Overview of Innovator

SWOXID developed a gravitational solar-thermal water purifier, which filters and sterilizes contaminated water with sunlight. It does not require electricity, nor dosage of chemical agents to provide the sterilization effect. The technology is based on an innovative nanoporous aerogel composite membrane which - upon solar irradiation - is able to render contaminated water safe by removing and inactivating infectious disease-causing biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and worms. The SWOXID water purifier panel represents an economical and environmentally friendly option to improve global public health in line with the Sustainable Development Goal 6, especially disease prevention in developing countries.

Specialization Sector/s
Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
Country / HQ
South Africa