Safe drinking water with SolarSack
Simpel, sustainable and affordable way to safe drinking water
2.1 billion people currently do not have access to safe drinking water. This causes an extreme environmental impact through deforestation for firewood, releasing large amounts of CO2. For those who cannot afford charcoal or firewood, waterborne illnesses become a serious problem. 80% of diseases in Africa are linked to bad water and sanitation conditions.
SolarSack is a water container that can purify water by direct sunlight, without using any chemicals and at a price far cheaper, than any available alternative, delivering the same quality of drinking water. The material provides great shelf life and is very easy to ship and distribute in crisis situations.
As the only product on the market, SolarSack provides a “point of use” solution, purifying the water at the user’s house, and eliminating the risk of recontamination that could happen with a centralized system. The purification process is approved by WHO.
The SolarSack kills 99.9999 % of bacteria, and 99.9% of other pathogens. Another impact is 600 times less CO2 than boiling with charcoal, and job creation through a distribution model, based on local small-scale sales agents and future local production.
University of Copenhagen
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