Gallery: PureMadi Uses Ceramics and Nanoparticle Technology to Purify W...


In developing nations, access to clean water is a major humanitarian issue – so much so that numerous non-profits and foundations are dedicated specifically to providing access to basic sanitation. PureMadi, an organization of the University of Virginia, has invented two simple ceramic technologies for disinfecting water that are currently being developed for use in South Africa. The PureMadi filter and MadiDrop use ceramics treated with silver and copper nanoparticles to cheaply and efficiently eliminate 99.9% of waterborne pathogens.

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  1. noralapalma February 11, 2013 at 11:23 am

    This is the real help they need, and more, much more to live a life.

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