A Book that will Clean Water

by Rachel Baker on August 25, 2015

This is an amazing break-through in the quest for providing every man and woman and child clean drinking water in every place around the world. The challenge, I think, will be the cost of getting this to 663 million people in the world who don’t have access to clean water, but this possible solution is genius!

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Bug-killing book pages clean murky drinking water

The “drinkable book” combines treated paper with printed information on how and why water should be filtered.

Its pages contain nanoparticles of silver or copper, which kill bacteria in the water as it passes through.

In trials at 25 contaminated water sources in South Africa, Ghana and Bangladesh, the paper successfully removed more than 99% of bacteria.

The resulting levels of contamination are similar to US tap water, the researchers say. Tiny amounts of silver or copper also leached into the water, but these were well below safety limits.

The results were presented at the 250th national meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston, US.

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