MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker
There are several reasons why millions of people lack safe drinking water. In some cases water is simply scarce. In other places, like Nepal, water is abundant but rife with deadly biological pathogens. The MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is perfectly suited to the unique challenges presented in Nepal and Ecuador.
Chlorine has long been a prefered method of safely and easily purifying water, but it is rarely a convenient solution in developing parts of the world. In those regions chlorine is difficult to find, expensive, and the shelf-life too short to make it practical. The MSR unit solves those issues by allowing users to make chlorine on demand with just water, salt, and low-voltage electricity.
Salt is one of the most abundant substances in the world, and even used as currency in some cultures. Electricity is also surprisingly available. Small motorcycles, scooters, and other vehicles have a battery which can be used to make enough chlorine to treat hundreds of gallons of water. The process to create chlorine is simple, requires only basic knowledge of the device, and takes just 4 minutes. Each batch of chlorine treats up to 200-liters of water.
The MSR SE200 Community Chlorine Maker was developed by Mountain Safety Research (MSR) in their water science lab in Seattle, Washington. Considered the most advanced water lab in the world, they continueally develop and test technologies employed by hospitals, humanitarian aid organizations, and governments around the globe. They are actively solving the world's most complex water issues. Their chlorine maker has provided safe water to more than half a million people thus far.
The Power of Partners
CLEAN DRINK is proud to partner with MSR and MSR Global Health. Their endorsement of our work has allowed us to quickly develop our campaigns for maximum impact. We have worked directly with their product engineers and department heads at their laboratory in Seattle and on the ground in remote locations like Guatemala. Their collaboration is essential to our long-term success.
Members of our LAST MILE TEAM are each given an SE200 unit prior to their trip departure. They are encouraged to use it, make chlorine, and familiarize themselves with the technology. Then they pack their unit in their luggage and fly with it more than 10,000 miles to Nepal. There they hand deliver it to a community in need. That's personalized impact.
Small but Mighty
One reason the MSR chlorine maker is so effective is the quick implimentation. Unlike wells, large filtration systems, or other water projects, a village using the MSR unit can be drinking clean water in as little as 45 minutes.
- Cost of each machine: $250
- Cost to operate: Less than a nickel per day
- Life expectancy of the machine: 3-5 years
- Number of people each unit can service: 200
To learn more about this amazing technology and how CLEAN DRINK puts it to work, visit the MSR Global Health website: MSR GLOBAL HEALTH / CLEAN DRINK