The HTI Forward Osmosis System
HTI's Emergency water filters do more than just filter water. They also add a nutritional quality to it that is completely lacking in other filtration systems. This side benefit is related to the forward osmosis system used by HTI.
The experts at Hydro Technology Innovations (HTI) explain:
Forward Osmosis provides the same purity levels as industrial reverse osmosis filtration equipment, but without the clogging problems of those systems. This is as pure as filtration gets.
The pores in HTI’s membrane, through which the water passes, are 0.0003 microns in diameter. This is roughly the diameter of most single atoms, providing more than 200 times better protection than provided by common microfiltration handpumps.
Any purification or filtration technology requires energy, for example; electrical, manual pumping, or even the oxidizing energy of chemicals. FO systems use the osmotic potential created by the sugars and electrolytes in a sports drink syrup as the energy source to drive the filtration process.
The result is a balanced sports drink. Numerous military and university studies show that sports drinks can actually hydrate the human body better than water, and boost physical and mental performance.
The drink is a weak acidic sugar solution, and should be consumed within three days of production. It is not suitable for doing dishes, cleaning counters, etc., but, of course, in emergency situations, it is health and hydration that is of prime concern, and that is what HTI’s innovative family of forward osmotic filters are designed to provide.