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SOLVATTEN is a combined portable water treatment and solar water heater system that is able to produce both safe and warm water for use.
SOLVATTEN is a combined water treatment and solar water heater system typically used in situations where water resources are scarce and prone to contamination. It enables children and their families living without safe water to improve their quality of life. Built to last an entire childhood, the SOLVATTEN solution brings lasting change. Get involved and help us change lives!
How It Works
Each SOLVATTEN unit can be opened up like a book. Doing so separates two five-litre containers, each of which can be filled with water via an opening that houses a fabric filter of 35 microns – this removes larger particles and can be replaced by cloth if lost or damaged. The containers both have transparent surfaces that are made from a durable plastic that allows the penetration of UV-B light, which is highly effective at destroying microorganisms that cause disease and illness.
Once filled, the SOLVATTEN unit is placed in direct sunlight, which simultaneously heats the water and exposes it to ultraviolet radiation. The combination of these is a highly effective means of purifying water and, depending on conditions, the water will be free of pathogenic material in 2-6 hours. An indicator tells the user when the treatment process is complete – a sad red face changes to green and happy.
The water produced by SOLVATTEN comfortably meets the World Health Organisations safe drinking water standards.