Watersprint and Seoul Viosys to establish drinking water purification system in Bangladesh
Watersprint, Swedish water technology company, and Seoul Viosys, a Korean UV LED firm, are planning a partnership to provide a drinking water purification system to Bangladesh.
Today a large section of the population in Bangladesh uses arsenic-contaminated water for drinking and cooking.
Water purification products and systems based on Watersprint's water control technology make it possible to keep water clean via sterilisation using Seoul Viosys' Violeds technology.
Violeds technology, which is used in sterilization systems in the International Space Station's bio-laboratory equipment, is applied to the new clean water supply system with what is claimed to be a performance rate of 99.99% sterilisation.
In the water purification system, Watersprint is using a Wi-Fi system for 24-hour water quality monitoring and statistics, which is important for supplying clean water.
Even boiled water or sterilised vacuum-packed drinking bottled water cannot be kept several days without possible contamination by virus or bacteria, the companies say.
There have also been several reports that tap water, shower mixers, or water pipes are the main triggers of many diseases.
Muhammad Yunus, a Laureate of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Peace and co-pioneer of the project, has been running the Micro Production Center to supply clean and safe drinking water in order to help improve water quality in Bangladesh.
Seoul Viosys' Violeds technology, combined with Watersprint's system, is applied at the Yunus Centre.
The aim is to extend this system to water purification for the 750 million people without access to safe drinking water worldwide.
Watersprint's CEO Anders Ruland says UV-LED technology is at the core of the company’s products.
‘With this new technology we will take another important step towards a sustainable water situation in developing countries,’ says Ruland. ‘For the first time a water cleaning solution can be setup and operated without a high level of complexity and large costs.’