DEKA solution is more expensive than most water purification systems, but still cheaper than packaged water. The market application is places where the price makes sense.
DEKA Water Purification Technology - MIT Sloan Innovation Teams class presentation
DEKA Water PurificationMIT 15.371J Innovation TeamsFinal PresentationDecember 7th, 2009<br />ShantanuAgarwal<br />Emily Edwards<br />Matan Mayer<br />Mikhail Turilin<br />design a simple system that transforms any source water Into safe drinking water<br />
Opportunity / Potential Market<br />1 in 8 people on the planet (1 billion total) lack access to clean, safe drinking water<br />Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.<br />3.575 million people die each year from water-related disease.<br />At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.<br />Without food a person can live for weeks, but without water you can expect to live only a few days.<br />The daily requirement for sanitation, bathing, and cooking needs, as well as for assuring survival, up to 20 liters per person<br />Drinking water needs is 3 liters per day<br />Statistics from water.org<br />
DEKA and alternative technologies<br />Lifestraw<br />DEKA<br />Ceramic pot filter<br />Jerrycan<br />LifeSaver bottle<br />Pumped Reverse<br />Osmosis System<br />Kanchan Arsenic Filter<br />
DEKA has high recovery rate and could be used when water is scarce<br />Relative performance – number of liters per hour produced for each dollar invested. This dimension could be used to understand what is the cheapest way to find temporary solution for catastrophic situation. Therefore DEKA should be used when money is not an issue or long term usage is implied.<br />
DEKA filters all contaminants, insensitive to input<br />* DEKA + carbon filter filters all contaminants<br />
Comparison of Water Option Costs<br />DEKA is cheaper than packaged water, but more expensive than most purification systems<br />DEKA=0.019/L<br />