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Created on October 1, 2020

Pure Water Phone Box

The Pure Water Box is a portable water purification device for natural disasters or emergencies.

Developed By
  1. Waterologies
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Product Description

The Pure Water Phone Box is a small and lightweight, portable water purification unit produced by Waterologies. The product removes 99.9% of bacteria and 100% of turbidity to purify surface water. The product is chemical-free and can be powered by a USB power bank or smartphone.

There are three versions of the product available.

  • Pure Water Phone Box 50 – Capable of 50 L/hr
  • Pure Water Phone Box 100 – Capable of 100 L/hr
  • Pure Water Phone Backpack – Capable of up to 150 L/hr

Target SDGs

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$1,250.00

Market Suggested Retail Price (Secondary Currency)

1135 EUR

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

This product is distributed by Waterologies. Additional filters are distributed by Waterologies suppliers.

Manufacturing/Building Method

This product is mass-manufactured by Waterologies.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the product by contacting the manufacturer.

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Target use case

Household use

Manufacturer-specified flow rate (L/hr)

50 – 150 L/hr

Bacteria reduction

3 log

Type of membrane filtration

Ultrafiltration

Virus reduction

Unknown

Protozoa reduction

Unknown

Heavy metals and/or arsenic reduction

Unknown

Maximum recommended influent turbidity level (NTU)

Unknown

Effluent turbidity levels (NTU)

Unknown

Material of construction

Unknown

Safe water storage capacity (L)

None

Manufacturer-specified lifetime volume (L)

>500,000 gallons (2,273,045 L)

Design Specifications

The product is made from Aluminium and is chemical and toxic-free. The pump is connected to a power bank or smartphone, and submerged in the surface water source. The pump tube is connected to the inlet hole in the filter box which purifies and discharges the purified water from the outlet pipe. Pure Water Phone Box 50/100 Weight: 0.7 - 1.2 kg Pure Water Phone Backpack Weight: 1.5 kg Power Bank: 3800 mAh, 12 v DC or 6500 mAh, 12 v DC Smartphone micro-USB connector and type C connector adapter

Product Schematics

Technical Support

Unknown

Replacement Components

Unknown

Lifecycle

The product does not have a specified life-cycle, the manufacturer guarantees the ultra-filtration membranes produce at least 500,000 gallons (2,273,045 L) for a design life of 2 years and a battery for 500 – 1,400 life-cycles.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer specifies the ultra-filtration membrane produces 1 million gallons (4,546,090 L), a pump life of 2000 hours, removal of 99.9% of bacteria and 100% of turbidity in water.

Vetted Performance Status

Unknown

Safety

The product must be cleaned before each use.

Complementary Technical Systems

The product can be powered by either a portable power bank or a smartphone.

Academic Research and References

“Pure Water Phone Box: Safe water anywhere by smartphone,” Kickstarter. Available: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1893475112/pure-water-phone-box-safe-water-anywhere-by-smartp/description

“Water treatment technology Purification,” Waterologies, 29-Sep-2015. Available: https://www.waterologies.com/ 

Goal 6. (n.d.). Sdgs.un.org. Available: https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal6

“Pure Water Box,” Waterologies, 09-Jun-2018. Available: https://www.waterologies.com/pure-water-box/ 

“Pure Water Phone Box: Safe water anywhere by smartphone,” Kickstarter. Available: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1893475112/pure-water-phone-box-safe-water-anywhere-by-smartp/faqs

Compliance with regulations

The filters are certified by the NGS, EPS and CE.

Evaluation methods

Unknown

Other Information

This product was fully funded on Kickstarter in 2018.

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