Invention of the Week? Liquidity Nanotech Unveils Naked Filter – Clean Water for Everyone

A team of inventors based in Alameda, CA, are on a mission to provide the world with clean and healthy water.

Liquidity Nanotech just launched the Naked Filter on Kickstarter and it’s getting lots of financial backers.

The Naked Filter is revolutionary in every sense in that the water you drink is more than effectively filtered.

Liquidity Nanotech just launched the Naked Filter on Kickstarter and it’s getting lots of financial backers.Liquidity Nanotech just launched the Naked Filter on Kickstarter and it’s getting lots of financial backers.

You can take non-salt water from anywhere – streams, ponds and lakes- and the filter immediately develops clean water.

“The Naked Filter removes 99.9999 per cent of disease-causing bacteria and protozoan cysts all the way through the life of the filter,” writes the team on their Kickstarter project page.

“Other filters’ effectiveness diminishes over time. The Naked Filter never stops effectively filtering your water. When the filter is done, no more water passes through. Then you know to swap the old filter for a new one.”

The filter is good for around 100 liters of water before it needs to be replaced. The prototype the team launched shows that the water bottle that includes a filter fits perfectly into a bottle cage on a bicycle or in a bottle sleeve on a bag or back-pack.

They are well on their way to reaching their $40,000.00 (USD) in support so they can launch their new filter on the market.

The invention is so easy to use. All you have to do is fill up a bottle with water and screw on the cap. And when you are thirsty, the water – naked that is – passes through the filter and goes straight into your mouth.

“No pumping. No batteries. No chemicals. Just drink your fill straight from the bottle as you normally would,” explains the team.

The so-called ‘naked water revolution’ began over 15 years ago. A group of leading polymer scientists and experts on nanostructured materials at Stony Brook University became fascinated with all the water filters on the market. They knew they could create the best of the best.

With this, they got down to work on a process known as electro-spinning, which could theoretically be milled into service and create a water filtration layer.

“Think of it like a form of 3D printing, but with the special materials in a custom design, advanced process,” writes the team. “It took over 10 years of research and development to establish the foundation of Liquidity’s Nanotech membrane manufacturing process.”

In 2010 Liquidity Nanotech was formed and they started taking steps to make their filter a commercial reality. They have spent the past five years scaling their invention and now have launched a filtration membrane like no other.

The Naked Filter is a mechanical micro-filter with an activated carbon core.The Naked Filter is a mechanical micro-filter with an activated carbon core.

The Naked Filter will first be sold in North America and shortly after will be launched in other markets across Europe, Asia, and Africa.

The team indicates that “the Naked Filter is a mechanical micro-filter with an activated carbon core. This means it physically separates particles from your water by trapping them inside the Liquidity nanofiber membrane.”

This cutting-edge filter means that you get pharmaceutical-grade water filtration straight from your water bottle.

It doesn’t matter if you are in the boardroom or in the backwoods, your water will look and taste amazing, according to the team.

The Naked Filter is a timely invention. The US Centers for Disease Control reports that were 33 outbreaks of waterborne microbiological illnesses in 2009-2010 and the outbreaks occurred in 17 states which meant that well over 1,000 people fell ill. A total of 85 people were hospitalized and nine died during this time period. The invention is perfect for children and the elderly who are vulnerable to dangerous illnesses that include Salmonella and E.Coli.

As the Naked Filter is introduced at the global level, it will certainly be utilized by those who live in developing countries and who do not have access to clean water.

The retail price on the Naked Filter is $23.99 and this will get you one bottle and one filter. Family packs of four cost $115.00.

Will this new invention be a hit? The answer is yes.

Everyone these days knows how important it is to drink water and most of all there is a need for access to cleaner water.

Even better is that the Naked Filter stands out from the rest in that there is no other water filter on the market that is as effective. The research, testing and trials that went into the development of this device proves that it will be no flash in the pan – its inventors have been serious from day one on making a filter system that is sealed tight, sound, and provides the cleanest water going while you are mobile.

So, the next time you get your water – get it naked.