What is it?

 A revolutionary breakthrough that combines water disinfection and hydration in one tablet. The PurLyte Clean Hydration Tablet is our first product in a line of products all aimed at re-invigorating the water purification and hydration beverage markets.


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Central to our mission is our desire to ensure our products make it into the hands of those who would benefit most from them: those without access to reliable and safe water. To do this, we will donate one tablet to someone in need for every tablet purchased, once our company is self sustaining.

 

Each year, diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death globally.

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Each year, diarrhea is one of the leading causes of death globally. When access to clean drinking water is scarce, individuals are often forced to drink water that is unsafe. Water that has not been treated or disinfected in any way commonly contains infectious organisms which are known to cause a vast majority of acute diarrheal illnesses. 

 

These infectious, diarrhea-causing organisms are responsible for the deaths of more than 500,000 children under five years of age each year. They represent the 8th leading cause of death globally in all age groups. A vast majority of these deaths are largely:

  • preventable, simply by adding a chlorine disinfectant to the water in order to disinfect it, and
  • treatable, through the use of the first-line treatment for this condition, Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS, which restores fluids and electrolytes lost during the course of the infection).

In light of this current global disease burden associated with diarrhea, it is obvious that something new is needed. The Purlyte Clean Hydration Tablet (patent pending) is designed to be added to contaminated water in order to first disinfect the water before adding in the components of ORS. Control of the rate of dissolution is essential in order for chemical disinfection to occur effectively. Through the use of a patent-pending multi-layered, time-delayed process, the solution can be created in 30 minutes, and then consumed as a prevention and/or treatment measure for acute watery diarrheal illnesses.

Although this product would be most helpful to individuals without access to clean drinking water, our beachhead market would include campers, hikers, and international travelers who have similar needs, but can afford purchasing the product at a premium. After performing customer discovery through a National Science Foundation funded program at the University of Georgia, we found that campers, hikers, and international travelers are not only concerned with disinfection of water to prevent disease, but they also wish to optimize rehydration on hikes longer than two days. As we scale up production, we intend to expand our customer base to include non-governmental organizations, humanitarian aid agencies, and national militaries.

Mission Statement:

PurLyte aims to address the global diarrhea crisis and change the world of water disinfection and hydration. The PurLyte Clean Hydration Tablet is our first product in a line of products all aimed at re-invigorating the water purification and hydration beverage markets. Central to our mission is our desire to ensure our products make it into the hands of those who would benefit most from them: those without access to reliable and safe water. To do this, we will donate one tablet to someone in need for every tablet purchased, once our company is self-sustaining.