How can water be purified in remote locations?

Posted by Arunima Kumar on 29 May, 2018

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Watercone® - Solar-powered Water Desalinator

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 26 Aug, 2018

Created by German designer Stephane Auguston after a visit to the Canary Islands, the Watercone® is a solar powered water desalinator that takes salt or brackish water and generates freshwater. It is simple to use, lightweight and mobile. With up to 1,7 liters (nearly 2 quarts) in 24h the Watercone® is an ideal device to cover a child`s daily need of freshwater.

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NKD Aqua Pod - A Bottle that filters tap water

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 24 Aug, 2018

Not only does tap water taste bad, it can have bad stuff in it, as well. NKD Aqua Pod is a water bottle that filters tap water for bacteria and heavy metals while eliminating chlorine taste and odour and not delivering the unpleasant taste other carbon filters can leave behind. It also imparts water with natural minerals and electrolytes to improve taste. It's BPA-free and recyclable. 

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LifeStraw: This straw turns dirty water into drinking water

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 21 Aug, 2018

LifeStraw uses a hollow fibre membrane that doesn't require chemicals such as chlorine or iodine. Using high pressure upon sucking through the straw, the water is forced through the narrow fibres, trapping bacteria, protozoa and other contaminants, which are then flushed out by backwashing. 

It removes 99.9999% waterborne bacteria (including E.coli), 99.9% of protozoan parasites, and other health issues such as Hepatitis E, Typhoid Fever and Dysentery. Turbidity (muddiness) is also reduced down to 0.2 microns3. A game-changer for those living in poverty, or people traveling in areas where the water supply is polluted.

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Lifestraw: Remove microplastics from water and the need for disposable plastic water bottles

Posted by Kunal Nandwani on 29 May, 2018

The LifeStraw technology was introduced in 2005 as a personal ‘straw-like’ filter for people in developing countries who don’t have water piped in from municipal sources or other access to safe water and emergency settings following natural disasters when water is contaminated. Its hollow fiber membrane technology can filter 4,000 liters of water, allowing direct drinking from streams and lakes.

Since then, the LifeStraw portfolio has evolved to include a Family water purifier, a community purifier for schools and clinics, a refillable bottle, and a collapsible bag for camping, hiking or expeditions.

LifeStraw’s single-stage and two-stage filtration systems achieve a microplastics removal rate of log 5 (99.999%) from contaminated water, while also removing bacteria and chemicals. One LifeStraw product provides up to 8,000 water bottles worth of safe drinking water, reducing the need for single-use plastic bottles that are polluting the world’s oceans.

In 2014, LifeStraw launched the ‘Follow the Liters’ program, under which, a portion of the proceeds of consumer sales for any LifeStraw product worldwide would go towards the purchase of LifeStraw Community purifiers which are distributed to schools in developing countries.

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