NASA Spinoff Database: An Innovation for Global Clean Water (rain water filtration)

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 1995
Reference Number: JSC-SO-152
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Space Shuttle Orbiter Water Purification System

The Vector Group of Companies has a sublicense and is producing the DIAMOND RAIN Water Purification System for developing countries. The DIAMOND RAIN system is modular and sized for single households to small communities. It employs multiple filtration: first, it captures suspended particles, then it absorbs organic molecules in its granular activated carbon filter. The system's Microbial Destruction Unit kills pathogenic microbial organisms, then the water passes through post-filters and is routed to a storage tank.

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