PulseWater: micro-nano PEF Water Disinfection Technology

HKUST
Overview

A PulseWater micro-nano Pulsed Electric Field system with a coating that can quickly and efficiently to kill microorganisms in water.

  • PulseWater: micro-nano PEF Water Disinfection Technology
Commercialisation opportunities
Exclusive or non-exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

Clean drinking water supplies are considered a major public health concern, and waterborne diseases are still the leading cause of death. WHO reported diarrheal disease from unsafe water kills 1.5 million children each year and causes two billion cases of illness. However, current water disinfection technology often utilises toxic chemicals and UV to kill pathgens, and such technologies are also harmful to human.

Innovation
  • A portable device for point-of-use disinfection of water without using toxic UV and chemicals
Key impact
  • A portable device for point-of-use disinfection of water without using toxic UV and chemicals
  • Compatible with hard/soft water, and no change of taste and odor
  • Operate by low-input voltage
Award
  • Silver Medal by the 48th Geneva International Exhibition of Invention
Application
  • A portable device for point-of-use disinfection of water without using toxic UV and chemicals
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) (https://hkust.edu.hk/) is a world-class research intensive university that focuses on science, technology and business as well as humanities and social science. HKUST offers an international campus, and a holistic and interdisciplinary pedagogy to nurture well-rounded graduates with global vision, a strong entrepreneurial spirit and innovative thinking. Over 80% of our research work were rated “Internationally excellent” or “world leading” in the Research Assessment Exercise 2020 of Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee. We were ranked 3rd in Times Higher Education’s Young University Rankings 2022, and our graduates were ranked 23rd worldwide and among the best from universities from Asia in Global University Employability Survey 2021.

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