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Billions of people do not have access to clean drinking water. Governments relief organizations and individuals are desperate for a cheap durable simple and effective solutions. Lack of safe water has direct and documented consequences such as:1.6 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases (including cholera) attributable to lack of access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and 90% of these are children under 5 mostly in developing countries,160 million people are infected with schistosomiasis causing tens of thousands of deaths yearly, 500 million people are at risk of trachoma from which 146 million are threatened by blindness and 6 million are visually impaired,more than 1400 people died from Cholera in Haiti in 2010and the list goes on.Half of the world s hospital beds are filled with people suffering from water related illnesses. Much of these diseases are viral sucha as rotavirus which are not prevented by most filters. The Electro-Chlorinator is a low-cost portable and reliable water purification device that utilizes electrolysis to produce a chlorine solution from simple salt water. This solution can be used to produce safe drinking water or be used for cleaning and disinfecting.From a solution of 100g salt per liter of water the Electro-Chlorinator produces 50ml of chlorine (concentration of 0.5%-1.0%) within 8 minutes. The device is powered by a 12V lead-acid battery that can be charged either via AC power or with a solar panel. This 50ml of chlorine concentration can provide:? 1L of cleaning solution (approximately 500-600ppm chlorine) or? 200L of drinking water (at 2-6ppm chlorine).Our team has the experience and inclination to bring this product to practical use both technically and in terms of experience with help organzations on site.