A water purifying device that can eliminate chlorine and lead is getting more attention.
The first prototypes of the new AquaDroid have made it into homes and office environments, but now a small team is working on a larger prototype.
The device uses electrolytes, like water, to charge up the batteries in the system, and the battery pack itself uses a micro-controller that’s powered by water.
The AquaDotroid is a $99 device that looks a lot like an old washing machine, but it’s made out of an ionic liquid called alkaline, which has been proven to remove chlorine and other harmful substances.
It can also run on solar power and charge a lithium battery.
It could be a game-changer for water purifiers.
The team behind AquaDOTron, a startup called AquaDora, claims the device can purify up to 15 percent of water in a house in as little as a few hours.
In the future, the team is planning to offer a full-size version that can purify up to 50 percent of the water in an area of an apartment.
That’s more than the EPA’s standard for protecting people from lead.
And since the AquaDots can charge up in less than 30 minutes, the device would be cheaper to manufacture than an existing water purging device.
“If you want to build a device for your home that can remove lead from your water supply, this is a perfect device,” said Mark Schramm, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer.
AquaDoto was founded in 2017 by Schramman, a former Microsoft engineer who started working at the company when he was working at IBM.
His startup is working with a team of scientists at NASA, including engineer Scott Kessels, who helped design the AquaFlux device, as well as others who worked on the device’s hardware.
The project has raised about $50,000, which will go toward manufacturing and testing.
Aqua-Dotroids are more powerful than most water purizers, but they still need batteries, and batteries can get expensive.
AquaPower, which is based in Palo Alto, California, uses batteries in an array of products, including a washing machine and an air purifier.
But AquaDota has the advantage of using alkaline electrolytes.
The company is working to reduce that cost and reduce the size of the batteries, according to a post on the Aqua-Power website.
If AquaDodeotrons do come to market, the AquaPower team is also looking at an underwater water purger that uses microprocessors instead of electrolytes to charge the batteries.
Schramms said the company is already testing out an underwater version of the AquaTron, which uses electrolysis to purify water.
“We’re working on that right now,” Schrams said.
He added that he’s not worried about the AquaBot being able to purifier a water system for decades.
“I think it’ll take at least five or 10 years to be ready,” he said.