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Greg Boyle Denver water purification

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Greg Boyle Denver water purification

  1. 1. VERSANTM Bringing Clean Water to Those in Need Avantec Technologies, Inc. www.avantecsafe.com
  2. 2. The Need for Clean WaterThe Need for Clean Water 1.6 billion people in the world lack access to1.6 billion people in the world lack access to clean waterclean water (CDC)(CDC) Every week, 30,000 people die of dysentery related deaths, most of themEvery week, 30,000 people die of dysentery related deaths, most of them childrenchildren (WHO)(WHO) 80% of all diseases in the developing world are water related80% of all diseases in the developing world are water related (UN State of the Future Report)(UN State of the Future Report) With proper disinfection, these deaths would be easily preventableWith proper disinfection, these deaths would be easily preventable Photo courtesy of International AidPhoto courtesy of International Aid
  3. 3. Balance between DisinfectionBalance between Disinfection and Byproductsand Byproducts  Chlorine (bleach), the major disinfectantChlorine (bleach), the major disinfectant used for drinking water, reacts withused for drinking water, reacts with organic matter in water to formorganic matter in water to form trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids.trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids.  The EPA has recently lowered theThe EPA has recently lowered the Maximum Contaminant Levels of bothMaximum Contaminant Levels of both of these contaminants, which have beenof these contaminants, which have been found to be carcinogenic.found to be carcinogenic.  Chlorine dioxide does not formChlorine dioxide does not form carcinogenic byproducts and has beencarcinogenic byproducts and has been approved by the EPA for use inapproved by the EPA for use in municipal water treatment.municipal water treatment.
  4. 4. Common EmergencyCommon Emergency Disinfectants: ChlorineDisinfectants: Chlorine  Chlor-Floc is a combined chlorineChlor-Floc is a combined chlorine disinfectant and coagulantdisinfectant and coagulant  Used in some military applicationsUsed in some military applications  Drawbacks of chlorine disinfection include aDrawbacks of chlorine disinfection include a lack of effectiveness against some pathogens,lack of effectiveness against some pathogens, most notablymost notably CryptosporidiumCryptosporidium, and a, and a significant taste problemsignificant taste problem  Concerns about health problems exist, relatedConcerns about health problems exist, related to extensive use and disinfection byproductsto extensive use and disinfection byproducts such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acidssuch as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids
  5. 5. Common EmergencyCommon Emergency Disinfectants: IodineDisinfectants: Iodine  Extensively used by hikers, backpackers, andExtensively used by hikers, backpackers, and outdoor enthusiastsoutdoor enthusiasts  Main product used by the military and reliefMain product used by the military and relief agenciesagencies  Drawbacks include a lack of effectivenessDrawbacks include a lack of effectiveness against several pathogens and a significantagainst several pathogens and a significant taste problemtaste problem  Concerns about health problems exist, relatedConcerns about health problems exist, related to extensive use and disinfection byproductsto extensive use and disinfection byproducts such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acidssuch as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids  Iodine is not approved for municipal waterIodine is not approved for municipal water treatmenttreatment
  6. 6. Chlorine Dioxide: ClOChlorine Dioxide: ClO22  ClOClO22 is an efficient oxidizer that kills bacteria, viruses, andis an efficient oxidizer that kills bacteria, viruses, and encysted parasites such asencysted parasites such as GiardiaGiardia andand CryptosporidiumCryptosporidium  ClOClO22 disinfects at much lowerdisinfects at much lower concentrations than doesconcentrations than does chlorinechlorine  Unlike chlorine,Unlike chlorine, ClOClO22 is effective overis effective over a wide range of pHa wide range of pH
  7. 7. Chlorine Dioxide and Small ScaleChlorine Dioxide and Small Scale ApplicationsApplications  Several hundred drinking water treatment plants inSeveral hundred drinking water treatment plants in the US and thousands of treatment plants in Europethe US and thousands of treatment plants in Europe currently use ClOcurrently use ClO22 for disinfectionfor disinfection  Conventional methods of generating ClOConventional methods of generating ClO22 have madehave made it too expensive and cumbersome to consider forit too expensive and cumbersome to consider for small-scale drinking water applicationssmall-scale drinking water applications  Avantec® has applied itsAvantec® has applied its patented M2Rpatented M2RTMTM technologytechnology to bring the power of ClOto bring the power of ClO22 disinfection to small scaledisinfection to small scale applicationsapplications
  8. 8. VERSANVERSANTMTM  VERSANVERSANTMTM requires no energy to generate ClOrequires no energy to generate ClO22. Simply. Simply drop one pouch into a given volume of water, allow timedrop one pouch into a given volume of water, allow time for disinfection, and the water is ready to drink.for disinfection, and the water is ready to drink.  VERSANVERSANTMTM can be tailored depending on the applicationcan be tailored depending on the application to treat 5 to 1000 gallons of water. Multiple units can beto treat 5 to 1000 gallons of water. Multiple units can be used for larger applications.used for larger applications.
  9. 9. VERSAN™ - Product DosageVERSAN™ - Product Dosage VERSANTM production of ClO2 (One 0.8 g packet in 5 gallons tap water at 27 d C) 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Time (minutes) ClO2Concentration(ppm)
  10. 10. Step 1: Water diffusion into M2R™ device through hydrophilic membrane. Step 2: Chemicals dissolve. Step 3: Dissolved chemicals exchange across hydrophilic membrane and chemical reaction takes place: 5 NaClO2 + 4 H+ → 4 ClO2 + 4 Na+ + NaCl + 2H2 O Step 4: Chlorine dioxide (ClO2 ) diffuses out of M2R™ device through hydrophobic membrane and gaps in the bag. Mass Transfer Mechanism of M2RTM Water-Activation Mechanism 1 2 3 4 2 1 4 AcidSodium Chlorite 4 4
  11. 11. Packets: 2.5” x 2.5” 2.5” x 5.0” 5.0” x 5.0” 0.75 (2) 1.5 (4) 15 (40) 140 (390) 400 (1000) 1 Tablet 5 (12) Volumes are expressed in gallons Numbers in red represent volume of water that can be treated at a ClO2 dosage of 1.5 ppm Product CapabilityProduct Capability Volume of Water Treated at 4 ppm ClO2 Packets: 2.5” x 2.5” 2.5” x 5.0” 5.0” x 5.0” 0.75 (2) 1.5 (4) 15 (40) 140 (390) 400 (1000) 1 Tablet 5 (12) • Volumes are expressed in gallons • Numbers in red represent volume of water, in gallons, that can be treated at a ClO2 dosage of 1.5 ppm Volume of Water Treated at 4 ppm ClO2
  12. 12. Towerguard-Versan Stock Solutions Towerguard-Versan Stock Solutions – Duration
  13. 13. M2RM2RTMTM HoldersHolders • SimpleSimple • Throw-away or reusableThrow-away or reusable • Easy placementEasy placement
  14. 14. Emergency and RemoteEmergency and Remote Water PurificationWater Purification  VERSANVERSANTMTM can be used by itself or as part of a completecan be used by itself or as part of a complete water treatment system to provide safe water in remotewater treatment system to provide safe water in remote locations or emergency situations such as refugee campslocations or emergency situations such as refugee camps and natural disaster-stricken areas.and natural disaster-stricken areas.  VERSANVERSANTMTM requires no energy; this is advantageous forrequires no energy; this is advantageous for many communities that logistically cannot supportmany communities that logistically cannot support continuous water treatment.continuous water treatment.  Disinfection with ClODisinfection with ClO22 is safer than with other emergencyis safer than with other emergency disinfectants such as iodine.disinfectants such as iodine.  Remote job sites such as oil rigs or those for wildfireRemote job sites such as oil rigs or those for wildfire fighters, or pipe layers can use VERSANfighters, or pipe layers can use VERSANTMTM to ensure safeto ensure safe drinking, bathing, and cleaning water.drinking, bathing, and cleaning water.
  15. 15. Markets for VERSAN™Markets for VERSAN™ Emergency Sustainable Water Disinfection Global Health Organizations Recreational VersanTM Gov’t Emergency Management Agencies Int’l Aid Agencies NGO’s in developing countries WHO, UNESCO Outdoor Equipment Retailers Large Volume Users i.e. Outward Bound, NOLS
  16. 16. Steps to SustainableSteps to Sustainable Water DisinfectionWater Disinfection Social Marketing/ Awareness Local Retailers Coops, Agricultural Product Suppliers Local Economy Pumps, Tanks, Vessels Users Consumers CDC, WHO, NGO’s Peace Corps, NGO’s
  17. 17. Action Plan — Next StepsAction Plan — Next Steps  CommitmentCommitment  Market AssessmentMarket Assessment  TerritoryTerritory  EPA RegistrationEPA Registration  ManufacturingManufacturing  Operational PlanOperational Plan  Contributions by KatadynContributions by Katadyn and Avantecand Avantec  Strategic AllianceStrategic Alliance

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