Along with the recent edition of AOL Rise, GearFlogger fills its readers in on the functionality of Wisconsin Pharmacal’s Potable Aqua PURE, a product licensed by Aqua Research, LLC.
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Wisconsin Pharmacal Company’s Potable Aqua PURE, powered by Aqua Research technology, becomes a featured devise on AOL Rise as part the best new camping and hiking tech of the summer in the July 21, 2015 episode.
Wisconsin Pharmacal Company’s Potable Aqua PURE, powered by Aqua Research technology, now available in retail stores nationwide
ALBUQUERQUE, NM– June 24, 2015—Water purification devices using the technology Aqua Research licensed to Wisconsin Pharmacal Company are now being distributed exclusively under the Potable Aqua® brand in the United States. The water purification technology developed by Aqua Research LLC provides a compact, convenient, durable and cost-effective way to ensure that, no matter where they are, if people have access to fresh water, they have access to safe water. Whether you are an avid hiker who does back country treks, a soldier on deployment in a remote region, or a part of a family living in an area temporarily or permanently without a safe water source, having access to pure water can be problematic. More than 3.3 million people each year die of water-related illnesses
Aqua Research has a mission to provide safe drinking water to anyone anywhere. In addition to the distribution agreement with Wisconsin Pharmacal Company, Aqua Research markets its H2gO™ Purifier to water safety and disaster relief non-profit organizations (NGOs) around the world and is developing distribution channels for outdoor and military applications outside the US in Mexico and Canada, as well as in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia
The Potable Aqua PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier from Wisconsin Pharmacal Company and Aqua Research’s own H2gO Purifier, use patented Aqua Research technology to purify up to 20 liters of water at a time using nothing but water and salt. The devices use electricity from an internal battery to create a powerful disinfectant that kills 99.9 percent of all organisms without the need to pre-filter or pump. Fresh water treated with this disinfectant is safe from contamination by viruses, bacteria, Giardia and Cryptosporidium.
“It’s been a number of years since we’ve released a new item under the Potable Aqua brand because we wanted something with true stand-out technology that would live up to the Potable Aqua name,” said Andrew Wundrock, VP of Sales and Marketing for Wisconsin Pharmacal Company. “The Aqua Research technology that powers our PA PURE device is just that. It is completely sustainable and requires no replacement parts throughout its 60,000 liter lifetime.”*
“Wisconsin Pharmacal Company has been an outstanding company to work with,” said Rodney Herrington, president and CEO of Aqua Research. “They share our passion for providing the highest quality health and safety products. Their outstanding distribution channels will ensure that anyone in the US who wants the security of safe drinking water for recreation or for daily living will have access to our technology.” The award-winning PA PURE is available at REI, Sports Chalet and Bass Pro Shops nationwide. To learn more about the PA PURE device and to purchase online within the US, visit www.potableaqua.com.
About Wisconsin Pharmacal Company
Wisconsin Pharmacal is a world leader in outdoor health and safety products. Wisconsin Pharmacal’s complete brand portfolio includes Potable Aqua® water purification tablets, Potable Aqua PURE™, Coleman® insect repellents, Coleman® first aid kits, StingEze® insect bite relief products, BAITMATE® fish attractants, and Atwater Carey® Insect Shield® treated nets and screens. Additional information about Wisconsin Pharmacal can be obtained by calling 1-800-558-6614 or by visiting www.pharmacalway.com.
About Aqua Research
Aqua Research’s mission is to provide safe water for anyone anywhere. The company works closely with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to deliver water purification technology to populations that need it for emergency relief or long-term access to safe water. The company’s first product, the H2gO Purifier, provides a convenient, durable and cost-effective way for individuals and small families to purify up to 20 liters of water at a time—with a lifetime capacity of 60,000 liters or more. For more information on Aqua Research, including opportunities for NGO relationships, or quantity orders and distribution outside the US, call (505) 414-3929 or visit www.aquaresearchllc.com.
*Volumes are based on a standard single dose in alignment with the EPA Guide Standard & Protocol for Testing Microbiological Purifiers. Treating for protozoa may require dosing in excess of the standard, and may reduce the total volume of water that can be treated on one battery charge.
H2gO is a trademark of Aqua Research LLC.
Potable Aqua is a registered trademark and Portable Aqua PURE is a trademark of Wisconsin Pharmacal Company.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
It was a pleasure for Aqua Research to host Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Department Secretary Jon Barela at the Bio Science Center on June 15 for the signing of the New Mexico Angels Tax Credit Extension Bill. Every one of my New Mexico investors told me that the investment tax credit was extra incentive to invest in promising New Mexico start-ups like ours. Not only does it help entrepreneurs with great ideas to develop new technologies and market opportunities, but it also has an early ripple effect into the community. While we only have 5 employees at right now, we also hire a significant number of contractors who help us with specific projects, or local vendors who supply or make parts for our development projects, which allowed us to bring our H2gO Purifier to market more quickly. The H2gO Purifier is an example of the kinds of outstanding products that entrepreneurs in New Mexico are creating with the help of local investors.
Delivering supplies to disaster victims entails compassion, innovation and courage. Moving food and H2gO Purification devices to Nepalese in some of the most remote areas of the country, Operation Blessing VP David Darg and his team had to leave the main truck, most of the supplies and most of the water behind as they forged ahead. Relying on local water sources, relief workers and villages shared water purified using H2gO and the few supplies available when they first reached the village, and all were spared suffering water borne illnesses as they worked to return village life to near normal.
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Our NGO partner, Operation Blessing, has chartered helicopters to get relief supplies in hard to reach villages in the mountains of Nepal. We also just heard there was a major 7.3 aftershock.
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Aqua Research is working with Operation Blessing International of Virginia Beach, Virginia to get H2gO Purifiers on the ground in Nepal. Several are already on the scene and more are being shipped as the relief effort gets under way. The following video describes the situation. However, Operation Blessing reports that their people are on the ground now in Nepal.
Make a donation for this Nepal Earthquake Relief Campaign
You may make a donation via our Aqua Research Paypal account by clicking the donate button below or call our Service number at (505) 414-3929
Or, to support the Operation blessing Nepal Relief Effort please visit the Operation Blessing donation page, call them at (800) 730-2537, or mail a check made out to OBI with “H2gO Purifiers for Nepal” designated on the check to:
Operation Blessing International
P.O. Box 2636
Virginia Beach, VA 23450
Your contribution is greatly appreciated to help improve drinking water quality for those in disaster settings or poor economic conditions. However, we are unable to support delivery of these purifiers to specific persons, locations, or countries. We will deliver the purifiers to those in most need where the logistics are favorable to ensure they get to where they are needed to help alleviate suffering. Thanks again for your support!
We are working on one last issue to improve production yield. The first 10 proof systems will be delivered within the next few days. We will issue a new post with photos when the first units arrive. For those who ordered T-shirts, you should have received them by now. We appreciate your patience as we get in to production. Thanks,
We are in the tooling development cycle with the manufacturer. Attached are three photos. We first received the clear plastic parts so that we could see internal details. After some changes, they shot the black parts and welded them together. The initial parts will be tan, but black was quickly available in the material we specified. We then did some drop tests and load tests. The second photo called foot test was a two hundred pound colleague. He then suggested we do a “real” test. See the last photo. We drove the car on to the device. There was no damage from this test. We are confident that it will pass the US Military required load test of 300 pounds.
The next step is production of the complete operating unit with electronics, battery, solar panel, etc. We have issued a purchase order for 10 of these. When we get those in 2 to 3 weeks, we will operational test them. If everything looks okay, we will order the first 1,000 units. It will be late August at best, but more likely September. We appreciate your patience with the schedule, but we are confident we are building a solid product.