SaferEx - Multi-action Water Purifier is an innovative multi-action and safe colourless liquid that purifies unsafe borehole/well and containerized water, makes it safe for drinking, hygiene and sanitation uses to prevent the prevalent waterborne diseases and deaths. It has been effectively and economically confirmed to purify unsafe fresh and salt borehole/well water by disinfecting/killing pathogens (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, etc) in the water; sedimenting suspended particles, metals that cause water hardness (Calcium and Magnesium) and staining (Iron and Manganese), and salts, removing colour, odour, and taste, among others, "in a single application and a unit process", like never before; by simply mixing it with the unsafe water in a container or tank and decanting or filtering after 1-6 hours (depending on contamination level) at less time and cost-efficiency compared with combinations of other multiple-process treatments (using disinfectants, alum, filters, etc) in use to achieve same but without getting desired results and difficult to handle by rural dwellers and others. SaferEx is an invented chemistry and an innovation that is easy to use with only simple instructions by using existing containers/tanks or treatment facilities. Rural/urban households, farms, etc and others having existing buckets, containers/tanks, and water treatment facilities can use it as a single multi-action water purifier to purify water that meets World Health Organization (WHO) standards and Nigeria Industrial Standards(NIS) parameters for safe water. It is formulated and manufactured from refined and regular potable water treatment chemical raw materials.
SaferEx is targeted, presently, to over 30 million Nigerians of poor, low, medium and high income earners in Southern Nigeria (South-South, South-East, South-West) who depend on unsafe borehole/well water for drinking, hygiene and sanitation uses, alarmingly analyzed to contain pathogens, high metals contents, suspended particles, salts, odour, colour and taste. They have been in need of safe, efficient, time and cost-effective solutions to prevent the prevalent water borne diseases/sicknesses and deaths due to unsafe borehole/well water consumption and absence of public water supply. They are in rural/urban households, farms, hospitals, public/private organizations, hotels, emergency camps, etc. SaferEx, in future and ultimately, targets other parts of Nigeria and Africa with similar water problems as it is currently being introduced and sampled in many regions of Nigeria by Federal Ministry of Water Resources, and in Botswana by the Water Utilities Corporations (WUC).
DIFFERENTIATING FEATURES FROM OTHER SOLUTIONS.
(1). Disinfecting/killing pathogens: Kills disease-causing organisms (pathogens) like bacteria, virus, protozoa,etc that cause waterborne diseases (typhoid fever,diarrhea,dysentery,etc) in unsafe borehole water.
(2). Coagulating contaminants: It gathers (coagulates) organic and inorganic contaminants in the water.
(3). Sedimenting contaminants: settles to the bottom of treatment containers the contaminants; suspended particles, high/heavy metals, Calcium and Magnesium, that cause water hardness and staining (Iron and Manganese), and Salts that cause salt-activated sicknesses (high blood pressure, hypertension, kidney and bladder problems, etc) from constant consumption of salty borehole water.
(4). Clarifying the water: removing colour, odour, taste and impurities; keeps the contaminants at the bottom of the container for easy filtration or pouring off (decantation) of the clear top safe water.