Refudrinks

Problem: Refugees maybe missing daily nutrients, and may not have clean drinking water.

Solution: A bottle like water filter with an attached nutritional powder container.

Precedents

1. Brita water filter:  "Brita water filter has a double action

  • The activated carbon removes substances that may impair taste, such as chlorine and chlorine compounds (where present).
  • The ion exchange resin used reduces the carbonate hardness (limescale), accordingly softening tap water, and reduces metals, such as copper and lead, that can occur as a result of domestic installation.

It is noted that BRITA cartridge is not designed to remove fluoride. While naturally occurring fluoride is present in fresh water, some cities and water companies add sodium fluoride or hydrofluorosilicic acid to their water." (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brita)

           Brita Water Filter

           Brita Water Filter

2. Herbalife meal replacement powder:  Herbalife is a supplement company with products for overall health. The ingredients may include protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and, in some cases, caffeine. There are four elements to quick-start: Formulas 1, 2 and 3 and Herbal Tea Concentrate. (from https://www.dietspotlight.com/herbalife-review)

 

                                        Herbalife Healthy Meal

                                        Herbalife Healthy Meal

                                                 Ingredients of Brita Healthy Meal.

                                                 Ingredients of Brita Healthy Meal.

 

First prototype:

     Our first prototype is made of a bottle that is 20cm tall (including the powder container 5cm tall) * 9 cm * 9cm , (Weight) 300g. It is easy carried, and can hold 1.5L water at once. It has a plug-in powder container with its own cover, which can also be carried separately. Users can collect rain, snow, lake and River water. Our design does not support salt water use, yet.  Volume of bottle could be changed depending on different needs. The nutritional powder easily dissolves at room temperature. Nutritional ingredients could be different depending on regional needs and personal dietary needs. The basic ingredients could be similar to  Herbalife meal replacement powder. The powder could be saved in the different compartment for a long period.

Diagram of our first prototype

Body parts of the water filter

Water filter

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Opening of the water filter

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Filter part

For our second prototype we will be more intentional with the aesthetics of our design, select a better material, and make our invention more efficient.