Water Filtration Application

Depathex is a recent development from African Pegmatite that removes dangerous pathogens from water. Safe drinking water has been a large contributor to the increase in human life expectancy, making purification a high priority. Depathex was formulated specifically to clean drinking water for human consumption, as well as for agricultural use where contaminated water is known to have a negative effect on animal life.

  • Produces clean drinking water that would otherwise be hazardous for human use
  • Thoroughly tested and proven to eliminate a broad spectrum of known pathogens



The framework structure of Depathex permits reversible absorption of molecules small enough to enter the lattice through channel apertures. The inoculation of Silver into the lattice is effective with little or no loss due to its weak ion exchange capacity of 2.64 Meq/g. The anti-bacterial activity of Silver is well known and it has been in use for centuries as a pathogen eradicator. Depathex has been extensively researched & tested over a period of 5 years. Tests undertaken have proven the complete removal of E-coli and Coliforms with a residual time of between 3 & 9 minutes for moderately to heavily contaminated water – increased contact time may be required for excessively high levels of contamination. Cognisance is to be taken of generally accepted water treatment processes when using Depathex.

Contact us for assistance with your waterborne pathogens.

Known Pathogens Affecting Human Drinking Water
  • Campylobacter Jejuni
  • Escherichia Coli (E. coli)
  • Giardia Lamblia
  • Hepatitis A
  • Legionella Pneumophila
  • Salmonella
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Rotavirus
  • Cholera
  • Typhoid
  • Paratyphoid
  • Amoebiasis
  • Giardiasis
  • Guinea worm disease
Known Pathogens Affecting Domestic Animals
  • Anthrax
  • Paratuberculosis
  • Black Quarter
  • Rinderpest
  • Actinomycosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Campylobacteria
  • Salmonellosis
  • Yersiniosis
  • Erysipelas
Medical Symptoms of the Consumption of Contaminated Drinking Water
  • Chills
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Muscle aches
  • Coughing
  • Stomach pain
  • Cramps
  • Gas
  • Death


Choose the packaging and shipping arrangement that best suits your needs, from small packaging to bulk bags or custom sizes made just for you. We can accommodate virtually any size, from one metric ton to thousands.


We maintain competitive pricing in an effort to win and retain your business for as long as you need us. Our goal is to meet the needs of every customer, including those with special requests and demanding production schedules.

A 15-day general turnaround for manufacturing allows us to get your compounds to you as quickly as possible, so you can keep up with the demands of your business. Contact us to get in touch with a distributor in your area if you don’t have time to wait for materials.

We currently ship to 44 countries across the world and we’re happy to ship to yours, too. The dependable and professional logistics channels we have in place make it easy to offer great pricing and service regardless of your location.

African Pegmatite

With 48 years as professionals in mining and manufacturing, we have the insight, network, and experience to offer you the very best in quality, service, and efficiency. We’ve been accredited by the ISO 9001 since 2002 and have most recently met the 2015 standard.

We aim to provide the very best materials available to our customers, and become your one-stop shop for colourants, minerals, compounds, and more. Take a look at our general water filtration page to see all the other water filtration and supplementary products we have available.

If you’d like to become a distributor of African Pegmatite products, get in touch with us and we’ll customise an arrangement with you.