Why AquaStar™ Is The Best...
The AquaStar™ Ultraviolet (UV-C) Water Purifier directly addresses the five major challenges of making a portable UV-C germicidal water system:
  1. Size
  2. Weight
  3. Cost
  4. Durability
  5. Complexity
1. Our UV-C Purifier - takes up virtually no additional room in your gear or survival kit since it fits inside the same type of standard 1L wide-mouth water bottle that most people pack. How do we do it? We replace the cap on the bottle with a low-profile weather-sealed electronics package. And we also supply a quality polycarbonate bottle with our purifier, just in case you don't have one already; but you can certainly use your own favorite bottle if you prefer.

2. AquaStar™ - adds only 3 ounces of weight (about 50 grams) -- including batteries -- to the weight of the water bottle it is mounted on. Both HDPE and polycarbonate Nalgene®-style wide-mouth bottles are already very light, so for the ultralight hikers, AquaStar™ is definitely the way to go. In addition, the AquaStar™ is designed to use small, lightweight CR-123 batteries, the same type used in pocket-sized point-and-shoot cameras.

3. By making the AquaStar™ - out of commonly available components, the cost is kept low. And, by keeping the parts count to a minimum, and avoiding wasteful display packaging, we drive the cost down even lower. But low cost doesn't mean low quality! Each component is still the best in its class. From the odor-free polycarbonate bottle to the Philips Sterilamp® UV-C tube -- rated at 8,000 hours of use -- AquaStar™ is designed for years of trouble-free operation.

4. The AquaStar™ - is designed for the sports enthusiast. We know what kinds of crazy environments you seem to end up in because we've been there! Jungles, deserts, glaciers, flood zones, hurricanes, caving and volcano watching -- whatever your scenery, you can count on AquaStar™. The resilient quartz UV-C tube is shock-mounted at both ends in the bottle. The electronics head is completely sealed against water, sand, and gases. There are no moving parts to snap off or bend. Of course, the AquaStar™ Ultraviolet (UV-C) Water Purifier is also right at home in your earthquake or disaster preparedness kit, or in a roadside emergency kit in the trunk of your car.

5. Purifying water is a serious business.

You want to trust the product your health depends on. The intelligent brain of the AquaStar™ Ultraviolet (UV-C) Water Purifier is a programmable microcontroller that keeps track of the sterilization process for you.

AquaStar™ meters the correct dosage per liter of 254 nm radiation for safe drinking water. All you have to do is push one button and wait a minute for the green light. That's it. Simple, the way things should be.

We think we've designed a terrific product that will meet the needs of almost anyone. We hope you agree!

Meridian Design Inc. has developed products in fields as diverse as fiberoptic transceiver modules, LED flashlights, kitchen composters, laboratory test equipment, shape memory muscle actuators, avionics, microscopy, medical centrifuges, model train electronics, and pulse detonation wave engine controllers.

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