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    Date submitted
  • 12-May-2017

Bio-safe water supplier

Abstract

We provide a product to photodegrade antibiotics and hormones in water effectively under sunlight.

Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

The water supply and treatment companies, medical companies, animal farms and aquaculture companies are our customers.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

The product can directly utilise sunlight to effectively photodegrade antibiotics and hormones into non-toxic inorganic substance, and eventually provides safer and healthier drinking water.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

ZnO is an excellent photocatalyst and low-cost bone char effectively facilitates the photocatalytic process by providing strong adsorption to antibiotics and hormones. The combination of ZnO and bone char also can significantly improve the visible light absorption capacity of ZnO, increasing the photocatalytic degradation efficiency further.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

We have done some preliminary researches, and discover this product having the perfect photocatalytic performance for removal of antibiotics and hormones from water. Our innovative solar-driven water purification system has the following advantages: (1) Scale and size are very flexible, (2) Separation between the photocatalyst and water is not needed, (3) Bone char is made from the low cost of animal bone waste material; and (4) The easy operation makes it can be used widely.