WHAT IS A WAPI?
Indicator used to tell when water is pasteurized (harmful bacteria that may cause diseases like cholera, etc. is killed)
WAPI’s are made of polycarbonate tubing containing a small amount of wax with a heat conductive length of wire running through it. After the water reaches the desired temperature for pasteurization to occur, 149 F, the wax begins to melt until the water is fully pasteurized.
Worldwide, about 1.3 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, including nearly half of the population of Sub-Saharan Africa
In many parts of the world women and children spend hours traveling great distances in unsafe territory to scavenge for scraps of wood and brush for the daily fire. The WAPI requires much less time and scarce fuel than boiling.
Every day approximately 6000 children under 5 die from waterborne illness. That is one child every 14 seconds.
Water-related diseases are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world.
The WAPI can be used for pasteurizing over most fuel sources including wood, charcoal, gas and solar cookers
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