Yup, coagulant too, then flocculent then bleach. Same idea, just designed for release of the bleach after the flocculation. I love the idea of the simplicity of not needing to do all the steps. Just curious if anyone has tried these. In the video, and some others, the settling seems to happen way faster than with alum- I guess that is the coagulation part.Someone on here is probably a chemist or has a degree or something but seems like a flocculant with bleach. Would be convenient as it is in single use packets but seems the same thing people do with alum and bleach.
Right on all counts, Mike! And I will be anticipating user reports on this stuff ... both for my own use and for solving issues elsewhere as we are able. Have you ever seen the stinking 'sewers' people draw their food and water from in the poor parts of Asia?VillagelightSmith I think you are trying to say that you have not tried the product. For what it's worth, Bill Gates has nothing to do with this product, just a pawn in the video. He is more into Malaria. This product was made by Proctor and Gamble and, as far as I can tell, was motivated by doing the right thing. I don't think they are asking for money or donations. My purpose, on the other hand, is entirely selfish. I want to take this product that was created to address a real third world problem and see if it might be convenient for my first world problem of not wanting to be bothered with extra steps during my month-long vacations. I'll give it a try and see how it goes.