Emergency Water Purifier for Flood Conditions

For this year’s Aspen Design Challenge — which had the theme Designing Water’s FutureUmea Institute of Design student, Ceren Bagatar proposed the following concept: a Rescue Bottle.

The bottle is designed to address not only the scarcity of fresh water the world is facing, but mostly the contaminated and hazardous water conditions due to flooding, hurricanes, and tsunamis. Those disasters expose and contaminate surface water, groundwater and drinking water supplies with a variety of elements: toxins, chemicals, septic and animal carcasses.

flood waters
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The Rescue Bottle filters contaminated water through a reverse osmosis membrane using the driving force of highly concentrated dioralyte solution. The bottle has a 500 ml capacity and has an interchangeable mouthpiece for multi-user usage. The dioralyte solution supports 15 batches of drinking water.

Awesome concept, Ceren!

Photo courtesy of Yanko Design
Photo courtesy of Yanko Design
Photo courtesy of Yanko Design
Photo courtesy of Yanko Design
Photo courtesy of Yanko Design
Photo courtesy of Yanko Design

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  1. Dear Sir, 4th October, 2009
    Your invention is wonderful and could save millions of flood victions. As District Chairman, Water Management in The International Association of Lions clubs, District 324-C1, my congratulations to you provided it is within the reach of a common person. Could you provide more information about the cost of unit, cost of replacement cartridges, quantity of water that can be processed by each cartridge and ultimately cost for processing a liter of flood water.
    With regards,
    Lion P.Nukaiah Chetty
    9-19-33, Sunkaravari Street, ANAKAPALLE-531 001 (INDIA)

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