Frequently Asked Questions
MAYU aerates the water, causing the dissolved gases or volatile compounds to release from the water as well as improving taste and odor.
The swirling motion is induced by a motionless motor that stirs a magnetic swirler coated by medical-grade platinum cured silicone.Last updated:
Water aeration has been long used in water treatment for the removal of odor and taste-causing compounds, the oxidation of iron and manganese, as well as corrosion control and aesthetics.
Since the mid-1970s, however, the process has been used to remove carcinogenic and hazardous chemicals from water. These chemicals include volatile organics such as trihalomethanes, radon, trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, chloroform, and toluene.
As a result, water aeration may be the single most important water treatment process used in the 21st century.
Source: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-1-59745-029-4_1Last updated:
here is a link to the MAYU Small-Scale Water Aeration Treatment
We are in contact with two certified labs and we are waiting for their results.
We’ve been running comparative tests in our laboratory and receiving results that support the literature on aeration releasing VOCs.
We should have done the external tests before the campaign, but we didn’t. A lesson learned.Last updated:
Our health claims aren’t meant to trick anyone, we truly believe cleaner water is better for our health, and aeration is a proven method to accelerate evaporation of some toxic volatile compounds.
MAYU stream alone, won't clean bacteria and other pathogens out of the water. But in Municipal Water chlorine is added to the water in order to kill pathogens.
The next recommended move will be to reduce the chlorine in your water before you drink it, as chlorine is not so good for you. (This would be similar to washing your fruits and vegetables before eating them).
There are many ways to get rid of the chlorine. Swirling the water is a simple and elegant way to accelerate its evaporation.Last updated:
MAYU pays careful attention to anything that touches the water. As water is a universal solvent.
The vessels is made of premium borosilicate glass and the magnetic swirler is coated by medical-grade platinum cured silicone.Last updated:
MAYU is carefully designed for home use. What does this mean:
For example, we've worked hard for it to work seamlessly, so you don't have to turn it on and set the exact spinning volume every time you rest the vessel.
The load cell on the bottom of the device senses that the vessel is on it and the amount of water in it, thus working automatically. You rest it on and a perfect vortex is formed according to the amount of water in the vessel, you lift it and it's off. So to allow the same effort as in serving water from a regular pitcher.
We examined many models to find a design that is perfectly quiet, this is a must for a product like MAYU Stream. Unlike regular lab spinners, our impeller sits on a glass ball hinge and while spinning it almost floats. This way it's perfectly balanced all the time and also doesn't fall out when you pour the water.
In most lab stirrers there is a motor in the base spinning a magnet. After so and so hours the bearings eventually break. In MAYU Stream there are NO MOVING PARTS in the base. It is all electronic circuits, a motionless electromagnetic motor. So it is quiet, and there is a much smaller chance that something will break or wear-off (besides the batteries which are replaceable).
The structure materials and shape of the of the device, are designed especially for home use and kitchens, from the porcelain base, through the borosilicate drop shape of the vessel.
These are just a few examples out of many why we believe that MAYU Stream is something new. And the best way to aerate your drinking water.Last updated:
We wouldn't recommend that.
But on a dinner table, it will take ordinary water, and turn it into something extraordinary.
The idea behind adding batteries to the device was to bring the beauty of flowing water back home, to the center of the table. Hoping more people will look at their water again and see it in a different way.Last updated:
MAYU recommends 7-15 minutes for optimal results.Last updated:
The vessel is 1.5 Liters or 50.7oz.Last updated:
Up to 48 hours water quality stays wonderful.
MAYU recommends storing aerated water in glass containers.Last updated:
The power source is AC 110-240V AC and the base itself has a built-in battery for up to 2 hours of wireless swirling.Last updated:
During the Kickstarter campaign, the product will initially cost $89.
The basic Kickstarter package is $99 which will be 40% off the retail price.Last updated:
For the basic MAYU Stream $8 for the US, $12 EU, $20 Rest of the worldLast updated:
We can say (proudly) yes, after putting a great amount of thought and research into the design so that the swirl would not make noise.
We made a video to show you the sound (or lack thereof) :)
Ergonomics is the process of designing or arranging workplaces, products and systems so that they fit the people who use them.
Great thought was put into the design of the vortex vessel, not only for its beauty, but also in its size, weight and shape so that it’s easy to hold & pour with one hand. We worked with an expert in glass drinkware (cups, carafes) to design a bottle neck that is easily grasped and poured without slipping. The glass neck was widened a bit at the top so that it won’t slip from your grip. We also chose 1.5 liter to be the suggested maximum amount of liquid for ease of use.Last updated:
The answer is yes, we’re working with a high quality production company that stands in compliance with all requirements and regulations needed for kitchen appliances.Last updated:
Actually yes, but only partially.
According to the World Health Organization TECHNICAL NOTES ON DRINKING-WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE IN EMERGENCIES - Emergency treatment of drinking-water at the point of use (2011) -
"Aeration brings water into close contact with air which increases the oxygen content of the water. This will:
remove volatile substances such as hydrogen sulfide and methane which affect taste and odor; reduce the carbon dioxide content of the water; and oxidize dissolved minerals such as iron and manganese so that they can be removed by sedimentation and filtration. Water can be aerated in a number of ways. One simple method for householders is to rapidly shake a container part-full of water for about five minutes (Figure 5.1), leave it standing the water for a further 30 minutes to allow any suspended particles to settle."
Yes, MAYU Stream comes with electrical adapters for the EU so the product will work in Europe, but we don’t have a logistics center in the EU yet.
All our products will meet EU and US regulatory standards.
Production will take place in China and Israel, final production will be shipped from Israel according to our Supply Chain at the moment, although we hope to open distribution centers in the countries with the highest volume of orders.Last updated:
Customers will take care of their tax according to each country law. Having said that, we are trying to bring our backers a better solution by opening distribution centers in places of high volume sales. We're looking into it and hope we will be able to offer this solution.Last updated:
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