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Nanotech tea bag creates safe drinking water instantly, for less than a penny

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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:01 PM
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Nanotech tea bag creates safe drinking water instantly,
for less than a penny






A new "tea bag" uses nano-fibers to suck contaminants and
bacteria out of water, providing a desperately-needed, cheap solution
for the billions of people without clean drinking water.

To use the device, a person simply has to place the bag in the neck
of a water bottle, and the bag cleans the water as he or she drinks.
A single bag can filter up to a liter of even the most heavily polluted
water. The bags are thrown away once used.


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WOW!!! Just think of how this could have helped disaster
areas like Katrina, or Haiti or even Pakistan.

it could even be used by military in rugged terrain.

Also, think of how much money could have been saved
from shipping all those truck loads of bottled water
to a region. Just ship some bottle and lots of filter
bags.

Also survivalist or hikers or campers. Here's ya a hot
new item. Potable drinking water from just about any
source whether it's polluted or not.

No more carrying around gallons and gallons of drinking
water. Just take your bottle and some filters.

[edit on 21-8-2010 by boondock-saint]




posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:25 PM
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It will more than likely be made public, only after the military gets done making devastating weapons of mass destruction out of Nano-Technology, and they will eventually regret doing so since it can easily wipe out an entire civilization.


Originally posted by boondock-saint
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WOW!!! Just think of how this could have helped disaster
areas like Katrina, or Haiti or even Pakistan.

it could even be used by military in rugged terrain.



They're much more interested in weaponizing technologies that could end many of world dependencies. Just watch, you'll see. But hope that they don't test it.

Military + Nano-Technology = Destructive mix. Look what resulted from Nuclear Energy.

[edit on 21-8-2010 by QuantumDeath]



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:41 PM
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Wow S&F OP! , I wonder if this hits the consumer market if it's going to be like a "britta" equivalent or more or less expensive? Either way a must for any bug out bag.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 05:47 PM
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Originally posted by Solar.Absolution
Wow S&F OP! , I wonder if this hits the consumer market if it's going to be like a "britta" equivalent or more or less expensive? Either way a must for any bug out bag.

yep, it seems we're thinking alike

a must have for a bug out bag


but speaking of commercial marketing,
I could see this item in the camping
section of most retail venues.
Oh and don't forget the extra bags


Who would have thought of this type system
to use a filter in ur bottle, basically like a
coffee pot filter for your coffee, lol

genius at work here, lol



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 07:22 PM
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This is wonderful exciting news! Now these are the types of scientific advances I love to hear about.

I anticipate this type of tech (nanotech) exploding on our world like PCs did what, twenty yrs ago? And making a huge difference.

Of course both positive and military.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 08:31 PM
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It can't remove fluoride so it's pretty useless to me.

Call me when someone invents a portable water bottle that distills the water.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 01:26 AM
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So, after this is throw out we have pollutant-laced nano-fibers to worry about? And since they are disposable after only one use, that is a lot of waste... I still have yet to see conclusive evidence that nano-technology is not harmful to our bodies; and how are we guaranteed that these nano-fibers don't sneak out of the bag and end up in the water itself? After all, "nano" is pretty damn tiny.

NEXUS



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 07:19 AM
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Originally posted by The Sword
It can't remove fluoride so it's pretty useless to me.

well u also have to think where you would (most likely)
be using this type system. Getting your water from
a stream or a pond, ur not gonna have fluoride
in that water.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:05 PM
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It seems it will help third world countries, but what you have to consider is what if they decide to overprice the filter?



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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I think the biggest potential risk here is cost. If these are too expensive then people will be tempted to try to use tham more than once - and therefore make them useless.

The parallel of baby milk (formula) in the 3rd world is so obvious - because its expensive people mix less powder with the water and it has a detrimental rather than positive effect. That's when you can get clean water to use the mix in the first place.

Sometimes well meaning advances in technology can have huge impact in the wrong direction!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:34 AM
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Originally posted by jellyman1991
It seems it will help third world countries, but what you have to consider is what if they decide to overprice the filter?

then a competing rival will make it
cheaper and let the original owner
hang himself. Free market and all



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:38 AM
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Originally posted by Silk
I think the biggest potential risk here is cost. If these are too expensive then people will be tempted to try to use tham more than once - and therefore make them useless.

well they are predicting the cost of 1 filter will
be about half of a penny. Meaning 2 filters
equals 1 cent. That is about the cost of coffee
filters.

The cost of a liter of bottled water is well
over a dollar.

I would say that is very cost effective.



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