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SteriPEN â€“ made by Hydro-Photon, Inc., the leader in handheld water purifiers â€“ wants people to think outside of the bottle and go green by purifying their own water.
One SteriPEN JourneyLCD UV bulb can purify up to 10,000 one-liter bottles of water. If lined up end to end, those bottles would stretch over a mile. And the savings are not only in landfill space: by refilling bottles, SteriPEN users aren’t spending hundreds of dollars on prepackaged water.
â€œThe SteriPEN is perfect for environmentally-conscious consumers who are trying to break the bottled water habit but don’t want to compromise on the quality of their drinking water,â€ says Ed Volkwein, President of SteriPEN. â€œWith SteriPEN, you can fill reusable bottles and purify tap water in just seconds.â€
The SteriPEN uses ultraviolet (UV) light to destroy the DNA of disease-causing bacteria, viruses and parasitic protozoa. Once unable to reproduce, these microorganisms can’t make you sick. Because the SteriPEN uses UV light instead of chemicals to purify, water doesn’t have an unpleasant chemical taste.
The SteriPEN, which is smaller than a typical remote control, is simple to use: Push the button to select volume to treat â€“ either 16 or 32 oz. — then dip the device into a container of clear water, and the SteriPEN goes to work. All you have to do is stir. It takes 48 seconds to purify 16 ounces of water or 90 seconds for 32 ounces.
It’s also perfect for camping, hiking, and traveling abroad. Wherever you are, you can have safe drinking water free of viruses, bacteria and protozoa.
About Hydro-Photon, Inc.
Headquartered in Blue Hill, Maine, USA, Hydro-Photon, Inc. is the world leader in handheld, ultraviolet light water purifiers. Its brand, SteriPEN, sets the standard for fast, light, easy and effective water purification. The SteriPEN product line includes the SteriPEN Classic, Adventurer and JourneyLCD. Hydro-Photon is privately held and information about the company, SteriPEN products, test results and dealers can be found at www.steripen.com.