Philips unveils revolutionary water disinfection solution

Nov 03, 2011
Philips unveils revolutionary water disinfection solution
Philips InstantTrust

Philips Lighting has today announced the launch of a new, complete and innovative water disinfection solution, Philips InstantTrust. This solution is based on cutting-edge disinfection technology optimized for point-of-use applications. For the first time water can be disinfected instantly, efficiently and independent of water temperature.

Many consumers are concerned about the quality of drinking water, because the microorganisms present in water can make them ill. In emerging countries these concerns may be due to the , but also in western countries incidents can cause contamination with . In North America alone 85% of child sickness and 65% of adult diseases are a result of water borne .

The new Philips InstantTrust solution can be integrated into any point-of use application including taps, water pitchers, under-the-sink and portable counter-top systems. It solves many of the limitations of current UV disinfection technology and enables equipment manufacturers to provide consumers with access to safe drinking water: anytime, anywhere.

Philips InstantTrust is so compact in its size that it allows manufacturers to integrate the solution into smaller equipment than ever before and gives them stylistic freedom to design sleek products ideal for the small and modern home. Furthermore, the revolutionary solution works instantly to produce safe water from the first second onwards, eliminating waiting time. It is unique due to its ability to work independently of and because it can be used for integration into both hot and cold water systems. Philips InstantTrust is ideal for instant disinfection of small quantities of cold water (up to flows of approximately 4 liters/minute).

Frank Kauffmann, General Manager Special Lighting said: “We are very proud to be launching this unique, state-of-the-art UV disinfection technology today: It is a testament to our continued commitment to developing innovative technologies that help enhance the health and quality of people’s lives.”

Ernest Sanderse, Marketing Manager UV Purification: “Thanks to this innovation safe water is now always within reach: anytime, anywhere. We are dedicated to working with leading equipment manufacturers of end-use products to make this technology available for people around the world.”

Philips Lighting has been at the forefront of UV technology for many years and has helped equipment manufacturers across different sectors including residential water, municipal drinking and waste water, industrial water, swimming pools and fish ponds to design effective water purification equipment by developing innovative and reliable UV solutions.

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singapura
3 / 5 (6) Nov 03, 2011
Let Apple "invent" stuff like that instead of the next gadget for too rich people.
wiyosaya
3 / 5 (6) Nov 03, 2011
Let Apple "invent" stuff like that instead of the next gadget for too rich people.

It would be nice if Apple were significantly more concerned with the developing areas to invent products like this. In my opinion, they are too arrogant for that.
Necoras
4 / 5 (8) Nov 03, 2011
Okay, say it with me now: Press releases for by a company for the purposes of advertising their new products are not news.

Please stop posting page long text ads as news articles.
Sepp
2.3 / 5 (3) Nov 03, 2011
Exactly what I wanted to say Necoras, it isn't really proper reporting just to re-print a press release. The article doesn't even say anything about how this miraculous product functions, whether it needs electricity or not, and how and why it is better than anything that's currently available on the market.

I couldn't even glean from the article whether this is an ultraviolet irradiating unit or what the principle of operation is...
Nerdyguy
4.3 / 5 (6) Nov 03, 2011
Let Apple "invent" stuff like that instead of the next gadget for too rich people.


I realize that people from around the world read PhysOrg, so it's not uncommon to run into the occasional socialist. Just to clarify for you: Apple is an American corporation, working within a capitalist, free-market system.

Apple neither has an interest in innovation outside their core market nor, by the inherent wisdom of maximization of shareholder wealth, should they.
kaasinees
not rated yet Nov 03, 2011
Did anyone know that Phillips was founded in the Netherlands? just saying.
Nerdyguy
5 / 5 (1) Nov 03, 2011
Exactly what I wanted to say Necoras, it isn't really proper reporting just to re-print a press release. The article doesn't even say anything about how this miraculous product functions, whether it needs electricity or not, and how and why it is better than anything that's currently available on the market.

I couldn't even glean from the article whether this is an ultraviolet irradiating unit or what the principle of operation is...


From the article:

"...state-of-the-art UV disinfection technology today."

Interestingly, a few sources had an article about the product, but the info. that PhysOrg posted is the just the press release from the company's website, verbatim.