About 70% of US residents draw their water from public water systems (PWS). The others use well water. Referring to the PWS water, most reliably remove pathogens, the biological agents that cause disease. That part is good. The remaining issues include (a) the disinfection byproducts – the chlorine compounds, (b) organic molecules – fertilizers, pesticides, industrial pollutants that are not removed at the PWS, (c) inorganic chemicals – principally heavy metals, some of which may enter the water between the PWS and the tap, with lead being the most notable offender.
Quansor’s POU (point-of-use) system, combines:
(a) a microfilter for biologicals
(b) a silver-activated charcoal column for disinfection byproducts and other organics,
(c) a cation column [which removes lead] and
(d) an anion column.
(e) a monitor at the outlet ensures that the POU system is functioning properly. An alert notifies the consumer when servicing is needed.
Imagine operating the treatment system safely for as long as it is working properly; and then refreshing it only when necessary. That would maximize its economy and its safety. That’s what the monitor does. It makes this whole system work.
The Market Channel
The initial sales will be to the schools, hospitals and other public buildings that are beset with lead contamination. The Quansor POU System with Monitoring option provides great tasting, safe water at a fraction of the cost of bottled water.
A residential version is planned for distribution through the 4,500 kitchen & bath dealerships across North America.
The Competition with this market is the $22 US billion bottled water market. BW has contamination problems of its own according the EWG. Its cost per liter exceeds that of gasoline. Production of the PET bottles consumes the energy equivalent of 17 million barrels of oil. The disposal of the bottles into the landfills is about 925,000 tons per year.