Pumps and filters have a long history of cleaning up your home, but this technology is slowly being phased out.
Water purifiers are usually installed in homes to remove the contaminants and pollutants that can build up in water pipes, but they’re also often installed to remove water from wastewater treatment plants, where the pollutants are being released into the environment.
One company is now hoping to change that.
According to a recent report from the U.K.-based environmental watchdog group Oxfam, the company Fluor is testing a new water purifying technology called WaterPump, which removes water by using a magnetic field.
This type of technology has been around for decades and has the potential to remove more than 3 billion gallons of wastewater per year from the planet.
The technology has already been used in Japan, Australia and Canada, but the technology has yet to see the light of day in the U to U.S. The problem with this technology, according to Fluor’s website, is that “it is not yet proven in the United States”.
Fluor is also working on a technology called PowerPump which purifies water by combining magnetic fields with water.
Fluent is a non-hazardous process that uses water to extract minerals, chemicals and other pollutants from water.
According to the company, its PowerPumps can remove more pollutants from wastewater than standard water purifiers, and that the technology is being trialled in the city of Detroit.
However, Fluor has faced a major setback in its water purging project in California, which has been in the news recently for an ongoing water pollution crisis.
In February, the city was forced to close down all of its wastewater treatment facilities because of a spike in salinity and lead levels in the water.
A subsequent report found that the city’s water supply was being contaminated by more than 2 million pounds of lead per day.