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WATER SECURITY CORPORATION FAQ and BACKGROUNDER

Founded in 2005, Water Security Corporation (WSC) develops water purification technology for consumer Point-of-Use and Point-of-Entry applications.  Based on iodine, this technology which was originally developed for NASA, is exceptionally safe, reliable, and user friendly.  WSC R&D has focused on advancing and productizing iodinated resin technology for affordable and practical home use in consumer products worldwide. WSC technology is Space Certified and our partners are eligible to use the 'space certified logo' in their merchandising of WSC based products..

FAQ's

  1. What is the scope of WSC technology?
  2. To what extent does it treat bacteria, viruses and cysts?
  3. What are the main end-user benefits?
  4. What are the health considerations of using the WSC technology?
  5. How are the functionality and benefits of WSC technology proven?
  6. Is the WSC IP protected?

FAQ's Q & A

1. What is the scope of the technology?

The WSC technology is chemical purification based on iodinated resin. It was developed under contract to NASA who has used it on the Space Shuttle and International Space Station for nearly 30 years because it is extremely reliable, effective and safe. WSC owns the rights to the technology used by NASA and has enhanced the technology with our proprietary Intellectual Property and application know-how to provide practical and affordable home water purification for billions of people worldwide. Key components of WSC technology include MCV®, Iodosorb®, and patented filter design techniques for effective and efficient application of our technologies. MCV® kills pathogens in drinking water and Iodosorb® removes all remaining species of iodine to deliver healthful and good tasting drinking water. WSC technology scales cost-effectively from small personal devices to systems which can supply the needs of hundreds of people.


2. To what extent does it treat bacteria, viruses and cysts?

Water Security Corporation's purification technology can provide extremely large reductions of viruses and bacteria to produce healthful drinking water.  The design of the water purifier using WSC's technology determines the amount of pathogen reduction achieved.  While the specifications for the Log reduction level of pathogens for healthful drinking water may vary across the world, WSC’s technology effectively scales and can meet a wide range of requirements. Our technology can meet and exceed the US EPA suggested standards of a reduction by 6 Log of bacteria, 4 Log of viruses, and 3 Log of cysts. Typically cysts are most cost-effectively removed with standard, off-the-shelf Cyst Rated Absolute filters, while WSC's technology is focused on the critical task of eradicating bacteria and viruses.


3. What are the main end-user benefits?

Affordable – Both the purchase cost of purification devices and the cost/liter of product water are competitive and very affordable by consumers. The affordability also scales from individual devices to systems that can supply the needs of 100’s of people.

Reliable – Relative to electrical and mechanical technologies (RO, UV, UF, etc), iodinated resin disinfection technology, inherently, has relatively few points of failure, and the microbiological performance can be simply and easily verified by the user.  Iodine is recognized by the EPA as an effective disinfectant for drinking water.

Ease of Use – Effective for gravity flow storage water purifiers, its operation is not dependent upon electricity or pressurization, and is easy and simple to use by consumers.

Safe – No highly reactive chemicals such as chlorine & bromine are used. No micro-biologically active waste is created. It is safe for NASA and safe for the home consumer.


4. What are the health considerations of using the WSC technology?

Based on independent laboratory studies, no harmful by-products have been detected after water purification treatment is done using the WSC prescribed application of its technologies. The WSC iodine based water treatment combined with our patented technology which removes any residual iodine species provides highly reliable and predictable disinfection and production of healthful water.


5. How are the functionality and benefits of WSC technology proven?

Portions of the technology have been used by NASA for nearly 30 years.  Over 800 WSC village Discovery Systems are installed and operating successfully in Mexico. Additionally, a low cost, individual home kitchen product is being marketed and shipped in India by Eureka Forbes. The iodinated resin used is certified by the US EPA. All components provided by WSC in contact with the product's water are NSF certified. Purification devices are tested by the WSC laboratory as well as Independent certified labs and customer labs.


6. Is the WSC IP protected?

Yes, WSC owns patents and has additional patent applications filed to protect the proprietary technology development by WSC.

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