Updated Mar 30, 2019

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SaferEx purifies unsafe borehole or river water and makes it safe for drinking,hygiene, and sanitation uses to prevent waterborne diseases by multi-action disinfection,coagulation,sedimentation,and clarification in a single process and application.

SaferEx safely treats contaminated water by mainly physical and chemical reactions/means and most of the reactions are reversible as most sediments can be dissolved back totally into the water solution to give the previous colour appearance and some properties. It can be used both in; (A) Simple water containers/vessels for household and small scale water treatment. (B) Installed water treatmen...
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SaferEx safely treats contaminated water by mainly physical and chemical reactions/means and most of the reactions are reversible as most sediments can be dissolved back totally into the water solution to give the previous colour appearance and some properties. It can be used both in; (A) Simple water containers/vessels for household and small scale water treatment. (B) Installed water treatment medium and large scale facility When added and mixed with the unsafe water to be treated in a container; (1). It disinfects the water by disinfecting/killing the harmful microbes/pathogens. (2). Coagulates (gather) physicochemical and organic contaminants in the water solution. (3). Sediments contaminants; suspended particles, metals (Iron, Manganese, Calcium, etc), salts and other impurities to the bottom. (4). Clarifies the water by removing colour, odour, taste, Fluoride, Nitrate, and impurities. (5). Keeps the sediments at the bottom of the container for easy decantation and/or filtration. GIE Link: https://www.globalinnovationexchange.org/innovation/saferex-multi-action-water-purifier
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Stage 5: Scaling

SaferEx has passed user experience tests and iterations as it is already in use in Nigeria, South Africa and Botswana. The Botswana Water Utilities Corporation, after over six months tests with two river water samples, gave preliminary approval.
Registered in Nigeriain Nigeria

Focus Areas:

Health, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Economic Growth and Trade and 1 MoreSEE ALL

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Implemented In:

Nigeria, Botswana and South Africa

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10,000
Lives Impacted to Date
3
Countries Implemented In
500
Customers
15
Employees
$13,000
Funds Raised to Date

Problem

SaferEx addresses the problem of drinking or use of contaminated borehole/well/river water in urban and rural Nigeria and beyond. It gives easy and efficient purification that eliminates waterborne diseases/sicknesses, deaths, high medical bills, high expenses associated with the use of hard and staining water, and high costs of water purification for users.

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Solution

SaferEx - Water Purifier is a multi-action safe liquid that purifies contaminated borehole/well water,makes it safe for drinking,hygiene and sanitation uses. It efficiently purifies water;disinfects/kills pathogens,sediments particles,heavy metal ions and salts,on single application, by simple mixing with the water (e.g.5ml:20-litre water),allowing 1-3 hours,and simply decanting/filtering the safe water (small/medium scale). It is formulated from regular water treatment chemical raw materials.

Target Beneficiaries

Over 65 million Nigerians need this solution and about 45 million of them who battle with unsafe borehole/well water are in the Southern part of Nigeria,my target market,where such water contamination is alarming as analyzed to contain pathogens,metals and salts. At WHO/UNICEF critical threshold of 20-litre water per person per day, about 30 million are expected to pay $0.01/5ml/20-litre water/day (~N3 /5ml at $2(N600)/litre SaferEx). It is replicable in other countries and already in Botswana.

Mission and Vision

The prevalence of waterborne diseases, sicknesses and deaths from intake and use of unsafe borehole water recorded everyday (ref:Wateraid) makes this an important problem. SaferEx makes the world better by providing clean and safe water for drinking,sanitation and hygiene uses to save lives, prevent waterborne diseases/sicknesses which are very important in our world today, especially in developing countries which impacts other parts of the world. So we do more than saving a minute or dollar.

Competitive Advantage

SaferEx - Multi-action Water Purifier is a multi-action liquid solution that purifies (disinfects, coagulates, sediments, clarifies and adjusts pH) unsafe borehole/well water in "a single application and unit process" using available buckets, containers/tanks, etc and does not require sophisticated equipment. When compared with other solutions that are specific in action and expensive when combined to achieve what SaferEx does. Others solutions are; (1). Waterguard, WaterCare, etc (Sodium Hypochlorite based water disinfectant) - which only disinfects the unsafe water (2). Hypo/Bleach (Sodium Hypochlorite/Chlorine based disinfectant) - which only disinfects the unsafe water. (3). Aluminum Sulphate (Alum) flakes - which sediments only particles and impurities. (4). Various Filters - which remove impurities/particles of specific sizes. (5). Mini Water treatment plant - which is expensive, involves many stage processes and treatment chemicals and therefore affordable by the rich.

Planned Goals and Milestones

We have partnered with two entrepreneurs from Botswana and South Africa to incorporate a Limited Liability company in Botswana, Macjames Stubhub Solutions (Pty) Limited to be able to serve the Botswana Water Utilities Corporation and South African market. In Nigeria, We have made presentations to the Federal Ministry of Water Resources and other corporate organizations that will take SaferEx solution to villages and places where unsafe and pathogenic water is causing waterborne diseases/deaths.
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted1,000,000
New Implemented CountriesBotswana, Nigeria, South Africa
Recruit3 Management; 3 marketing; 4 Production; 2 Accounts and Admin; 3 Sales
New FeatureDisinfects, coagulates, sediments, clarifies, unsafe water and also removing colour, odour. taste, Fluoride, Iron, Manganese, etc in a single application and unit process.

The Team Behind the Innovation

1. Mr CHINENYE JUSTIN NWAOGWUGWU, Founder/Managing Director, A graduate and a registered Chemical Engineer with over 15 years work and entrepreneurial experiences and pieces of training in household-industrial chemical formulation and manufacturing. 2. MR. SAMUEL I. NWANOSIKE (Youth) Head of Marketing with over 5 years of works experiences in marketing and sales. 3. Ms PRINCESS A. UWANAMODO (female) – Company Secretary with B.A in Mass Communication with experiences in secretarial.

EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN AND YOUTH

Milestone

Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Mar 2019
Lives Impacted
10,000
Jul 2018
New Country Implemented In
South Africa
Dec 2016
Jun 2016
New Country Implemented In
Botswana
Jan 2015
New Country Implemented In
Nigeria

Supporting Materials

TDS-for-SaferEx-Multiaction-Water-Purifier-New.pdf
MSDS-for-SaferEx-Multiaction-Water-Purifier.pdf
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