InnoEnergy France supported start-up Solable is no stranger to developing eco-friendly solutions to issues facing us. Two years back, they won a CES innovation award for LaDouche, a water heater that enables recycling of heat from wastewater. This year at CES 2018, they introduced LaVie. The promise of LaVie is simple enough: a device which turns tap water into pure mineral water, without any filters or add-on products.
LaVie consists of a bamboo box, containing a one-litre borosilicate tempered glass bottle. The box integrates a UVA lighting device which treats water through advanced oxidation by homolytic rupture. This removes chlorine, traces of pesticides and medicines while preserving all minerals. With a 10 year lifespan, this ticks all the right boxes when it comes to eco-friendliness: there are no filters and no consumables, meaning no waste is generated. In terms of time, LEDs in the wooden casing help purify 1 liter of tap water in just 20 minutes. Plus, it has a very low power consumption as well, with 1000 litres of purified water costing 2€ of electricity.
Going the right side of innovative, the LaVie was recognized with a 2018 CES innovation Award.