Polluted water is a reality for many
The device itself is a small sachet containing a mixture of specially developed water purification agents.
The sachets are simply placed in the neck of a bottle filled with contaminated water, and act as a filter.
Up to one litre of contaminated water can be purified by a single sachet.
Considering the fact that only 2.5% of the planet's water is viable for human consumption, this breakthrough could prove globally significant as the United Nations has recently made a push for the right to water to be made legally binding.
Closer to home
The decentralized water filtration solution pioneered at Stellenbosch University is sure to bring relief to an estimated 1.5 billion people in Africa who do not have access to clean and safe water and more importantly save the lives of approximately 2 million people who die annually from diseases related to unclean water.
See a demonstration of the technology from the video below:
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