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  1. #1 A Concept device to purify polluted water without boiling 
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    well let me start by saying this is a concept,but it seems its a nice idea .A device to purify polluted water .but i think this is no use when compared to large scale water purification. its only good for home use i think

    http://www.environmentteam.com/conce...thout-boiling/


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    OK, I'm guilty of replying to spam. However, UV cleaning of water is used for commercial purposes. The drawback of this is that it will not remove toxic solubles in the water. It will only ill bacteria, viral organisms, etc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Cobra
    OK, I'm guilty of replying to spam.
    what do u mean spam? and about the drawback after thinking about it i think you are right it will not remove chemical toxic solubles in the water.
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    I don't think it's spam. The item is not being sold.

    No, it won't remove toxins, but neither would boiling.

    I don't think this invention will take off. You probably wouldn't want to use something like that on a regular basis. If you had bad well water or cistern water I think most people would want a more convenient and permanent solution.

    Maybe it could be used for emergencies when there is a "boil water" advisory such as sometimes happens during a flood or breakdown in the municipal water treatment system. In an emergency, you might not have electricity.

    Personally, I'd rather boil the water. That way, you can see the water boiling, and you know it's okay. Also, you can use propane, wood, charcoal, etc for your power source.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    I don't think it's spam. The item is not being sold.
    thx

    Quote Originally Posted by Harold14370
    Maybe it could be used for emergencies when there is a "boil water" advisory such as sometimes happens during a flood or breakdown in the municipal water treatment system. In an emergency, you might not have electricity.
    Harold you are correct.. this device might come in handy in a emergency but i too don't think its can be a alternative for boiling ..
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    I took a look at that site and the "Happy Basin" caught my eye.

    That's the absolutely most stupid design I've seen yet for obtaining drinking water. I sincerely hope no one is actually trying to market it.

    Assuming that the "nano ceramic filters" actually filter water, the barrier between clean and contaminated water is tenuous at best. Not existent at worst. One drop of contaminated water and it's game over. Splashing and swishing goes with the territory when drinking water "the savage way" depicted in the photo. Dumping water in a bucket is bound to invite cross contamination.

    If the filtration system actually works (filtering bacteria, cysts, germs, pesticides, etc.) then it would have been a better design as a small hand-held pump that is simply dropped in the water with a clean end that deposits filtered water in sterile container.

    Oh. They have these already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinWalker
    I took a look at that site and the "Happy Basin" caught my eye.

    That's the absolutely most stupid design I've seen yet for obtaining drinking water. I sincerely hope no one is actually trying to market it.

    Assuming that the "nano ceramic filters" actually filter water, the barrier between clean and contaminated water is tenuous at best. Not existent at worst. One drop of contaminated water and it's game over. Splashing and swishing goes with the territory when drinking water "the savage way" depicted in the photo. Dumping water in a bucket is bound to invite cross contamination.

    If the filtration system actually works (filtering bacteria, cysts, germs, pesticides, etc.) then it would have been a better design as a small hand-held pump that is simply dropped in the water with a clean end that deposits filtered water in sterile container.

    Oh. They have these already.
    i took a look at the happy basin .you are right it seems stupid ,i dont think sumthing like that can be practical since its a concept i don't think we have to worry about it ..its funny that some designers come up with stupid concepts without trying to figure out if the concept is practical at all..
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    There are lots of UV water sterilization kits available for camping and backpacking - it's hardly a new concept. Most backpackers seem to be pretty leery of UV alone and tend to prefer filtration, which takes out dirt as well as giardia etc. Check out REI if interested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johneelock
    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Cobra
    OK, I'm guilty of replying to spam.
    what do u mean spam?
    OK, sorry.

    This site has an unbelievable amount of "hit and run" posters with spam. With so few posts, it appeared you were one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Cobra
    Quote Originally Posted by johneelock
    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Cobra
    OK, I'm guilty of replying to spam.
    what do u mean spam?
    OK, sorry.

    This site has an unbelievable amount of "hit and run" posters with spam. With so few posts, it appeared you were one of them.
    its ok i understand .. nobody likes spam including me ... lets keep fighting spam
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