An estimated 663 million people globally do not have access to clean drinking water, killing millions of children every year. So many of these lives could be saved with water filtration . . . but for now, it’s complicated and expensive.
The Solution: The Drinkable Book, named by it’s inventor, Theresa Dankovich, Ph.D.
Dankovich, Ph.D , knew that silver and similar metals have been known for centuries to have the ability to kill bacteria. So, connecting the dots, Dankovich embedded silver nanoparticles on thick sheets of filter paper that can purify water. She calls her discovery “The Drinkable Book”.
Well, no, it’s not a book, but it looks like one.
Each page of “The Book” can be removed, then slides into a special holding device in which water is poured through and filtered. . . right now, a 99% success rate is being achieved. A page can clean up to 26 gallons of drinking water and a book can filter one person’s water needs for four years!!!!
The discovery is an inexpensive, simple, easy to transport, nanotechnology method that can purify water and save millions of lives in the poorest of countries of the world who have no access to drinkable water.
Though research is still needed to determine whether the system can filter all contaminants, including viruses, Dankovich is optimistic; she says she is talking to partners who could help fund more testing and, eventually, large-scale production.