Aspen Times Weekly: PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier |

Aspen Times Weekly: PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier

by Stephen Regenold

Salt and water fizzle in an electrical bath, a white froth bubbling up. I’m holding a purifying device, my container of lake water ready for treatment on the ground.

A chemical reaction takes place before my eyes, molecules swirling, colliding, creating a new compound inside a tiny slot on the handheld unit.

New this year, the PURE Electrolytic Water Purifier ($119) is distributed by Potable Aqua and sold as the “smallest and most cost effective water-purification device” available.

Its base technology, an electrically-regulated chamber that converts briny water into a microbe-killing solution, has been around for years. But the Potable Aqua device offers a new design and upgrades to a product with roots in municipal water treatment as well as military-backed labs.

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