Clean Water For All: CSIR Develops Affordable Disinfection System ‘Oneer’ Which Eliminates Bacteria And Viruses
Clean Water For All: CSIR Develops Affordable Disinfection System ‘Oneer’ Which Eliminates Bacteria And VirusesRepresentative image. (Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research (CSIR-IITR), Lucknow has developed an innovative technology for “Drinking Water Disinfection System” with Trade name “OneerTM” according to a PIB press release.

The technology was transferred to M/s Bluebird Water Purifiers, New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Science & Technology and Vice-President, CSIR, Dr Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday (17 October).

Oneer eliminates virus, bacteria, fungi, protozoa and cyst to provide safe drinking water to domestic and communities settings as per national and international standards prescribed for potable water.

Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said that infection through drinking water results in an increase in morbidity and mortality particularly amongst children, and Oneer will address the problem. The water purification cost while using this device is as low as 2 paise per litre. Dr Harsh Vardhan further added that the community level model has a capacity of 450 litres per hour (LPH). The technology can be scaled up to 5000 to 1 lakh litres per day.

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