Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Machinery & equipment
Watalux is a social enterprise based in Switzerland. Its mission is to provide solutions to reduce poverty and improve the health of the most vulnerable communities. The WATA is a stand-alone device for disinfection and water treatment. With only salt, water and energy, it can produce chlorine in isolated areas. The main uses of this technology are the chlorination of water networks, the treatment of water in times of humanitarian crises and hospital hygiene. FR: Watalux est une entreprise sociale basée en Suisse. Sa mission est d'apporter des solutions pour réduire la pauvreté et améliorer la santé des communautés les plus vulnérables. Le WATA est un appareil autonome pour la désinfection et le traitement de l'eau. Avec seulement du sel, de l'eau et de l'énergie, il permet de produire du chlore dans des zones isolées. Les principales utilisations de cette technologie sont la chloration de réseaux d'eau, le traitement de l'eau en temps de crises humanitaires et l'hygiène hospitalière.
Overall B Impact Score
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