LIFE STRAW

by Sekar 2014-03-06 16:19:11


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LifeStraw is a water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water.
so that they may safely drink it. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water,
enough for one person for one year.It removes almost all of waterborne bacteria and parasites.

The LifeStraw-Family, a larger unit designed for family use, also filters out nearly all microbes.

LifeStraw includes LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family, which are complementary point-of-use water filters
designed by the Swiss-based Vestergaard Frandsen for people living in developing nations and for distribution in humanitarian crisis.
LifeStraw Family filters a maximum of 18,000 litres of water, providing safe drinking water for a family of five for up to three years.

LifeStraw and LifeStraw Family were distributed in the
2010 Haiti earthquake,
2010 Pakistan floods, and
2011 Thailand floods.

In the Mutomo District in Kenya which has suffered from long term drought,
the Kenya Red Cross supplied filters to 3,750 school children and 6,750 households.

LifeStraw has been generally praised for its effective and instant method of bacteria and protozoa removal and consumer acceptability.

LifeStraw has been praised in the international media and won several awards including the
2008 Saatchi & Saatchi Award for World Changing Ideas,
the ‘INDEX: 2005’ International Design Award and "Best Invention of 2005" by Time Magazine.


நீர் உறிஞ்சி என்பது அசுத்தமானா நீரை தூய்மை ஆக்க வல்ல ஒரு எளிமையான கருவி ஆகும்.
இந்த உறிஞ்சி அல்லது குழாய் மூலம் நீரை உறிஞ்சும் போது
99% மேற்பட்ட பாக்டீரியா மற்றும் வைரஸ் போன்ற நுண்ணுயிர்களை இது கொல்கிறது.
மேலும் நீரை வடிகட்டி மாசுக்களை நீக்குகிறது.

குடிநீர் தட்டுப்பாடு மற்றும் மாசடைந்த குடிநீர் பயன்பாடுகளில் உள்ள நாடுகளுக்கு
பெரிதும் உபயோகமான ஒரு கண்டுபிடிப்பாகும்.

thanks: wikipedia
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