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Portable Water Purification System Company Roving Blue Hires new MVP for its “MVP”

Roving Blue, Inc, a Wisconsin manufacturer of advanced, portable water purifications systems announces the addition of Kathleen Cyphert to its Department of Defense and Government Business Development Team.

Ms. Cyphert has over 30 years of military service in the Air National Guard and the Air Force reserve, working at various levels within the organization that include HQ Air Force, and National Guard Bureau staff.

“It’s an exciting time to come to work for Roving Blue. This company is poised to benefit from high-level pushes for lighter, faster response for drinking water for troops and victims of natural disasters.  One Roving Blue MVP unit weighs as much as one case of water yet represents 800 cases of water. The fact that the technology is sustainable, low-energy, and chemical-free is an added bonus.”

Prior to joining Roving Blue, Inc., Kathleen served as the Industry Liaison for the National Guard Association, or “NGAUS”. She also served as Director of Business Development for a defense contractor specializing in aircraft training and worked in Human Capital Management for the Department for the Navy.

Kathleen earned her MBA at George Washington University in Washington DC.  She Is a member of the National Guard Association and the Enlisted Association of the United States.

Kathleen Cyphert may be reached at Kathleen@RovingBlue.com.

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The Roving Blue “MVP” – a compact water purification system that can serve 40-150 people a day in humanitarian aid/disaster situations.

 

Roving Blue CEO Yana DeMyer Interviewed on EriCast

Eric Paulsen, local Wisconsin radio personality and host of the new podcast EriCast, talked with Roving Blue CEO Marianna DeMyer about their remarkable, portable ozone water purification technology which can also sterilize, clean, and freshen things beyond water.

Listen to this incredible discussion on Episode 2 of #EriCast here:

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Episode 2 of EriCast where Yana DeMyer and Eric Paulsen discuss Roving Blue and all things ozone.

Eric’s podcast will soon be available on iHeartRADIO, so stay tuned for more information and great interviews from this amazing talent!

 

ROVING BLUE ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC ALLIANCE WITH NEPHROS TO INTRODUCE NEW CLASS OF PORTABLE WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Lena, WI – November 14, 2016 – Roving Blue Inc., a Wisconsin manufacturer of advanced water purification systems, announces today that it has entered an exclusive license agreement with Nephros, Inc. (OTCQB: NEPH), a New Jersey developer of high performance liquid purification ultrafilters and hemodialfiltration systems. The license agreement covers the NanoBlue ultrafilter for use in Roving Blue’s advanced ozone-based water purification system.

Nephros, Inc., well known for its FDA 510(k) cleared ultrafilters used in hospitals to protect against water-borne pathogens, has granted Roving Blue an exclusive worldwide license for the NanoBlue filter for use in combination with Roving Blue’s MVP, an ozone-based, portable water purification system.

The MVP is housed in a small but rugged waterproof case, smaller and lighter than a single case of water. The system produces a water-bottle-a-minute of clean drinking water, and can support anywhere between 50-160 people per day, depending on the environment.

According to Nephros CEO Daron Evans “At 5 nanometers, the pore size of the NanoBlue ultrafilter can stop particles smaller than viruses from getting through the system. When combined with Roving Blue’s unique ozone based sanitation technology, the MVP is uniquely effective in the purification of water.”

“We like to say that other purification systems may make clean water, but we’re the only company whose machines make water that cleans”, Roving Blue CEO Marianna “Yana” DeMyer said, referring to the downstream capability of the output water. Purified, ozonized has the potential to do anything from providing drinking water to combat troops in biologically hostile environments to washing lettuce that may be tainted with e-coli or other dangerous organisms. Ozone in water combats foul smells and tastes, leaving a clean, fresh taste.

Citing UN Water statistics, Yana said that by the year 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in areas of severe water stress. This means all sources of fresh water, whether from captured rain water, lakes, rivers or streams, will be highly valued & needed for drinking water purposes.

About Roving Blue, Inc.:

Roving Blue manufactures the MVP which is a lightweight, portable water purification system that produces purified drinking water from fresh water sources such as ponds, streams and ditches. It also recently launched the O-Pen, which is an individual use purification device designed to purify any tap water anywhere in the world.  Both represent a significant advancement over microfiltration and UV systems due to their employment of dissolved ozone gas (more powerful than chlorine) for highly effective microbiological control.

 

Contact Information:

Meli Lussier, Director of Sales
Roving Blue, Inc.
meli@rovingblue.com
(843) 259-0010

Crimson Viper Field Experiments 2016 & Roving Blue

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Roving Blue, Inc. is currently participating in the Crimson Viper Field Experiments in Thailand.  The Crimson Viper Field Experiment (CV) is conducted annually in Thailand by the Royal Thai Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Department (DSTD) and US Pacific Command Science and Technology Office (USPACOM J85). Crimson Viper is a technology experimentation venue that promotes S&T collaboration and is a means of obtaining operational feedback for technology development.

DSTD coordinates with Royal Thai Armed Forces science and technology (S&T) service organizations to co-host CV on a rotational basis. This year, the Royal Thai Army (RTA) Research and Development Office (ARDO) will co-host the event with DSTD with assistance from the RTA Fort Adisorn Cavalry Center.

The NAVAIR Technology Experimentation Center (TEC) will coordinate the overall event in support of PACOM J85 while supporting individual technology experiments.

CV16 will consist of field experiments and a visitor/DV day at the Royal Thai Army, Cavalry Center, Fort Adisorn.

The water purification technology experimentation conducted during CV16 will be in direct support of the Integrated Water Purification System (IWPS) project objectives. The purpose of technology experimentation in Crimson Viper 2016 (CV16) is to experiment with leading edge technologies and proposed Concepts of Operation (CONOP) in relevant operational conditions to gather operational feedback. Additionally, CV16 will provide engagement opportunities with Royal Thai Army (RTA) partners.

Crimson Viper is executed under the ambit of the Thai-American Consultations (TAC) Joint Statement. Crimson Viper was discussed during TAC XVI on 9-11 April 2014 under Working Group IV for “Relationship Building, Coordination and Collaboration at All Levels” under subgroup IV.2 for Science and Technology.

Crimson Viper objectives are to experiment with candidate technologies in a field environment to:

•      Support collaboration and promote interoperability between Royal Thai Armed Forces and USPACOM via S&T partnership with DSTD

•      Assess candidate technologies and provide assessment feedback to the science and technology community

•      Confirm technology maturity prior to introducing to warfighters

•      Provide candidate technologies for longer term assessment

INTRODUCING THE ROVING BLUE O-Pen The Power to PURIFY WATER in Your Pocket!

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Now taking pre-orders for a limited supply of the Roving Blue O-Pen! The first 300 units will be a brushed Stainless Steel Pen in an attractive gift box.  Might even be a collector’s item one day!

Anticipated ship date is July 30.

See the O-Pen in Action Here:

ORDER NOW 

Travelers:  TSA approved to bring on board, the O-Pen will allows you to drink water from any tap worldwide, and ensures that you won’t get sick from microbes in the water.

Campers/Hikers: This is as lightweight as it comes! Say goodbye to hauling water around, and say hello to any river, lake or stream in the vicinity.

Preppers:  What are you waiting for? This is the FIRST thing that should go into your bug-out bag!

Drinking water is one of the first things that gets compromised when there is a disaster; floods, hurricanes, or earthquakes. Now you can have peace of mind right in the palm of your hand!

Featuring the SAME advanced technology in our Roving Blue Model MVP-A, dissolved ozone gas IS the cutting edge of water purification today!

Sturdy: Stainless Steel case ensures durability and long-life.

Fast-Acting: It will purify .5 L or 16 oz. of water in under one minute.

Ultra Portable: The O-Pen weighs only 1.2 oz. (30 g).

No Waste: Rechargeable battery with USB cable included. Purifies approximately 15 liters per charge (about 30 uses)

You CAN drink the water!

The O-Pen makes water safe by infusing it with tiny bubbles of ozone gas.

Approved by the FDA and the USDA for use in drinking water, ozone is more powerful than chlorine and is highly effective against bacteria, viruses, giardia, cryptosporidium, typhoid fever, coliform, dysentery, cholera, infectious jaundice, hepatitis, influenza virus, e-coli, enteric and many other dangerous microorganisms.

Ozone also removes unpleasant tastes and odors – you won’t be able to tell the difference between your glass of tap water and bottled water.

Product Information Sheet:

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Roving Blue’s Eric Clayton Interviews Expert Health Writer Jan Modric on Dehydration

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Fresshwater.Com interviews health writer Jan Modric who writes for Ehealthstar.com and Nutrientsreview.com.

 

Where are you from, what is your educational background, and what kind of work have done?  What projects are you presently working on?

I am a health writer from Ljubljana/Slovenia and I have finished a medical faculty at University of Ljubljana. Currently, I write for Ehealthstar.com and Nutrientsreview.com. In my writing, I rely on systematic reviews of studies, experience from doctors from various American hospitals and, when it comes to dehydration and water intoxication, also on the newspaper reports.

How long can you survive without water?  Eights days sounds like a lot, why do I hear that 72 hours without water is a death sentence?

According to various newspaper reports, people–from a newborn to a 97 years old woman–have survived up to eight days without any water and food. I’ve collected some of these stories in this article. Eight days really sounds a lot and not everyone can survive so long. Most people might survive for at least 72 hours without water, so this is often used as an estimation that does not want to promise too much. I believe that in ideal circumstances (sitting in a shadow at 50-70 °F or 10-21 °C), many people can survive at least for 4 or 5 days. On the other hand, while walking in a hot desert you can expect to survive only for about 1 day without water.

What are the symptoms of mild, moderate, and severe dehydration?

 

You are mildly dehydrated when you lose 1-2% of your body weight due to lack of water. Two typical symptoms are thirst and dry mouth, but they are both quite unreliable. You can be thirsty and not dehydrated or severely dehydrated and not thirsty at all. Dry mouth can be also caused by anxiety, breathing through the mouth or drinking alcohol. Some people, when thirsty, feel like they are hungry.

 

In moderate dehydration (3-6% loss of body weight) your lips become dry, you can be tired or have mild headache. You urinate only a little and the urine becomes dark yellow.

 

In severe dehydration (loss of more than 6% of body weigh) you can be very thirsty and exhausted and you can have a severe headache. Despite a warm ambient, you sweat very little; you also urinate very little or not at all and your urine becomes brown.

 

Is there a way to tell how dehydrated you are based on urine color? Is urine color a dependable indicator?

 

Urine color is very “telling” — in mild dehydration it is usually pale yellow and in severe dehydration it is brown. Various urine color charts can help you estimate the extent of dehydration but not to calculate the exact amount of water you need to drink. Note that foods high in beta-carotene (carrots, sweet potatoes), vitamin B2 supplements and artificial dyes (candies, morning cereals, alcoholic beverages) can also make your urine yellow.

Are there other ways to self test for dehydration?

The most exact self test for dehydration is checking your morning body weight. One morning (when you assume you are well hydrated because you have been drinking enough for several days), weigh yourself after emptying your bladder and bowel and before eating or drinking anything. This is then your “normal morning body weight.” If at any later day you think you may be dehydrated, check your morning weight again; if, for example, your body weight has dropped by four pounds, it probably means you miss about two liters of water. A sudden loss of weight (within hours to few days) is much more likely caused by water loss rather than fat loss.

 

The other much simpler but less reliable test is a skin turgor test. Pinch the skin between the thumb and index finger on the back of your hand. When you are well hydrated, the skin fold should flatten immediately, but the fold will persist for a second or two if you are mildly dehydrated or for several seconds or even minutes if you are severely dehydrated. The skin turgor test does not work well in old people with wrinkled skin and in obese people with tense skin.

Which are the optimal beverages for re-hydration and does it depend on the type of dehydration you have?

The optimal beverage for rehydration for children older than four years of age and adults is water. Mineral water that contains some sodium can be more tasty and thus easier to drink. A herbal tea can be also fine. If water is not available, coffee, real tea, soda, fruit juice, sport drinks, milk and even beer can also rehydrate you. Caffeine and alcohol stimulate urination slightly, but this should not be a problem, because you usually consume more water from caffeinated drinks or beer than you lose it with urine. By drinking sugary drinks you may consume more sugar (and thus calories than you intended.

 

Infants and children younger than four years who become dehydrated due to persistent diarrhea or vomiting should receive an oral rehydration solution, which contains sugar and electrolytes — various brands are available in supermarkets and drug stores. Giving plain water to a dehydrated infant can result in a life-threatening drop of blood sodium.

 

When you see a person that appears severely dehydrated, exhausted and not able to walk, call a doctor before you give him or her anything to drink. Such a person will likely need an intravenous infusion of saline.

 

A doctor in a hospital needs to be aware of three types of dehydration –isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic (depending on the amount of water and electrolytes lost)–, which are treated differently, but a layman person does not need to worry about this in everyday situations.

 

The other much simpler but less reliable test is a skin turgor test. Pinch the skin between the thumb and index finger on the back of your hand. When you are well hydrated, the skin fold should flatten immediately, but the fold will persist for a second or two if you are mildly dehydrated or for several seconds or even minutes if you are severely dehydrated. The skin turgor test does not work well in old people with wrinkled skin and in obese people with tense skin.

 

What is the affect of drinking distilled water all the time? Does it dehydrate you?

 

As long as you eat regularly, which means you consume sodium and other minerals, you can drink distilled, demineralized or deionized water and you will not likely experiencing any side effect. Distilled water does not dehydrate you.

 

During fasting for several weeks, drinking only distilled water and consuming no sodium, could theoretically leach too much sodium from your body and result in a drop of blood sodium levels (hyponatremia). Again, this is not a realistic scenario when you eat regularly. The claim that distilled water is dangerous for your health is a hype. But then, why would you want to drink distilled water at all? It lacks minerals and, by itself, is not healthier than other types of water.

 

 

What is the difference between water intoxication and polydipsia?  Are both of these conditions life threatening?

 

Polydipsia means “excessive thirst,” so this describes only the feeling or behavior rather than a health condition.

 

In otherwise healthy individuals, excessive drinking can result in water intoxication (a drop of blood sodium levels or hyponatremia) only when they do not consume enough sodium from food. This typically occurs in women on “water diets,” in alcoholics who consume nothing but beer, in participants of water drinking contests and in marathon runners who drink too much during the race. Some young people with psychological problems may drink more than 10 liters of water per day.

 

The lowest amount of water for which I’ve read it caused water intoxication resulting in death was four liters of diet soda in two hours drunk by a woman who was on a low-calorie (and hence low-sodium) diet for.

 

Athletes who train in hot weather may need to drink more than two gallons of water per day, but as long as they consume food with enough sodium they are not at risk of water intoxication. According to Current U.S. Military Fluid Replacement Guidelines from 2003, an individual should not drink more than 1.4 liters of water per hour when drinking for several hours in a row.

 

Do you have any closing statements, tips, or warnings about dehydration that I have not covered with the questions above

 

You can become dehydrated, tired and constipated without being thirsty by just sitting at your desk and not drinking enough. Having a bottle of water at hand can remind you that you need to drink. You do not need to drink “a lot,” of water, but just as much as you lose it from your body. Sedentary adults living in moderate climates need about two liters of water per day (from beverages and foods combined). The more you sweat the more water you need to consume. To check if you are dehydrated you can weigh yourself or check your skin turgor on the back of your hand.

 

Plain bottled or tap water may be boring to drink. You may want to find some delicious mineral water that contains some sodium and you may enjoy drinking more. Try to avoid sugary drinks — they can be addictive, they cost money and can make you fat.

 

Water intoxication does not likely occur by accident; it usually results from consciously exaggerated water drinking.

 

 

Authors:

Jan Modric, a 49 years old male health writer from Ljubljana/Slovenia. He finished a medical faculty at University of Ljubljana, but does not work as a doctor. Currently he writes for Ehealthstar.com and Nutrientsreview.com. He searches through systematic reviews of studies and other evidence-based sources and writes for people who want to better understand the health problems they have and for those interested in the effects and side effects of nutrients.

Eric Clayton, Founder and Owner of Fresshwater.Com
Born in Chicago IL 1955

Raised on the gang infested streets of Harvey,IL ( a south suburb of Chicago).  Went  to college in Kansas and acquired both my Bachelors and Masters degrees in Political Science. Worked as a staff member at Wichita State University , attempted to sell life insurance, assistant retail managers, have spent 30 years plus as a telecommunications engineer, a certified tennis instructor, and a Roving Blue sales representative. Is a very avid un-ranked competitive chess player and a former youth assistant football coach.

Fresshwater.Com  was created to help people prepare for water crisis situations.  It presents information about DIY water gathering solutions to the most sophisticated water filtration and purification solutions. People can’t afford to go 72 hours without water and Fresshwater’s presence is assurance that the average citizens will be educated and prepared for the worst.

Return Trip to Ft. Benning, GA – AEWE 2016

This week Roving Blue is back in Ft. Benning, GA to kick off another round of US Army ‪#‎AEWE‬ experiments. In this photo CFO Jim Gilmet demonstrates to onlookers that size really DOES matter. Especially when you are manually transporting your water resources.

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Which would YOU rather carry? The Water Buffalo (pictured) or Roving Blue?

Size matters. And we are less than 25 lbs soaking wet. Wonder what a Water Buffalo weighs…

 

Roving Blue CEO, Yana DeMyer, on Flint, MI Morning Radio Show – Supertalk 1570

Listen in as Roving Blue CEO, Yana DeMyer, discusses how Roving Blue can be a solution to removing lead from the water in Flint, MI.  She appeared this morning on The Michael J. Thorp show on Supertalk 1570 AM in Flint, MI.

Yana also discussed future products in the works at Roving Blue, so you don’t want to miss this!  Tune it at the link below to hear the interview:

https://clyp.it/rvccf10e

 

At the Defense Alliance Architect of Defense Award Ceremony – Minneapolis, MN

Lena, Wisconsin based Start-up Roving Blue, Inc. Honored With “Architect of Defense” Award

For Immediate Release:

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – 22 January, 2016:

Roving Blue, Inc., one of only two companies recognized out of a 34 state area, was honored by The Defense Alliance with its annual “Architect of Defense” award.

The Defense Alliance is an organization whose mission is to network and expand the defense industry job and technology base of the Upper Midwest, and promote the region’s innovative contributions to the nation’s defense.

According to Executive Director, Chip Laingen, The Company was chosen because it “Demonstrated superior tenacity in listening to and responding to military customer design inputs to improve its products, and innovative commercialization efforts.”

The honored guest and presenter of the evening was Major General Neal Loidolt, U.S. Army, Commanding General of the fabled 34th Infantry Division (the “Red Bulls”), who spoke about the U.S. Military’s role in global security, and the National Guard’s role in that ongoing mission.

More than 75 people from defense-oriented organizations attended the event which was hosted by HGA, one of the nation’s leading architectural and engineering firms.

The Defense Alliance is a regional catalyst for technology-based economic development.  It recently passed the $150 million mark in contract gains for companies assisted since 2011, when the SBA recognized and funded it as an Advanced Defense Technologies Cluster (ADT).  Learn more at the Alliance’s websites (www.defensealliance.com / www.powerfordefense.com).

Participation in the Defense Alliance is sought among groups and individuals with an interest in seeing the region’s defense contributions grow, including large and small firms, academic and R&D institutions, our elected officials, and professional military and trade organizations.  Its founder is Paul Wagner, Chairman & CEO of Minnesota Wire. manufactures a highly ruggedized, portable water filtration device for military expeditionary use, and for the commercial outdoor, and disaster preparedness and response markets.

The evening was sponsored in part by:  Polaris Defense, which has a rapidly growing defense portfolio; and Veteran Beer Company, a craft brewer that only hires Veterans and provides a substantial portion of its profits to Veteran causes.

The other awardee is Navitas Systems is an innovative battery solutions provider for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Energy (DoE), and commercial users.  Their novel 6T lithium battery will be used in a variety of ground combat vehicles (including the new Humvee replacement called JLTV– recently awarded to Oshkosh Truck).

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Pictured left to right:

CDR Chip Laingen, Executive Director, Defense Alliance, Major General Neil Loidolt, Commander 34th Infantry Division, Marianna “Yana” DeMyer, CEO Roving Blue, James Gilmet, CFO Roving Blue

Contact:

 

Marianna “Yana” DeMyer

​CEO

920-621-2163

yana@rovingblue.com

Roving Blue, Inc.

5220 St. Patricks Rd.

Lena, WI 54139