When you hear the term “Google Vassar Labs,” you might immediately think of a company that specializes in water purification. But what exactly is Google Vassar Labs? They are a team of scientists and engineers from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. They developed a wastewater filtration technology that won first place at a recent Google Pitch Fest in Switzerland. The innovative technology uses no membranes, chemicals, or water to clean wastewater.
The nanofiltration system focuses on removing sub-micron particles and metal oxides, and also removes most coliform bacteria. This technology also helps correct pH levels and desalinate water to some degree. It purifies water in five minutes and is powered by batteries, a hand crank, or even a small solar cell. And because it uses nanotechnology to purify water, it’s easy to take along with you.
In a nutshell, the latest advancements in water purification are the most efficient ways to treat wastewater. Unlike conventional filtration methods, nanotube-based technologies are more effective and efficient, and can reduce power costs. In addition, they eliminate the need for flushing filters. These technologies are a perfect example of how technology can transform the water sector for the better.