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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
About this project
AquaQube utilizes technologies known in the field of industrial water treatment. We modified those technologies with our innovation so that they are suitable for use at home or in the office and the ratio of the technologies is carefully fine-tuned. As a result, purification of water is done by Advanced Oxidation Process, which is extremely difficult to effectively achieve. After this Advanced Oxidation, there is an Activated carbon filter which makes sure the residuals are captured and do not get further to your drinking water. The Activated carbon filter is part of the cartridge. AquaQube technology is currently patent pending.
AquaQube efficiently removes hormones, antibiotics and other drugs, as well as pesticides and chemicals. It also removes bacteria and viruses, if they somehow get into the water pipes.
We guarantee AquaQube eliminates bacteria, viruses, homones and other pharmaceuticals, pesticides, chlorine and other chemicals.
70% of the human body is water, so it very much depends on the quality of water we drink. It should not only be free from bacteria and viruses that can cause immediate illness or infection, but also free from substances that after longer use adversely affect body.
Why to clean water at home in developed countries?
Even though the industrial water purification has quite high standards in the developed countries, there are still some unwanted substances that can be commonly found in both tap and bottled water.
1) Hormones, antibiotics, antidepressants and other drugs
Due to the use of hormonal contraception the water and the environment started to be polluted with female hormones and the industrial water treatment does not currently remove them. The adverse effects of female hormones on small children, adults and even animals are well known.
Moreover, the presence of antibiotics, antidepressants and other drugs in water leads to their lower effect once they are really needed and prescribed by a doctor.
2) Pesticides, chlorine and other chemicals
Unfortunately, none of the substances mentioned in points 1 and 2 are currently removed by the industrial water treatments plants and are also commonly present in bottled water.
3) Emergency situations - bacteria, viruses
As good as the water treatment plants may be, it is quite impossible to prevent an occurrence of small holes in the water pipes as they are under the ground. In case the holes appear there is a possibility of an infection if bacteria or viruses get inside. When that happens, the water is not potable for 1 or 2 weeks until the problem is detected and fixed. People drinking the tap water it might get ill in the mean time. This is usually a local problem but we have seen it recently for instance in New York or Prague.
What is advanced oxidation process?
(from independent scientists)
Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) are a group of oxidation processes carried out to remove harmful persistent organic pollutants (POPs) from water. AOP can be done in various ways. In all cases, the production of HO• radicals which are highly reactive attacks most of the organic molecules (Sibhi Mohammeda, Fasnabi P.).
Advanced Oxidation Processes are capable of destroying both pollutant molecules and pathogen cells (O. Tsydenova, V. Batoev and A. Batoeva).
Many of the current waste water treatment only concentrate on the pollutant without degrading it or eliminating it. In this sense, Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) are possibly one of the most effective methods for the treatment of wastewater containing organic products (Sibhi Mohammeda, Fasnabi P.).
We want to empower people at homes and eventually enable them to have naturally pure drinking water as they deserve.
Is it nowadays possible to drink water without any hormones and chemicals? Unfortunately, even bottled water contains these substances, and so the only option is to clean the water directly at the point of use - e.g. in the home.
We compared the most widely used technologies for you and here are the results:
Care for family
Managing family is both time-consuming and financially demanding. AquaQube helps you save time and energy as you no longer need to pull even bottled water for infants. As well as saving you money, because tap water is significantly cheaper than bottled water.
Disinfection of toys and baby bottles hasn’t been easier! Just pour Active water over the desired object and it is disinfected. Baby bottles melted in the pot while sterilizing them are the past.
Thanks to the water from the AquaQube appliance you will allow your children happy growth and adolescence without undue influence of hormones and other chemicals.
It is not always easy to comply with healthy lifestyle in today’s hectic world. Large number of people is trying to follow a healthy diet or spend a significant amount of time in the gym. But people often do not realize that the basic building block is a regular drinking regime. AquaQube will help you ensure the highest possible quality.
Save your precious time and shop less often. Thanks to Active water it is possible to substantially reduce the frequency of shopping. As food lasts fresh two to three times longer.
Besides the fact that you remove hormones, antibiotics, antidepressants, pesticides and other chemicals from your water, you remove these substances also from the environment around you. Thus, you are not helping only yourself, but you can feel good that you are cleaning the planet as well.
Additionally, you can start to clean your home with ecological disinfectant – Active water – instead of chemical cleaners.
Say yes to life without hormones and chemicals.
The electrical device is available in 3 colors. Standard white and black and a limited edition of turquoise.
The design bottle
Design bottle is available in two versions, the basic plastic BPA-free model and the glass model. Both versions are fully compatible with the AquaQube device, but can be used separately. The glass bottle is particularly suitable for water storage at home or on the road. Plastic version again has the advantage of being light, and therefore suitable for daily use and longer travel.
Bottles are available in 4 colors:
We all know it is not just about the efficiency of purification but also the costs such systems and devices bring. We want to give you the best price:performance ratio on the market. Not only performance wise but even in the absolute costs for 5 years of use, AquaQube is at the top and after 6 years it will be saving you money even in comparison with Activated Carbon Filtration.
* Price for AquaQube is calculated with the best price you can get now - Early Bird here on Kickstarter.
We give you something extra. Two modes.
Naturally pure water without bacteria, viruses, drugs and chemicals.
Prolonged freshness of food. Natural and ecological disinfectant.
Active Water is water with dissolved active oxygen (that's where the word active comes from) which is a natural disinfectant. This active oxygen has strong disinfecting effects as it reacts with any bacteria, viruses etc. in milliseconds and destroys them. At the same time the active oxygen converts back into "standard" oxygen as we know it from the air. Thanks to its disinfecting effects Active Water is not recommended for drinking.
You create Active Water with a push of a different and smaller button behind the main one.
How is Active Water used? Watch a video!
Use of the device is very simple. Fill the prepared bottle or pour water in it and put such filled bottle into the device. Close the protective sliding door and press the button. In 45 seconds naturally pure drinking water is available. You can take the water bottle with you, store it in the refrigerator for later use or use immediately.
Dimensions and other information
The device has subtle size compared to other kitchen appliances.
We put an emphasis on the fact that the device is as low as possible and fits into every kitchen, but it is also designed to be easily accessible and manageable. The advantage of the device is also that looks the same just standing and being used, and in addition to that, you can hide AquaQube bottle inside when you're not currently using it.
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It is very easy to replace a cartridge. Just lift off the rear cover, pull out the old cartridge and replace it with a new one. Return the rear cover until it snaps back.
Cartridge needs to be changed about once every three months depending on usage.
Individual parts of AquaQube
AquaQube device comprises, besides the outer cover with sliding door and a button also a movable piece. The movable piece is pushed downwards with the press of the button. Thanks to that the movable piece is pressed against the bottle neck. Another essential part of the device is a cartridge, which is located behind the rear cover.
What do we need the money for?
As we are creating a physical product which is also technologically advanced, there are really costs to start the production - namely £199,000. This money is designated for the purchase of machines, molds and other necessary fixed costs but of course also for the production of the first series for our Kickstarter backers.
Risks and challenges
However experienced and prepared, every team and every company need to overcome challenges. We have more than 30 years of experience in the field of ecological water and air purification. Our managers have already successfully lead companies and we are true experts and professionals in our fields.
Our team members have already proven to be extremely capable on their own and as a team we are even stronger. The team members hold patents. Therefore we have the essential mix to connect research and innovation with customers and bring a new technology to the market.
As you see in the prototype photos we have had various appearance and working prototypes throughout the development. With the help of our customers we were able to identify the best versions for use, design and technology and fine tune them to the current form.
AquaQube has patent pending technology and design.
We already got quite far and we are ready to face new challenges on our journey.