Life Sack

Jung Uk Park, Myeong Hoon Lee, and Dae Youl Lee

A UV-activated water purification bag with a capacity of 20 L.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Life Sack uses Solar Water Disinfection Process (SODIS ) technology to filter contaminated water. UV-A-radiation and the bag’s thermal treatment process work to treat water. The sack can also be worn as a backpack for transport from the source to the community and carries up to 20L of water. It is suggested that the Life Sack is used to ship grains and other food staples to communities in need, once the food aid is stored, the bag is converted for use as a water purifier.

This product was discontinued in 2018.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Target regions include Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern and Southeast Asia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product is distributed and implemented by humanitarian aid organizations.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.


Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

The primary competitor to this product is the similar Solarbag and PotaVida. Additional competitors include other portable SODIS solutions.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Target users include those in rural communities without access to clean water sources.

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