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Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Stericard water purification on 03/01/2013 17:28:30 MST Print View

Does anyone know anything about this?

Very light and small; will supposedly purify any liquid at a rate of 15 minutes per liter and runs off a 9 volt battery.

www.biophysica.com/stericard.html

Fg

Edited by T.L. on 03/01/2013 17:45:36 MST.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Re: Stericard water purification on 03/01/2013 17:53:31 MST Print View

I like the "I made it myself" look. It's a new one on me.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Stericard water purification on 03/01/2013 18:00:39 MST Print View

Interesting, but the Steripen is a lot nicer looking -- and it treats a quart or liter of water in 90 seconds instead of 15 minutes.

Edited by ben2world on 03/01/2013 18:01:53 MST.

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F - M

Locale: Northern California
Re: Stericard water purification on 03/01/2013 18:10:52 MST Print View

I'd need to review which particular sacred invocations they used to properly determine efficacy. Often a call to Yog-Sothoth is used, resulting in unexpected complications.





/ Why yes, it did peg my "woo" meter.

Edited by requiem on 03/01/2013 18:14:06 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
I made it myself on 03/01/2013 18:26:32 MST Print View

Apparently there's a more finished product.Gh

Raymond Estrella
(rayestrella) - MLife

Locale: Northern Minnesota
Stericard water purification on 03/01/2013 18:42:22 MST Print View

Jennifer could obviously use this at the opera. It only works with wine glasses...

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
Re: I made it myself on 03/01/2013 18:44:22 MST Print View

It's 1 ounce

If uses UV light and also has a Silver anode

"Provides long-lasting residual antimicrobial potency in the treated water for many months because ions and Zeta Potential do not evaporate"

hmmm... my B.S. alarm is going off

I wonder if it's really effective?

15 minues for 1 liter - that's a lot better than chlorine tablets - I could work with that

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Re: I made it myself on 03/01/2013 18:46:17 MST Print View

Card looks kind of wide. Will it fit through a wide-mouthed Nalgene or similar?

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: I made it myself on 03/01/2013 18:51:41 MST Print View

Dunno, but if this is legitimate technology and the battery lasts a respectable length of time, there could be some neat stuff in the future.

Although it didn't fully go off, my B.S. meter did register a tremor.

Jeremy B.
(requiem) - F - M

Locale: Northern California
Re: Re: Re: Re: I made it myself on 03/01/2013 20:06:11 MST Print View

Really? I figured the "Sacred geometry, crystal and invocations for protection" bullet was a pretty strong giveaway.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: I made it myself on 03/01/2013 20:23:01 MST Print View

LOL. Missed that line.

Nick Larsen
(stingray4540) - F

Locale: South Bay
Re: Stericard water purification on 03/01/2013 20:30:17 MST Print View

Might be convenient if mounted to a water bladder? Just fill bladder and wait 15 before drinking.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Re: Stericard water purification on 03/02/2013 00:29:21 MST Print View

Absolutely fascinating... :-)

My thoughts on reading their web site:

They claim it is a 'purifier' but do not quote any EPA approval number, which is needed before they can use that word in the USA. They can get away with this because they are located in Canada. If they were located in the USA they would be in court, fast.

The blue light you can see is purely for appearances: it is really a blue LED and has zero purification properties.

Is there a 'powerful ultra-short wave UV light' on the unit? I doubt it very much. The only UV-C LEDs I know off have about 1% of the required output power and cost about $200 each. OK, ballpark figures.

Ooh, big scientific words: Zeta potential. However, this is a scientific term for electrokinetic potential in colloidal systems. I fail to see much connection. Oh well, maybe they are talking about putting colloidal silver into the water.

There is a large silver anode which could be persuaded to put silver ions (or colloidal particles?) into the water. This will have some limited anti-bacterial properties, but I doubt it will do anything for viruses or protozoa.

'Cathode (ground) is 99.99% pure gold-plated copper labyrinth pattern' - but so what, and I can't actually see any gold plating on the copper spiral anyhow.


Of course, I may be completely ignorant of the true value of this device. Anything is possible.

Cheers

Edited by rcaffin on 03/02/2013 00:32:11 MST.

Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
Re: Re: Stericard water purification on 03/02/2013 12:15:17 MST Print View

I was waiting for your take, Roger!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Re: Stericard water purification on 03/02/2013 16:00:27 MST Print View

"I was waiting for your take, Roger!"

I'd wait 15 minutes for Roger's take before I'd wait 15 minutes to purify a liter of water. ;)

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Stericard water purification on 03/02/2013 16:03:18 MST Print View

I ain't waiting for notin' and no one for fifteen friggin' minutes when I know I can have safe drinking water in 90 seconds.

Ben.
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