So, that water purification system: we’re troubleshooting.
Our source water was the worst Aqueous Solutions had ever worked with. While many microbes and poisons and whatnot were being purified, some E.coli was still slipping through.
To give you an idea of what we were working with, the source water had roughly 150 colonies of E.coli in 1 mL of water. If we multiply this calculation into a liter of water, we would probably find around 150,000 colonies of E.coli.
The World Health Organization claims that you should not drink water if one colony of E.coli is present in 1 liter.
After water was going through the purification system, we were down to about 20 colonies of E.coli in 1 mL.
While considerably better, it still wasn’t drinkable. So we began troubleshooting.
We are now in the midst of three weeks of intensive testing of the water: three days a week of taking samples and using petri dishes and counting microbes. Oh, and hoping that this whole water purification thing does in fact work after two weeks of labor and complicated water tests!