Life savers

Katadyn Desalination, LLC, an enterprising desalination manufacturer in Petaluma, California, has won a three-year contract to deliver lifesaving, hand-operated desalination devices for the United States Navy


An evolution of its time-tested desalinization technology, the Survivor 35 hand-operated survival products deliver 4.5 liters of drinking water per hour in an emergency requiring sailors to abandon ship and survive in a life raft. These sturdy, reliable units have been a requirement for Navy vessels for more than three decades, with many other sectors of the marine industry also counting on Katadyn products like the Survivor 35 to deliver fresh water when it is needed most. The most widely used emergency desalinator on the market, the Survivor 35 is capable of producing enough drinking water for 7-20 people in an emergency situation. At only seven pounds, it is light enough to carry onboard any vessel.