Simply mix Aquamira parts A and B together, this activates the chlorine dioxide and releases oxygen in a highly active form to effectively kill bacteria and enhance the taste of the water. Although chlorine dioxide has the word chlorine in its name, the two chemicals have completely different chemical structures. The additional oxygen atom radically changes the molecule and creates completely different chemical behaviors and by-products. Their differences are as profound as those between hydrogen, the explosive gas, and hydrogen combined with oxygen, which creates dihydrogen oxide – more commonly known as water! In many areas chlorine is being phased out due to growing concerns over its carcinogenic by-products, including trihalomethanes (THMs). Similarly, other halogens such as fluorine, bromine, and iodine, some of which have been used in water treatment situations by consumers, are recognized as having unhealthful by-products. Whether trekking through the back country, travelling abroad or spending time at home or work, Aquamira is a great way to be sure your water is safe to drink. Aquamira can also be used when storing water or to refresh existing stored water. Aquamira is EPA registered. One Aquamira kit will treat up to 30 gallons (120 liters) of water.