As of 2013, more than 780 million people lack access to safe and clean drinking water. Many of them are children and women living in rural areas of developing countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia or Latin America. Contaminated water often does not seem dangerous to the naked eye, and many of the affected people are unaware of the dangers of bacterial and viral drinking water contaminations. Germs in drinking water, however, cause waterborne diseases like Cholera, Typhoid fever and, most commonly, diarrhea.
WADI is a product suitable for daily use and contains a screw cap mechanism for different kinds of PET-bottles. Its handling is easy: Screw WADI onto a PET-bottle filled with contaminated water, press the start button and lay both WADI and the PET-bottle into the sun. WADI detects and calculates the relevant UV-rays of the sun and abstracts and integrates the measured data, comparing these measurements to scientifically proven reduction of germs. A smiley face on WADI lets the user know as soon as the water is safe to drink, guaranteeing a 4-log-level (99.99 per cent) reduction of germs in the water.
Publicly available: yes
Countries where available: Worldwide
Price range (USD): 40 USD
Available online: yes
Offered or can be licensed for local manufacture: upon request
Countries where spare parts can be purchased: No spare parts needed
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