Plant manufacturing water purifying sachets opens in S’pore [News]

November 30, 2012 by  
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By Sing Geok Shan, Channel NewsAsia, 29 Nov 2012.

A not-for-profit plant making sachets that purify water has opened in Singapore.

Consumer goods producer Procter & Gamble (P&G) said Singapore’s location and strong logistics capabilities will allow it to react quickly to disaster-prone nations in the region.

Each four-gramme sachet can turn 10 litres of dirty water into clean drinking water. The two primary components are ferric sulfate, a well-known and widely-used coagulant, and calcium hypochlorite, a disinfectant.

The water purification packet was developed by P&G in collaboration with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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