Kopo is a design and engineering firm whose are developing the Kopo Can to provide a portable and affordable water purification device that can be used where clean water access is limited throughout the globe.
To address the problems of water purification and transport in this setting, they are developing the Kopo container. Using solar disinfection with specific materials and geometry, the Kopo container purifies river water to WHO drinking water standards by just sitting for 6 hours in direct sunlight. A spout is antimicrobial to protect the water after it is purified, preventing bacteria from being introduced by people or animal touching the spout.
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