This company wants to provide clean water, using a plastic bag
Providing clean water to their people is a challenge for developing countries struggling to avert health scares while keeping a lid on costs. Three classmates from Singapore are trying to lend a helping hand, using little more than a plastic bag and a ceramic membrane.
In many disaster-stricken regions and rural areas, residents often have to resort to drinking contaminated water, resulting in the transmission of diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and typhoid.
Singapore-based WateROAM aims to tackle this issue through a cost-effective way to convert waste water into drinking water.
At just 400g, the company’s palm-size Fieldtrate Lite appears as a non-descript plastic bag but the portable filtration system claims to remove bacteria and other pathogens, without the need for electricity. The $25 device is able to filter 6-10 liters of dirty water in just an hour and is targeted towards households.
- Health Care