Solar water pasteurization is the most economical and safe way to eliminate pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc.) like cholera and salmonella from fresh water sources. If the temperature and time defined on the pasteurization chart shown below are achieved, the system is almost "goof proof" (Dr. Feachem, et. al. 1983).
Pasteurization is the process of choice for millions of gallons of milk, beer, wine, honey and many other beverages in the industrialized world.
The key to solar water pasteurization is to ensure that the water gets hot enough for long enough time. The AquaPak is a polyethylene solar water pasteurizer designed to achieve water temperature of 65 degrees Celsius which will reduce all pathogens by 99.999%.
The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) recognizes the pasteurization process...Details
2019 Water Treatment Testing Protocols, Evaluation Criteria, and Performance Classification by the WHO.
See WHO Results of the International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies.
Solar Pasteurization is the most effective way to kill pathogens in biologically contaminated water...
- Details by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (N.R.E.L.)
- NREL Weekly Highlight: for Solar Water Pasteurization and Water Disinfection in Developing Countries
AquaPak Key Advantages:
- Low cost
- Lightweight & portable
- Easy to use
- Purifies up to 10 liters per day
- No electricity or fuel required
- Provides hot safe water
- Provides its own storage container
AquaPak Article - Inexpensive Personal Solar Water Pasteurizer
Frequently Asked Questions
Procedure for Estimating the Performance of the AquaPak by Dale Andreatta
TEMPERATURE TIME CHART FOR SAFE WATER PASTEURIZATION