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Go Walkabout is looking to raise funds via Kickstarter to introduce their newly developed Titanium personal water filters designed for the outdoors lifestyle
Adelaide, Australia October 22, 2014
According to Go Walkabout Engineering Manager Matt Munoz, "We have made and tested filters using a number of different metals. We know that weight, size and ruggedness are always considerations when looking at outdoor gear, so decided to use Titanium for the Walkabout line of personal water filters. Titanium has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal. It is also the most hypoallergenic material known and doesn’t add any flavor to the filtered water.”
A Titanium filtration membrane forms the core of Walkabout Ti filters. Sealed inside a tough Titanium casing, this membrane can be safely frozen or boiled. The filtration process involves pre-filtration and filtration stages to hold back harmful bacteria and particles. On the larger filter an activated carbon filtration stage removes chlorine, heavy metals and odors. The flexible and lightweight filtration system can be used in a variety of ways, such as a squeeze filter, gravity filter, pumped filter, filter straw, or as an inline filter.
Since the filters are Titanium inside and out, the only real weak point is the O-ring seal. With this in mind, Go Walkabout has designed in an integrity indicator. This means that if a seal starts leaking, water drips out of the filter instead of through to the clean side.
While Go Walkabout’s current equipment has successfully produced prototypes, the current manufacturing process in uneconomical, making Walkabout Ti filters too expensive to be a good value in the outdoor gear market. Go Walkabout has determined that minimal additional tooling and equipment will result in the production of readily affordable filters Adequate funding through their Kickstarter campaign will allow Go Walkabout to purchase the needed material and tools.
The funding target for this campaign is to raise at least $48,000 by November 18th, 2014. The filters are being offered in their campaign below the expected retail price.
To find out more about the campaign, please visit Kickstarter
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