Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PUR WATER PACKETS

While scrolling through my Twitter feed  today I noticed this article about Chelsea Clinton going to Myanmar for a clean water project. The project is done through  Procter & Gamble's Children's Safe Drinking Water initiative. The amazing part though is how they transform the dirty, polluted water into drinkable pure water. They use PUR water packets. Its as simple as  adding  the powder into the contaminated water, stirring for 15 minutes, and pouring the water over a cotton cloth for filtration. Here is more information from World Vision Blog (http://blog.worldvision.org/causes/pur-genius) on how the products works. 

  "So how does PUR work? The process occurs in three parts — coagulation, flocculation, and disinfection — which is precisely the same processes that occur in a treatment plant.
First, heavy metals and parasites are combined to form small particles (coagulation). These smaller particles are then glued together to form bigger particles (flocculation), which get so large that they fall to the bottom of the container.  The water is further cleaned by the use of a disinfectant, just like in municipal treatment. When the PUR-treated water is strained through a filter, the water is crystal-clear and safe to drink."
  
This clean water technology can provide safe drinking water instantly to people all around the world who need it. 


Here is a video demonstrating the clean water technology 






~Maryam

4 comments:

  1. Very insightful! I hadn't heard of this before, thank you for sharing!

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  3. Where can we buy these packets from?

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  4. They are available at shop.com or you can contact Pur!

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