Lucky for us the team behind MŪV is only a few minutes away from our office and we got the chance to spend a few hours with Dan Beck of Renovo Water and the mind behind MŪV and find out all the dirty secrets... (pun intended)
Renovo Water announced their new water filter, MŪV, on Kickstarter at the end of June, 2016. Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform where regular consumers can pledge to buy a product before it goes into production in order to raise capital for the creators. Obviously a lot of people believe MŪV is going to be a hit because the response was overwhelming and the funding goal was exceeded by more than double.
MŪV is an adaptable water filter that gives you protection from contaminants in municipal water as well as all the way up to virus and bacteria protection in some of the most inhospitable places in the world. Using modular technology that works with a water bottle, hydration reservoir, as a straw, or as a gravity filter you get clean water anytime, anywhere.
Most water filters remove only one kind of particulate. MUV not only removes 99.999% of viruses and bacteria, but also allows you to change the filter modules for your specific water needs. If you are getting water from your tap at home in North America, you don’t need to be concerned about viruses being in your water. What you may find in your tap water is chlorine and metals. In this case you don’t need to use the MUV 3 module that removes viruses, or the MUV 2 that removes bacteria, but you would want to use the MUV 1 module that removes chemicals and metals.
MUV can be customized to anyone's needs, whether you are an avid hiker, traveling the world, or simply want clean water on the go. MUV can be adapted to meet your clean water needs.
MUV is made of three different filtration mediums. This allows you to choose the filter medium best suited for the severity of the water you will be filtering.
PHASE 1 | Activated Carbon Fiber
Unlike traditional activated carbon in powder or granular form, Activated Carbon Fiber is a fibrous adsorbent that has 10x higher adsorption than traditional activated carbon and gives you faster flow rates.
Activated Carbon Fiber can remove:
PHASE 2 | Hollow Fiber
Hollow Fiber membrane are tiny hollow tubes that look like straws. These fibers have a porous membrane wall that allows clean water into the fiber and prohibits contaminants from passing through the membrane. Hollow Fiber membranes filter water by size exclusion. Size exclusion works by having a pore size smaller than the size of the contaminants. Clean water is allowed to go through the membrane while large contaminants cannot fit through the pores.
Hollow Fiber can remove:
PHASE 3 | Nanalum
The technology used in Nanalum was developed by NASA as a way to reuse waste water on the International Space Station. Nanalum works through electro-absorption and is manufactured with non-woven highly engineered water filter paper which is also impregnated with Granular Activated Carbon (GAC). The Nanalum module has a strong positive electrostatic charge when wet. Like a strong magnet, the positive electrostatic charge of the Nanalum attracts and traps organic contaminants..
Nanalum can remove:
MŪV can be adapted to virtually any lifestyle or activity. Here are some of the ways that you can use MUV.
There are dozens of different ways that you can customize and adapt MUV to your needs. You no longer need to buy a bunch of different filters for one specific use. MUV will adapt for you.