ProCleanse is a filtering tool designed for developing countries that have no access to clean, drinkable water. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the water filtration device is a low-cost system that does not require any energy to filter and clean up water taken from any contaminated water source.
Advancements in water filtration systems are a response to the fact that one billion people in the world do not have access to clean, drinkable water. Each water purification innovation addresses the global problem in a different way. The advantage of the ProCleanse system is that does not require maintenance, it’s affordable and it requires no energy to function – all important factors for those living in third world countries without basic amenities.
The filtration system is a bucket-like device that can process enough water to support a family of six for ten years. Polluted water is poured into a built-in filter chamber, which removes large debris. The water goes through a second filtration process where it comes into contact with a proprietary cleansing material that removes harmful bacteria, viruses, and cysts. The end result is clean, drinkable water that meets the World Health Organisation’s high standards.
No added chemicals are required for filtration and the filters do not need to be cleaned or replaced. With the ProCleanse system, users can produce up to eight litres of safe, clean water per hour and store this water in a safe space. A second built-in chamber stores the newly filtered water away from the contaminated debris and bacteria in the filtration chamber.