The Vinnovate-Puribag

Simon Schmidt. Adelaide, SA.

Imagine drinking contaminated water knowing it will make you sick, or worse giving it to you children. This is a reality for tens of millions of the world’s poorest people and those affected by disasters.

Safe drinking water is fundamental for life and something many of us take for granted. With the growing global need for clean water in humanitarian relief and following natural disasters, the Vinnovate Puribag offers the ideal solution.

The Puribag is a 10L capacity, re-usable, flat-pack water bag system which can be filled with contaminated water, sealed, and treated in the bag to safe drinking water quality in under 30 minutes. It’s simple to use, lightweight, low-cost, and provides safe water without the weight and cost burden of transporting bottled water.

The system can be stored and deployed as needed and is the perfect solution in disaster/ emergency situations as a rapid response aid, or as an ongoing method of safe water provision.

Our vision is to supply this treatment system to people displaced by natural disasters, in emergency situations, and in humanitarian contexts. We are working to make the Puribag available where and when it’s needed most, making a real-world impact.

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