An aspiring entrepreneur in the US has created a water filtration system using a device that can purify water from three to seven times the amount of water required.
In his new startup, The Flowsource, founder Mark Bortnick says his system uses a micro-hydrolyzer that is used to remove the water from a tap, then uses the water to create a filtrate, which can then be fed into a pump that produces a stream of purified water.
He says his company is already making money and is looking for investors.
He said his goal is to build a system that will reduce the amount and amount of energy that people use to flush toilets.
In the US, the government has put a cap on the amount people are required to flush their toilets, but Bortnik says his technology will be able to deliver more than half of those requirements.
In the first five months of his business, Bortns system has generated $1.2 million in revenue, and is expected to be able do $1 million in sales in the first year, he said.
The Flowsources water purifiers use a micro hydrolyzer, which Bortnicks invention uses a large amount of power to purify the water, and then uses it to produce a filter that can then feed into a water pump that purifies the water.
The micro hydroelectric system uses less than one kilowatt of electricity per minute.
Bortnos invention is designed to be used at home or in a business setting, where people would need to use up to seven gallons of water per person to flush a toilet.
Bortnick said he believes his system is cheaper than traditional flush toilets because the water is purified byproducts from the micro hydro technology.
“We are using the micro technology to purifying water that is already in our toilets, which is a huge amount of waste water,” he said in an interview with the WSJ.
“So I think it’s a very low-cost technology.”
In a similar way, Borsons system is designed so that the water can be purified in a matter of minutes, which allows the user to use the system to clean a whole home, he added.
But he added that the company is looking to raise $50 million to develop its technology further.