The Drinkable Book is a portable water purification system. Each page of the book is its own little filter that can clean up to 100 liters of water (approximately a 30-day supply). Each Drinkable Book can provide a single person with up to four years of clean water.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia developed a special type of paper coated in silver nano particles, which kill bacteria. As contaminated water passes through the paper, bacteria absorb the silver ions, killing them instantaneously and rendering the water potable.
In an effort to educate the people using the book, each page is printed with guidelines and tips for safe water consumption. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon and University of Virginia developed a special kind of paper that’s coated in silver nanoparticles, which kill bacteria. As dirty water passes through the paper, bacteria absorbs the silver ions which causes it to die.
In an effort to educate the people using the book, each page comes printed with guidelines and tips for safe water consumption.
Field testing will be conducted in 2014 and researchers hope to have a commercially viable product ready for 2015.
Publicly available: no
Countries where available: Not yet commercially available.
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