water purifier for personal water treatment
The H2gO Water Purifier
by Aqua Research LLC may save lives with a few grains of salt to provide
safe drinking water to outdoorsmen, travelers, and disaster response
teams. People in developing nations may be the greatest beneficiaries.
The H2gO Purifier focuses on ease of use, simplicity, and affordability.
The handheld, 3-ounce device makes water safe to drink with 2 button
clicks, never needs replacement parts, and was designed for extreme
environments. The water treatment device is ideal for campers,
travelers, and natural disasters and will be available July 2013 at a
price of $80. For those who would like to speed the distribution of
these devices to emerging nations the company is accepting contributions
to underwrite the cost.
H2gO Purifier is sustainable even for people at the poverty line because
it is said to be both simple to use and requires only salt and sun to
H2gO Purifier works by converting a few grains of common salt to a
powerful chlorine-based disinfecting solution in a matter of seconds. It
treats 1 to 20 liters of water at a time. It’s driven by a cell phone
battery that can be charged by the integrated solar panel or USB, able
to treat 300 liters of water per charge. One hour of sunlight makes 5
liters (over 1 gallon) of safe water. There is even an LED flashlight
for night-time operation.
The H2gO Purifier was developed by Aqua Research LLC. It
recently launched the product at the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com to
speed up commercialization and allow others to pre-purchase the product
at a significant discount over retail. For more information, visit
About Aqua Research LLC and H2gO Purifier
Aqua Research of Albuquerque, NM, was formed to serve the water needs of mankind. Founder Rodney Herrington also invented the MSR MIOX Purifier, Popular Science Grand Award Winner in 2003. Experiences with this device have informed design decisions on the H2gO Purifier.