Updated May 24, 2019
We design highly cost-effective off the grid water filtration solutions which are tailor-made to meet the needs of millions around the globe living at and below the poverty line. Our products are designed to empower the end users by improving their health and financial security.https://pakvitae.wordpress.com/
2.1B across the globe lack access to clean drinking water. Every 90 second, a child dies only due to diarrhea. Every day, 32B USD are spent on health care due to WASH globally. 40% of the sub-continent will face water scarcity by 2025. Only in Pakistan, more than 500,00 children die every year due to water borne diseases.
Despite of all the technological advancement in last 2 decades, we are still unable to solve this issue due to 2 major reasons, inaccessibility and unaffordability.
Our lifetime affordable, portable, off-grid filters that can purify water to 99.9999%. The company is currently working with Govt, NGOs, defense forces, institutes, and micro-entrepreneurs to bring clean affordable water to the people.
According to our very conservative and preliminary calculations, each home filter can save 7.2 tons of CO2 from going into the environment. With a filtration capacity of 400,000L, each home filter can save energy to power 10 houses in remote communities.
The existing solutions
based on hollow fiber membrane are simple (not hydrophobic/hydrophilic), single
skinned, slow, and high-pressure requirement based. The modifications made by
PakVitae have made manufacturing process 7.78 times faster than the currently
used high-tech spinning system (used by Toyobo Japan, 1 of the top hollow
fiber manufacturing facilities).
The surface area of these membranes developed by PakVitae is 1000 times more than the conventional spiral wound. This enables the membrane to operate under very low pressures (zero head filtration).
Compared to competitive international products such as LifeStraw, Sawyer, LifeSaver, survival max, etc. PakVitae technology is around 10 times cheaper w.r.t production, 3 times faster, and has 2-5 times more capacity. Another unique factor is the antimicrobial filter body and membrane with intrinsic property which does not allow the bacterial growth on the filter or membrane’s clean side.
|New Implemented Countries||Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, India, Somalia, Sierra Leone|
|Recruit||2 water experts, 3 chemists, 2 person for documentation, 1 economist, 1 finance expert, 3 HR personnel, 2 Manager, 4 assistants, 3 board members, 2 advisers, quality assurance and evaluation (out-source), 3 external evaporators, 30 volunteers, MEP team (out-source)|
|New Feature||off-grid water filtration and bottling facility with solar power to filter 15,000 Liters of water daily for 3 years ($10,000) for micro-entrepreneurs|