Guns have always been associated with destruction, but Kristin McGeorge has given it a whole new meaning. The designer has come up with a water filtration system that will be just perfect for developing countries facing shortage of clean drinking water. Christened the LifeGun, it will not only serve clean water but will also help improve the life of millions of individuals all across the globe. The design is simple and will be a perfect for low income societies that cannot bear heavy expenses demanded by water purification and filtration systems.
Clean water is an important solution to prevent and cure water-borne diseases. The easy to use LifeGun comes with an internal filtration system, comprised of a layer of ceramic shell, to support sub micron water filtration. The ceramic layer brings down the count of cysts, bacteria, fine particulate material as well as turbidity to purify the water, while contaminants can be removed with the help of regular cleaning to prevent any kind of unhygienic conditions. Further, Volatile organic compounds are confiscated with the help of a carbon core that not only improves the taste but the odor and color of water as well. Moreover, the water is treated externally that makes good use of natural sunlight. This makes sure that contaminated water causing cholera gets treated with the help of SODIS treatments, bleach treatments and Aquatabs along with sunlight.
LifeGun will let the user extract, filter and bottle water directly from the source. The design features a piston styled pump that the user can operate manually. This pump lets the user draw water easily through a filter column to store it in a PET bottle, fixed at the end of housing, where the filtered water is channeled through a valve. PET bottles are found just everywhere and the designer has used it sensibly with the water filtration system. The LifeGun has a built-in universal fitment for these bottles, which can be used to collected clean water, making sure that no additional container is required to store water. If you want to collect or pump water in a bucket rather than a bottle, you can mount a threaded adapter to the valve instead of a bottle. The whole mechanism of the filtration system is as simple as kids and even elderly can use it with minimum fuss.
The LifeGun is an innovative creation, which is not only useful for regular users, but also for campers and hikers to make sure that they have clean water at their dispose all the time to keep them up and going. It will definitely improve the quality of life in developing nations, while keeping the water borne diseases at bay.