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Dialysis Technology for Clean Drinking Water

HandelontheLaw.com Staff Writer

Tuesday, March 15, 2016



Dialysis Technology for Clean Drinking Water
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John Rose, a former professional surfer, traveled much of the world in his quest for the perfect wave. In his travels, he began to realize that the solution for clean drinking water in disasters, remote areas and just plain poverty could be very simple.

In 2009, he founded “Waves for Water,” a nonprofit organization with the mission of “getting clean water to every single person who needs it.” Now governed by a board consisting of Rose, Zeb Stewart, Patricia Arquette and Jordan Tappis, the organization works worldwide to bring clean water to everyone through simple solutions.

The organization uses buckets, simple filters and adapters to change dirty water to clean water, and the filter systems are modeled after medical dialysis technology. The techniques and equipment are startlingly simple and effective.

The Renegade Filter is their lightest filtration system. Weighing 3 oz. and rolling up to take very little space, the Renegade Filter removes 99.99999% bacteria, protozoa and cysts, an even higher rating than recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Costing $50, the filter needs only gravity and filthy water to function, provides clean water for 100 people per day for years, provided it is properly maintained by using the syringe provided in the kit.

The MVP Filter, which also costs $50, works a little differently. Users are supposed find a plastic bucket or other container, use the kit’s hold driller to drill a hole 1 ½ inches from the container’s bottom (which can be done by hand), screw the connector, hose and filter into the hole, fill the bucket with any water from any source, lower the filter head below the water line and allow gravity to move the water through the filter. The MVP Filter also removes 99.99999% bacteria, protozoa and cysts, an even higher rating than recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It provides clean water for 100 people per day for years, provided it is properly maintained by using the syringe provided in the kit.

“Waves for Water” also offers a $15 faucet adapter, which attaches to the MVP filter and the other end of most faucets, eliminating the need for a bucket or other water container.

Though calling himself a “guerilla humanitarian,” Jon Rose and his team have successfully set up life-saving filtration systems in Bali, Chile, Haiti, Indonesia, Pakistan and Samoa. However, the organization’s goal encompasses the entire world.


By Kathy Catanzarite


Source: Kathy Catanzarite - Handelonthelaw.com Writer

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