GEE has successfully deployed the Pocket EOX in rural communities in Kenya, eliminating both total and fecal contamination in water, now making the water safe to drink.

The Situation

According to The World Health Organization, at least 2 billion people globally, use a drinking water source contaminated by total and fecal coliform bacteria.Contaminated water can transmit diseases such diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio. Contaminated drinking water is estimated to cause 502,000 diarrheal deaths each year, the majority being children under 5 years of age. In many developing countries water must be sourced and often carried long distances for individual use, allowing more opportunities for contamination to occur.     


The Solution

Ground Effects has developed an individual, pocket sized water treatment system.The pocket EOX has no moving parts, no membranes and uses no chemicals. It requires as little as 2 watts of electricity from a small solar panel, scooter or car battery or cell phone charger. GEE has successfully treated water contaminated with total and fecal coliforms, eliminating this source of infection.    


The Results

The Pocket EOX treated highly contaminated water, making the water free of both total and fecal coliforms.

  • Viable solution for individual use for the elimination of total and fecal coliforms in contaminated drinking water
  • Completed without the need of chemicals or filtration
  • Following treatment, the cleaned water can now be available as potable water.
  • Easily used, unlimited lifetime of device


Case Study

Key Product
Extracted Contaminants
E. Coli
Total Suspended Solids

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