TAPP 2 Independent Lab Test

TAPP 2 Water Filter – Independent Lab Test

TAPP Water claims that TAPP 2 removes 80+ contaminants but how do you know this is true?

At TAPP Water we believe in total transparency and rigorous testing of the effectiveness of our products wherever they are used by customers. Therefore we continuously have independent water labs test the products in accordance with NSF compliance to ensure that they live up to our promise. The results are then shared openly.

First of all, the filters go through lab tests where contaminants are artificially added, filtered and output is analyzed to confirm effectiveness. Secondly, we take water samples from customers before and after filtering.

Below is a a lab test carried out by SimpleWater using a sample of TAPP 2 filtered water, as well as of non-filtered tap water. The test shows that TAPP 2 effectively reduces chemicals such as chlorine, chloride, nitrate and TTHMs while keeping healthy minerals  like Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium.

Summary – TAPP 2 Tested in Los Angeles, California

Note: Lab results are also available for New York and Barcelona

Before Using TAPP 2 – Unfiltered (click on image for full report):

After Using TAPP 2 – Filtered (click on image for full report):

Overview results before and after filtering with TAPP 2

Parameter Results Before**
(Tap Water)
Results After**
(TAPP 2)
Units Reduction Type
Chlorine (Total)*** 0.8 <0.05 PPM 96% DBP
Microplastics**** 29 0 Particles per gallon Removed Other
Nitrate (as N) 0.22 Not Detected PPM Removed Anions
Boron 0.19 0.09 PPM 53% Anions
Turbidity 0.17 Not Detected NTU Removed General
Barium 0.01 Not Detected PPM Removed Metal
Copper 0.16 Not Detected PPM Removed Metal
Iron 0.03 Not Detected PPM Removed Metal
Lithium 0.04 0.03 PPM 25% Metal
Manganese 0.01 Not Detected PPM Removed Metal
Phosphorus 0.36 0.17 PPM 53% Metal
Zinc 0.27 Not Detected PPM Removed Metal
Strontium 0.08 0.06 PPM 25% Radionuclide
Bromodichloromethane 0.00579 Not Detected PPM Removed VOC
Chloroform 0.00555 Not Detected PPM Removed VOC
Dibromochloromethane 0.00367 Not Detected PPM Removed VOC
Parameter Results Before**
(Tap Water)
Results After**
(TAPP 2)
Units Evaluation Type
Healthy Minerals
Calcium 22.86 22.98 PPM Normal Metal
Potassium 3.44 3.75 PPM Normal Alkali metal
Magnesium 5.1 5.25 PPM Normal Alkline earth metal
Parameter Results Before**
(Tap Water)
Results After**
(TAPP 2)
Units Evaluation
General properties
pH 7.7 7.71 pH Normal
Alkalinity 100 100 PPM Normal
TDS 171.7 168.8 PPM Normal
Hardness 78.1 79 PPM Normal

Note:
* Los Angeles, samples taken on July 26, 2018. Analyzed by SimpleWater in Berkley, CA
** Water samples taken at 4L/min, after letting the water run for 30s. “Before” refers to unfiltered water, and “After” refers to TAPP 2 filtered water.
*** Total Chlorine is tested separately with strips and a chlorine meter since the chlorine evaporates on the way to the lab.
**** Microplastics count is based on Orb Media’s 2017 report concluding that 94% of US Tap Water contains microplastics or anthropogenic (man-made substances). We’ve used the average amount of particles found per gallon. The smallest particles were found to be 2.7 micron but most considerably larger. Therefore our testing has concluded that all microplastics particles found according to this test will be filtered by TAPP 2. Therefore 0 particles remain after filtering. The majority of the particles were fibers (98.3%) between 0.1–5 mm in length. The range was 0 to 232 particles/Gallon, with an overall mean of 21 particles/Gallon. The report also found that bottled water contained even more microplastics. For more information see Original Orb Media Report and peer reviewed analysis of the study in Plos One.