Aqua Research develops innovative water treatment technologies that meet the extreme needs within developing countries and provides sustainable water purification to outdoor enthusiasts, travelers, emergency preppers, first responders, Peace Corps, and the military. Aqua Research also provides consulting services for innovative state-of-the-art technologies. For these consulting services, we collaborate with other water technology partners as appropriate to ensure that client’s needs are met. Our expertise primarily resides in electrolytic technologies that produce disinfectants from common salt to a variety of water filtration technologies.
As a company driven by a passion to provide a sustainable water treatment solution to those who need it most, Aqua Research set out to create the world’s best personal water purifier – the smallest, easiest, and most cost-effective water treatment solution for developing countries. The H2gO Purifier will treat about 40 liters (10 gallons) of water per day with only one battery charge per week, for a YEARLY cost of 50 cents for salt. Our initial product, the H2gO Purifier has unmatched capabilities in a compact, lightweight package. In keeping with our mission to provide the means for clean, safe drinking water, we continue to develop water purification products to benefit both developed and developing nations.
Our STREAM Disinfectant Generator is designed to treat up to 240,000 liters (60,000 gallons per day) for hospitals, orphanages, schools, and small communities in both normal and disaster settings. The STREAM operates on a variety of power sources including 110/220 VAC, and 12 volts DC from a car battery or solar panel. The unit is very robust and comes in a hard plastic waterproof case about the size of a briefcase.
We continue to work on commercializing electrolytic devices that are simpler and lower cost so they can be deployed in the lowest economic settings.
Why Do We Need Sustainable Water Purification Solutions?
- 3.3 million people die each year from water-related health problems. 
- Half the hospital beds in the poorest countries are filled with patients with water-related diseases. 
- Women in developing countries walk an average of 3.7 miles to get water, then often carry 50 lbs or more of water on their backs. 
- Poor people living in the slums often pay 5-10 times more for water than wealthy people living in the same city. 
1“Water: Our Thirsty World,” National Geographic, April 2010.
2“For Want of a Drink: A special report on water,” The Economist, May 22, 2010.
3 Water Facts,” water.org. http://water.org/learn-about-the-water-crisis/facts