Maureen Boddy, CEO of Oxidane (Pty) Ltd, introduces the water experiment for ONCE, and Oxidane’s Technical Director, Grant Davis…
Please note: the web address given on the video is no longer in use. Our web address is www.oxidaneworld.com
The same video without the introduction by CEO Maureen Boddy…
What is Oxidane?
Oxidane means water, nothing more and nothing less. And that is what we are about: ensuring the world, particularly people living in developing regions, has access to clean, safe and affordable drinking water – nothing more and nothing less.
Water is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth’s hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms. It is vital for all known forms of life, even though it provides no calories or organic nutrients. Its chemical formula is H2O, meaning that each of its molecules contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, connected by covalent bonds.
“Water” is the name of the liquid state of H2O at standard ambient temperature and pressure. It forms precipitation in the form of rain and aerosols in the form of fog. Clouds are formed from suspended droplets of water and ice, its solid state. When finely divided, crystalline ice may precipitate in the form of snow. The gaseous state of water is steam or water vapor. Water moves continually through the water cycle of evaporation, transpiration (evapotranspiration), condensation, precipitation, and runoff, usually reaching the sea.
Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface, mostly in seas and oceans. Small portions of water occur as groundwater (1.7%), in the glaciers and the ice caps of Antarctica and Greenland (1.7%), and in the air as vapor, clouds (formed of ice and liquid water suspended in air), and precipitation (0.001%).
Water plays an important role in the world economy. Approximately 70% of the freshwater used by humans goes to agriculture. Fishing in salt and fresh water bodies is a major source of food for many parts of the world. Much of the long-distance trade of commodities (such as oil, natural gas, and manufactured products) is transported by boats through seas, rivers, lakes, and canals. Large quantities of water, ice, and steam are used for cooling and heating, in industry and homes. Water is an excellent solvent for a wide variety of substances both mineral and organic; as such it is widely used in industrial processes, and in cooking and washing. Water, ice and snow are also central to many sports and other forms of entertainment, such as swimming, pleasure boating, boat racing, surfing, sport fishing, diving, ice skating and skiing.
What is ONCE?
Ozone-free and No Chlorine Environment
ONCE is 100% safe, tasteless, odourless and is a low-cost water treatment product that was developed by Oxidane in South Africa to help the world achieve the sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG).
This Global Goal, one of seventeen key development priorities launched by the United Nations in 2015, aims to provide access to clean drinking water (and sanitation) to everyone by 2030.
Who is Oxidane and what are they all about?
Oxidane (Pty) Ltd is a registered company in Cape Town, South Africa. We have a passion and vision to make safe drinking water available to all, which we believe is a human right.
We have formulated an innovative compound in powder form, which is cost-effective, highly soluble, non-volatile, inorganic and chlorine-free.
ONCE, there was safe water.
Now, safe water has ONCE
Oxidane ONCE has been proven to sanitize contaminated water by killing bacteria, viruses and protozoa rendering the treated water safe to drink. Water treated with Oxidane ONCE has no odor or unpleasant taste, making it completely palatable.
Background: Maureen Boddy (CEO) and Grant Davis (Technical Director), named their company Oxidane, which means water (H20).
They produced a water sanitization product they named ONCE, an acronym for Ozone and No Chlorine Environment.
After the incredible Laboratory test results, they decided to prove the efficacy of their product, by drawing water from the most polluted water in South Africa and ‘drinking it’.
The video will show the directors treating 20 litres if this smelly disgusting water, after only ten minutes treatment with ONCE.
In the Live Field Experiment video above, we see it witnessed and narrated by: Guillaume Muteba, BSC Molecular Biology & Biotechnologist.
Most people are unaware of the fact that more people die of waterborne diseases than anything else, including wars.
The bottled water industry is unregulated, and there is scientific proof that tap water is proven to be safer. ONCE can help alleviate the huge pollution problem caused and the water wastage, as it takes 3 litres of water to manufacture one plastic bottle!
ONCE has huge potential to save millions of lives, and help environmental pollution!
The commercial opportunities are beyond the scope of this introduction.
Sewerage from Kyamandi informal settlement flows untreated into the Plankenberg River. The photos were taken downstream less that a kilometer from the Kyamandi Industrial area, which is known to be the most polluted in South Africa.
One tiny sachet treated 20 litres of water, rendering it safe to drink, at an absolute fraction of the cost of bottled water.
It takes little imagination to understand that this product will be able to save millions of lives, that the commercial potential is enormous.
ONCE established, it will reduce the plastic bottle pollution, as people sanitize their own potable water to a degree that outclasses any available solution.
ONCE the world had safe water. Now the world has ONCE.
The findings of the first thorough baseline study in more than a decade to quantify the extremely poor microbial state of the Eerste and Plankenbrug Rivers around Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.