pressure: 5 bar at 60°C
  • Maximum operating temperature: 60°C (at 70°C ≤ 30 min. over operating time)
  • Connection: Quick-release coupling

* The operating time can be increased up to 8 weeks if sufficient hygienic measures exist and an adequate hygiene plan is carried out. We recommend monitoring by appropriate clinical microbiological testing.
** Continuous dosage of ≤ 10 ppm over operating time; short-term (1h) high dosage (400,000 ppm) for chemical disinfection. WG-DATA-GB-04/2016-X001

Depending on the water quality, the values can change with increasing operating time. For further information regarding technical data, instructions for use and our accessory catalogue please do not hesitate to contact us.

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.
Water distribution systems are a major source of nosocomial infection. Biofilm formation and bacteria proliferation can put patients at risk of infection from a normal tap water supply. A water birth creates an environment which has the potential to put both mother and baby at risk of infection. Similarly burn patients can be put at risk of infection by the very water intended to cleanse their wounds. In-line filters using hollow fibre membrane technology are an established method of protecting immunodeficient patients against waterborne bacteria.

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