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OVOPUR: Eco-friendly Water Filter

Posted By Moe Beitiks On March 30, 2009 @ 5:00 pm In Sustainable Design Organizations,Water Issues | 4 Comments

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Design firm Aquaovo [2] have created a whole new reason for water cooler talk with the OVOPUR [3], an environmentally-friendly water filter [4]. Shaped like a sleek egg, the OVOPUR uses an Aquacristal [5] filter, made of activated carbon, quartz, copper and zinc. The filter last four months and can clean about 530 gallons of water. The oval dispenser holds 3 gallons at a time and is made of white lead-free glazed porcelain and recyclable and non-toxic parts like silicone and polypropylene. The unit can also be used without the filter [6] as a simple drink dispenser — and is sure to be a conversation starter on any occasion.

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The water cooler: straight up conversation piece, right? It might be the place to hang out at the office or the daisy flowered thing at your grandma’s pool parties. The sustaina-liscious kicker of the OVOPUR [3] is its egg-like shape. It’s actually designed to revitalize water using its own natural flow-y curves, à la the theories of Viktor Shauberger [7]. So the liquid in OVOPUR does not stagnate, and it might actually improve the taste of grandma’s iced tea – who knows? At least she won’t have to buy it in a bottle.

+ Aquaovo [8]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=21997

[2] Aquaovo: http://www.aquaovo.com/IndexE.htm

[3] OVOPUR: http://www.aquaovo.com/AQUAOVO_brochure_EN_v1.pdf

[4] water filter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/09/ceramic-water-filters-win-iwa-award-for-cambodia/

[5] Aquacristal: http://www.aquaovo.com/gallerie/aquacristal.jpg

[6] filter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/29/milan-2008-lifesaver-flask-cleans-and-filters-with-ease/

[7] Viktor Shauberger: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implosion_(mechanical_process)

[8] + Aquaovo: http://www.aquaovo.com/

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