Water - The Oil of the Future, How Safe is Yours

Released on: November 19, 2007, 7:10 am

Press Release Author: Damien Lieggi

Industry: Semiconductors

Press Release Summary: Water is worth more than its weight in gold, and yet over one
billion men, women, and children do not have safe water to drink.

Press Release Body: Youngstown, OH November 19, 2007 - The World Health Organization
and UNICEF state that 1.1 billion people around the globe lack safe drinking water.
Even in the United States, which has one of the best supplies of drinking water in
the world, threats to drinking water quality still exist.

From boil water advisories, to natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, to
possible terrorism attempts, water quality around the globe is susceptible.

There are many methods that exist today to help provide a better quality of water.
There are also new technologies that take existing methods and improve upon them to
provide better efficiency, lower energy consumption and lower cost.

One such method is a patented technology, which uses ultraviolet (UV) light emitting
diodes (LEDs) to eradicate pathogens in water.

Next Energy Wave, Inc., an Ohio startup company, has recently received a patent on
an UV LED product designed for "point-of-use" (POU) safe drinking water. Damien
Lieggi, company President, states: "One of the best features about the technology is
its diversity. It was invented to help solve water quality issues, yet can be
incorporated across a broad spectrum of applications. The POU system is just the tip
of the iceberg for this technology. It can be incorporated into industries and
fields such as food, beverage, health/medical, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.
Anywhere there is a need for water disenfection."

The product, named the H2Oelement, designed as a self-powered technology, utilizes
the energy of the flowing water, which it is purifying. It can also be used with any
means for electrically interconnecting said ultraviolet radiation generating LED\'s
to a source of electrical power. This basically means that the product can also be
used with, but is not limited to, solar power, battery, windmill, or electrical

UV is the only pathogen rendering water technology, which involves no hazardous
material handling and creates no chemical by-products. The H2Oelement utilizes
progressive UV LED technology, in a compact portable design. The result is a safe
water system designed to compliment a domestic market segment comprised of largely
aesthetic products, which have traditionally addressed only taste, odor, and

Among the most popular aesthetic products, for at-home use, are the water pitcher
and water faucet mount filters. They can eliminate chloroform, industrial and
agricultural pollutants, metals, off-tastes, chlorine, sediment, and cysts such as
cryptosporidium and giardia, which are derived from animal waste. These are fine
products, but are not designed to stop all bacteria and viruses from entering the
water supply.

The H2Oelement provides value to the developing economies where pathogens are
ever-present and power is unreliable. In countries such as Africa, people walk 5
miles or more daily to gather water from a borehole. The H2Oelement can be
implemented in such circumstances.

In a February 2007 article, Hanovia Ltd, an UV manufacturing company based in
Slough, England, stated that: "The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants
treating in excess of three billion litres daily worldwide is proof that UV is no
longer an 'emerging' technology, but rather an accepted technology to be used
routinely by engineers to safeguard human health."

The technology will reduce the problems facing the current procedures for water
purification. The high costs of chlorine can be reduced or eliminated, along with
the harmful by-products that it produces.

The goal in mind for Next Energy Wave, Inc. was to design a technology that would be
safe to the environment, cost efficient, economically sustainable, user-friendly,
and global in use. The company knows that the future of society depends upon the
usage of clean and viable technology in today's world.

The company has completed prototype testing, against wastewater pathogens,
generating self-powered tests, with average household gallons per minute (gpm) flow
rates, and achieved successful results.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release visit

Web Site: http://www.nextenergywave.com

Contact Details: Phone: (330)-503-3828
Email: nextenergywave@gmail.com

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