This is a water purification device unlike no other. Instead of filters and/or natural materials, Mayu Stream Water Purification Device uses natural swirling motion to aerate and purify drinking water. And quite amazingly, it does all of it in a 1.5L (50.7 oz) vessel. There are two parts to it: a waterdrop shape glass carafe and a patent-pending vortex base that is responsible for generating the whirlpool. I am not going to lie. Aerating water to eliminate impurities come as a news to me. Apparently, this technique is embraced by the World Health Organization (WHO).
According to US EPA, some of the organic compounds in the water supply are volatile and aeration can actually remove them from the water. Well, may not all, but aeration could remove up to 95 percent. Maybe our ancient ancestors already knew these and knows to drink off moving river instead of stagnant water bodies like a lake? Maybe? I don’t know. I will ask them if I get my time machine working. Anywho, here are what happens when water is put through an aeration process:
• Increases gas transfer between the atmosphere and the body of water by more than 6,000%, balancing the water faster.
• Naturally speeds up chlorine evaporation. A process that takes days in stagnant water is expedited to only take minutes.
• Introduces atmospheric oxygen, which naturally purifies and freshens water.
• Removes foul tastes and odors from water. These may be dissolved gases or volatile organic molecules.
• Strips volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as MTBE, toluene, trichloroethylene, benzene and many other harmful organics.
• Raises the pH levels back to the sweet spot of 6.5 to 8.5.
So, anyways, Mayu Stream is inspired by this particular wonder of nature. It produces healthy water by replicating nature’s work right in your home. And it is beautiful too. The minimalist waterdrop shape borosilicate glass carafe is complemented by a choice of brushed stainless steel or bamboo cap and a pure, non-glazed porcelain base that emulates a rock that has been carved by water. Hidden ionized this ‘rock’ is a motion-less motor, controlled by solid-state load cells that detects the presence of the vortex vessel and starts the swirling motion automatically, tweaking the swirling motion volume and speed based on the amount of water in the carafe to maintain a constant vortex.
Other details include rechargeable batteries for an untethered operation, magnetic tip charger for fast and easy power connection, feather touch control, and most importantly, all components that come in touch of the water are made from food-grade materials. Israeli startup Mayu has taken Mayu Stream Water Purification Device to Kickstarter to help fund the production. If you are keen, a pledge of $89-99 will secure a unit and if all goes as planned, delivery should be happening sometime in May 2019. The campaign is funded, btw, so it is a pre-order.
All images courtesy of Mayu.
Submitted via TIP US Page.