Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sustainable Water Purification Technology to Be Unveiled During G20

One Pittsburgh business is taking advantage of the G20's high profile to share a new green water purification technology. Contaminated water kills millions each year and water purification processes draw on limited energy resources. The lack of safe drinking water and sanitation facilities contribute to hunger, diseases and poverty. Water related projects are also amongst the greatest recipients of foreign aid money and account for hundreds of billions of dollars in international aid.

TechBurger reports that Pittsburgh-based non-profit organization, Project Eviive will hold an event to announce a new water cleaning technology developed by Epiphany Solar Water Systems (SWS).

The press event will be held on the lawn behind the Carnegie Science Center during the G20 summit taking place in Pittsburgh this week. Speakers will include Tom Joseph, founder of Epiphany SWS and the designer of the solar powered Epiphany E3 Solar Water purification and de-salination system. Epiphany's breakthrough technology purifies any water using only solar energy. This technology provide portable, simple, low-cost sustainable water purification.

One of the co-chairs of Project Eviive, Amy Joseph stated, “We are less than a week from launching Project Eviive and couldn’t be more excited. Water is one of our most critical commodities for survival. Out of desperation, many communities are forced to accept contaminated water and the consequences that follow. It is no coincidence that we chose the G20 meeting as the time to unveil this life-saving and life-changing technology.”

The other co-chair, Eddie Edwards indicated that this technology offers a solution to potable water management that could significantly reduce the resources currently invested in water purification. “According to the World Health Organization, the world could save up to $500 billion in aid over the next 10 years if the problem of water sanitation was solved in the developing world. This is real money that could be deployed to build infrastructure and economic development,” Edwards said.

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Austin said...

So maybe I am not understanding the whole problem, but why can't they use gravity purifiers like the Berkey systems sold on ? They could use them atleast for drinking water.

Johnny Blackburn said...

If we solve this problem in under developing countries than we can able to save billions and i hope this issue will be take seriously in comming month. We need some kind of new information technology cheap purification water plant.