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First Need Emergency Water Purifiers

Established Quality

For over 45 years, General Ecology has been designing and manufacturing state of the art drinking water purification systems for the Residential, Commercial, Leisure and Aviation industry.

Advanced Technology

Developed by multi-disciplined scientists and engineers to protect against modern environmental and ecological water borne problems, Structured Matrix purification technology combines advanced concepts and purification techniques not available from any other product.

General Ecology’s innovative, green, low-energy impact technology is available in a variety of settings including specialized configurations for Residential, Commercial, Marine/RV and outdoor recreation applications as well as aircraft galleys, lavatories and drinking fountains.

General Ecology’s product lines include Seagull® IV, Nature Pure® and First Need.® General Ecology also supplies space and weight saving water filtration systems under the trade name Versa-Pure® to airframe manufacturers, aircraft galley and lavatory manufacturers as well as aircraft operators and MRO’s.

Highest Standards

General Ecology, Inc.’s purification and filtration technology effectively removes a broad range of contaminants including water borne disease-causing microorganisms, specific toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, foul tastes, odors, sediment and other particulate matter.

This proprietary technology is independently certified to meet both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and World Health Organization’s rigorous Microbiological Standard for Drinking Water Purifiers, which encompasses pathogenic cysts, disease bacteria and viruses. General Ecology purification and filtration technology has become the industry’s standard for excellence against which other products are measured.

Broad Application

While most General Ecology, Inc.’s products are used in residential, boating and recreational applications, our customer list also comprises national and international airlines, government agencies, military and emergency preparedness organizations, professional outfitters, scientists, research laboratories, medical research teams and major corporations.

General Ecology products are sold in over 40 countries. Among General Ecology’s more popular trade names are Seagull IV, First Need, Trav-L-Pure, Aquapolish, Nature Pure Ultrafine, Nature Pure, Versa-Pure, and Spark-L-Pure. Many of General Ecology’s products and product features are patented. Trademarks and trade names are registered internationally.

Product Info

The First Need XL Elite portable Water Purification System uses General Ecology, Inc.’s propriety Structured Matrix™ technology to provide great tasting purified water without harmful chemicals or electrical connections. Structured Matrix technology has been independently tested and documented to meet the EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers against Viruses Bacteria, and waterborne Cysts.

  • Emergency Water Purification – Survival water filter removes viruses, bacteria, cysts, giardia, crypto, particles, foul taste, odors, herbicides, and pesticides. Bottled water quality at a fraction of the cost.
  • Structured Matrix Technology – Independently tested to meet EPA Guide Standard and Protocol for Testing Microbiological Water Purifiers against bacteria, cysts, and viruses. Removes contaminants with 0.4-micron microfiltration, chemical adsorption, and electrostatic attraction.
  • Extended Capacity & Ultra-Fast Flow – Average flow rate 3-10x faster than other emergency water purification systems (2 qt./min). Quick and easy cleanout configuration extends canister life with greater, more efficient silt and debris removal. Nominal capacity from each replaceable cartridge is 180 gallons (equivalent to 1440 16oz plastic bottles).
  • General Ecology Water Purification Experts – Providing clean, safe, and great tasting water for over 40 years to international airlines, military, and emergency preparedness, residential, RV, marine and professional outfitters.