SIAD's RapidResponder water purification unit provides safe water in emergencies or for homeland security. An East Aurora firm developed and is marketing the portable unit.
When Bud Duthie began experimenting with cold pasteurization of fruit juices, his revolutionary process took place in a device about the size of a small desk. Today, Duthie's SIAD system is a little smaller than a home computer, and his focus has shifted to purifying water.
Independent laboratory tests at the University of Buffalo have shown that water with contamination equal to raw sewage could be made safe for drinking in a matter of minutes with the process, Duthie said.