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updated 6:29 PM PDT, May 26, 2016

New water purification tech

Beaverton company Puralytics has invented a water purifier that uses ultraviolet light rather than chemicals or filters.

Beaverton company Puralytics Inc.'s new water purifier is the size of a desktop computer tower, yet can filter up to 500 gallons of water per day.

The new technology uses ultraviolet light instead of chemicals or filters, and sells for $8,000.

The Oregon Nanotechnologies and Microtechnologies Institute awarded OHSU and Puralytics a $225,000 grant to improve and commercialize the technology. Jay Lindquist, a technology consultant who runs ONAMI's commercialization program, said the worldwide market for water purification technologies like Puralytics is more than $1 billion, and about $400 million in the United States alone.

"I think it was a good example of very good business prospects, but we like having a humanitarian twist to it, too," he said. "And Oregon is known for being very clean and green, so this one fit in that category as well."

Read more at OregonLive.com.


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