New water purifier purges germs with power of the sun
[Jan 23, 2022: Patrick Hearn]
The GoSun Flow includes everything the user needs including a faucet, pump, filter, power bank, and solar panels. (CREDIT: GoSun)
In the modern, hygiene-conscious world, it can (ironically) be difficult to find a hand sanitizer for quick cleaning on the go, and it’s not always possible to find a sink to wash your hands. GoSun presents a solution with GoSun Flow, a portable solar-powered water purifier and sanitation system. The Flow is small enough to fit inside of a backpack and uses solar power to filter out 99.99% of pathogens from water — including the coronavirus. GoSun says it can kill the coronavirus, but it’s not really clear that its spread via water is an issue. According to the CDC, COVID-19 has not yet been detected in drinking water.
The GoSun Flow is built to be a portable handwashing station, shower, source of drinking water, and more. The all-in-one unit includes everything the user needs including a faucet, pump, filter, power bank, and solar panels. The GoSun Flow can also be powered via a USB outlet.
Although the uses for the GoSun Flow are immediately apparent with regard to the coronavirus, it can also be used by avid hikers and campers. Anyone that spends a lot of time hiking just assumes that showers will be few or far between (or worse, cold!), but that doesn’t have to be the case. The GoSun Flow has applications for long-haul hikers like those on the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Coast Trail. Who says you have to stink after walking several thousand miles?
According to the creators, the GoSun Flow can purify a liter of water in about one minute. The base-level tier includes the GoSun Flow including a faucet and sink for $299.
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The GoSun Fusion + Shower Kit bundle includes solar heating and a solar oven for $999. Use the Fusion and Flow Pro to produce hot solar showers in just 30 minutes - all with the Sun! This package also comes with a Power 144 and 12V submersion heater for use day or night, indoors or outdoors.
The Solar Kitchen Pro costs $1,999 and meets all of your off-grid needs with comfort, reliability, and performance: Cook, Refrigerate, Purify water and set up a sink or shower, Brew coffee, Charge devices, and Re-charge with a Solar Table. This bundle comes with a GoSun Table 60, Power 266, Power 144, Chill, Fusion Pro, Flow Pro, and Brew.
The GoSun Flow is packed with impressive technology and a multi-stage filter that provides clean, drinkable water in next to no time at all. The filter uses an electropositive charge generated by nanoalumina fibers to clean pathogens from the water. It doesn’t require cleaning, but will last for up to 1,000 liters. In a world where personal hygiene has taken on increased importance, access to clean water on the go can help you keep your hands cleaner at all times.
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