This Device From DARPA Makes Water-Cleaning Chlorine From Salt And A Car Battery

This Device From DARPA Makes Water-Cleaning Chlorine From Salt And A Car Battery

by Ben Schiller, Fast Company

Now retrofitted for civilian use, the Community Chlorine Maker makes enough chlorine to treat water for a whole village – We just need to get it to them

Mountain Safety Research’s Community Chlorine Maker (now on Indiegogo) was first developed at DARPA; it was standard issue for the Marine Corps for a time. But it’s taken new engineering and user experience design to make it a mainstream device, usable even by people with little education or training.

The camping light-size device can make enough chlorine to clean 200 liters of water in just five minutes. All villagers need is salt, water, and a decent car battery; the residue is a thick, white chlorine about an inch high.

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