December 12, 2015 |

Smart Solution #3: the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker

Rugged new device uses just salt, water, and electricity to rapidly produce enough chlorine to treat 200 liters of water.
SE200 kit on a hillside.
The SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is a portable device that uses salt, water, and electricity to rapidly produce enough chlorine to treat 200 liters of water. Photo: PATH.

In this series we’re profiling PATH solutions and technologies that benefitted from donors like you. Today we’re featuring the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker.

What is the SE200 Community Chlorine Maker?

PATH and MSR (Mountain Safety Research Global Health) have spent several years developing this small, easy-to-use chlorine maker to make it appropriate for resource-limited settings. The device, which is manufactured in Seattle, requires just water, salt, and electricity from a vehicle battery. In a few minutes it produces enough chlorine to treat up to 200 liters (55 gallons) of water.

What is its impact?

The SE200 Community Chlorine Maker has recently been launched as a commercial product. Here is a brief video about the impact this innovative device will have in communities that lack access to clean water.

What role did private donors play?

Individuals and family foundations play an important role in PATH’s product development work. Without their support, PATH and our partners would not have been able to prioritize the development and testing of the SE200 technology.

How can you support projects like this at PATH?

When you donate to PATH, you support our ability to design and prototype lifesaving devices in our product development shop, and test them in the field.

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