ecological/zero electricity water purification device by Aquaovo: Ovopur
January 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
This is good news for me as I am pretty much against pets put into landfills with tons per day in my city alone. Aquaovo has created a device that purifies water using gravitational force and a combination of active elements like KDF 55, activated carbon, microporous bioceramics and quartz crystal.
Sounds pretty interesting right?
The price is pretty high for my taste, I would have loved something below 150 US $ but, hey, technology and especially green stuff comes at a price: 620 US $/Unit. Can get one here.
…and if you were wondering:
Kinetic Degradation Fluxion (KDF) is a high-purity copper-zinc formulation that uses a basic chemical process known as redox (oxidation/reduction) to remove chlorine, lead, mercury, iron, and hydrogen sulfide from water supplies. The process also has a mild anti-bacterial, algaecitic, and fungicitic, effect and may reduce the accumulation of lime scale.
KDF process media is used in pre-treatment and primary treatment applications to supplement or replace existing technologies in order to extend system life and to reduce heavy metal contamination, chlorine and hydrogen sulfide. It is often combined with other technologies to achieve superior overall results. (source: home-water-purifiers-and-filters.com)
As a plus it’s 100% recyclable and contains no chemical additives and meets the exacting standards of America’s Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal or activated coal, is a form of carbon that has been processed to make it extremely porous and thus to have a very large surface area available for adsorption or chemical reactions.
Activated carbon can be used as a substrate for the application of various chemicals to improve the adsorptive capacity for some inorganic (and problematic organic) compounds such as hydrogen sulfide (H2S), ammonia (NH3), formaldehyde (HCOH), radioisotopes iodine-131 (131I) and mercury (Hg).
Microporous bioceramic pellets are made using a mix of terracotta baked at
temperatures of up to 1,300°C. This process creates a very porous surface (320 pores per square inch) and
constant far infrared radiation. As well as absorbing chemical or organic residues that might be in the water, active
bioceramics can soften and revitalize the water by reducing the size of its molecules. Far infrared radiation can
reduce water’s surface tension and ensure maximum hydration. It can also help stimulate blood circulation and
detoxification while preventing oxidation.
(source: Aquaovo brochure)
Quartz is the most common mineral on earth and the third most abundant element after
oxygen and silicon. Used in watchmaking and computing, it is an excellent energy amplifier and conductor.
Quartz crystal sand is used to remove any lingering impurities from the water.
(source: Aquaovo brochure)