What is Puribag?
Puribag is a portable solution to make and transfer safe water. The Puribag uses a 30-minute water disinfecting treatment to filter out dirt and other impurities to create safe drinking water that lasts for days. Puribag has been classified by World Health Organization (WHO) as a comprehensive protection water treatment product.
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The Story of Puribag
We set out to design a low cost, low-tech solution to provide safe water for people affected by disasters. Our focus was to create a product which could act as a bridge between a disaster event occurring, and the restoration of infrastructure to ensure people could access life-saving clean water.
Puribag is that bridge.
The Puribag has been successfully tested under the most trying of circumstances, the filter won’t easily block, and you can remove all the nasty stuff making the water safe to drink for days. Rather than rely completely on a filter, we designed a 2-stage process which removes contaminants via a physical settling/ gravity led process, followed by disinfection and filtration.
In re-thinking how humanitarian aid is given, we focused on a proactive approach to a situation, meaning that a key goal was to develop a product which can be pre-positioned in disaster prone, high risk areas for up to 2 years, or deployed into an area immediately following an event.
This is a simple solution to one of the world’s most pressing problems.
While many solutions focus on high tech ways to solve the problem, these products normally command a high price, use micro-filters which inevitably block, and are inaccessible to those who need it the most.
We set out to make a difference; to help people in their time of need, and ultimately to save lives.