LifeStraw – make contaminated water safe

Award-winning LifeStraw technology was originally introduced in 2005 as an emergency response tool to filter water contaminated following natural disasters.

The LifeStraw team is committed to redefining the safe drinking water space through technology innovation and product quality and design. In doing so, our work is driving sustainable access to safe drinking water by engaging governments, donors, and individual consumers to understand the problem and become an active part of the solution.

How does the LifeStraw work?
The LifeStraw uses hollow fibre micro filtration to mechanically remove contaminants down to 0.2 microns. Imagine really small tubes with even smaller pores that trap contaminants, but allow water to flow through. You can stick the LifeStraw directly into a river, lake, stream or other open, fresh water source and drink water directly from the straw! This means that dirty water goes into the LifeStraw, microorganisms are physically removed and safe drinking water comes out.

All LifeStraw products do not use chemicals, do not require pumping and do not require any energy input (like batteries).


This information comes from the website of LifeStraw.

Innovation Sector:Health
Country: United States
Innovation Status: In practice today
External Weblink:http://lifestraw.com
External Videolink:https://vimeo.com/161201494