An Oregon-based company has developed a water purifying system that uses light-activated nanotechnology to get rid of contaminants from water.
Now, Oregon based Puralytics has developed a system that uses “five photochemical processes” that work together to break down and get rid of contaminants from water.
“It uses the light – of either the sun or of LEDs – to activate a nanotechnology mesh which causes five processes at the surface of this mesh,” Mark Owen, founder and chief executive of Puralytics, told CNBC’s Sustainable Energy.
“Some of them draw the contaminants into the mesh and then they break apart the contaminants at the molecular level,” Owen added.
Products developed by the company include a bag which uses sunlight-activated nanotechnology to destroy contaminants and a floating purifier resembling a lilypad that can improve the water quality of ponds, lakes and tanks. According to the company, one pack of the solar bag costs $99.95, while a pack of 25 costs $1,250.