Mighty Earth, an environmental campaign organization, has started a...
System intended for use in Indian households where there is little or no source of running water or electrical power
Argonide, a Sanford, Fla., company that manufactures water filter cartridges, announced that its NanoCeram water filters have been integrated by Eureka Forbes Ltd. (EFL) into AquaSure, EFL’s revolutionary new water purifier. The AquaSure system is intended for use in Indian households where there is little or no source of running water or electrical power. In a press conference held in Mumbai, the AquaSure was presented to the public as a chemical-free way of providing instantaneous but safe drinking water.
The heart of the AquaSure system, the company said, is a new NanoCeram filter capable of retaining waterborne bacteria, virus and cysts, any of which are responsible for widespread disease in India and other countries where the drinking water source is subject to microbial contamination. Powdered activated carbon is integrated into the media to improve taste and odor as well as remove pesticides and chemical solvents. A biostatic treatment is employed in the filter to minimize potential proliferation of bacteria on the filter.
In the press conference, Fred Tepper, president of Argonide, was honored for development of the technology by Shapoor Mistry, chairman of EFL. Tepper then described the history of the filter and how it now provides a breakthrough in water purification. Suresh Goklaney, executive vice chairman of EFL, described the key features of the AquaSure system as affordability, accessibility, availability and safety.