Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Water Health and Lifestraw water technologies

Water is one of the most abundant molecules on the earth's surface. Unfortunately, a small percentage of water is drinkable to man and a smaller percentage is available to many developing markets. However, there are some interesting technologies out there to purify water.

WaterHealth International is leading such a revolution — the Blue Revolution — with a mission to provide sustainable access to clean, safe water to all, including the poorest communities. WaterHealth is already providing such access to clean water to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

LifeStraw™ is a simple device, still in a prototype phase, designed for those unfortunate people in the third world who do not have access to clean drinking water. The pipe is composed of two textile filters, followed by a chamber with beads impregnated with iodine:

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