A VESSEL AND A METHOD FOR PURIFYING WATER AND MONITORING QUALITY OF WATER

Non-Confidential description of the invention

A vessel and a method for purifying water and monitoring quality of water are disclosed. The vessel comprises a housing for storing water, an opening for filling and emptying water from the housing, and a sorbent provided in the housing. The sorbent is exposed to water for adsorption of the analytes onto the sorbent for removing chemical or biological analytes from water. Water free of analytes is emptied through the opening while retaining the sorbent in the housing. Further, the vessel is filled with a solution to remove the analytes from the sorbent for recycling the vessel. Further, concentration of the analytes in the solution is analyzed for monitoring quality of water.The present invention has the potential to address challenges in both water availability and water quality monitoring by creating a scheme and associated technology that cost effectively provides clean water and allows for widespread monitoring of analytes through subsequent analysis of the purification sorbent. The paradigm improves the ease and reach of water quality monitoring, generating data that can facilitate interventions and improve the ability of the regulatory machinery or community in dealing with source-level contamination.The purification-monitoring scheme provide a single device that can purify and monitor water contaminants and have applications in(a) Supply of trace contaminants such as arsenic and heavy metals, fluoride, etc. free water where simple, cost-effective solutions for their removal do not exist. (b) Water quality monitoring by creating the sampling technology that enable dry sample preservation of micropollutants in water samples, to facilitate easy ambient-temperature shipping, storage, and rapid processing at centralized laboratories

Inventors

Dr. Indra Sen (Earth Science), Mr. K Sri Harsha (Director, Kritsnam Technologies Pvt. Ltd.), Ms. Emily Barret Hanhauser (MIT, USA), Dr. Rohit N. Karnik (MIT, USA), Mr. Anastasios John Hart (MIT, USA), Mr. Michael Bono (MIT, USA), Mr. Chintan H. Vaishnav (MIT, USA)

IPA

202011024458

Date of Filing

10/06/2020

Status

Awaiting Examination

Date Of Grant

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