In coming days people can drink 100% pure water by investing mere 275rs for 90 days. The gravity operated water purifier prototype is already finalised and now in coming days the commercial production will be started. The purifier is the collective efforts of GSFC Science foundation and Dharmasinh Desai University Nadiad.
Water is one such natural resource, basic to sustenance of life, is becoming scarce with rapid growth cycle and over-exploiting utilization. In fact, deterioration of water quality and related health hazards is assuming more significance lately than even shrinking of volume of resource.
Potable drinking water, considered to be one of the basic amenities, is becoming sparse in third world and developing countries. Therefore, conservation, reuse/ recycling, purification and management of water are the needs of the hour.
With a View to address the issue of water quality, GSFC Science Foundation has joined hands with Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad for a collaborative research project to developa cost effective, portable water purifier. Accordingly, a domestic water filter equipped with nano-technology is being developed by Department of Chemical Engineering & Shah-Schulman Center for Surface Science and Nanotechnology of Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad.
This domestic filter will have a capacity to purify/ filter about 20 litres of water per day which will be free of bacteria, fungus, algae and viruses at just Rs. 0.15 (15 paisa) per litre. The shelf life of the filter will be around three (3) months before refilling the cartridge. There are many competing alternative commercialized technologies available today for domestic water treatment in India as well as in the world. However, most of these treatment technologies which boast of. use of nano-technology for filtration are not full proof as some of the nano-material used as chemical for treatment leaches along with the water, which with prolonged use may cause health hazards.
Science Foundation Water Filter, on the other hand is full proof as it does not release any chemical in any form making it one of the Safest and Green Water Filter among the existing water purification concepts. Moreover, apart from being cost« effective 8: affordable, this filter will not require any electricity or hydrostatic
pressure for operation, making it accessible to all strata of society i.e. to both rural and urban population.
A Prototype filter unit has already been developed; however, final product will be developed after completion of rigorous testing related to its efficiency, shelf life and affordability over a period of six months timelt is believed that this technology will potentially revolutionize the domestic water purification helping Indian population lead a healthy and safe life style.