Ross Brooks

The Drinkable Book is Made From Filter Paper that Cleans and Purifies Water for up to Four Years

by , 05/07/14
filed under: gallery, green gadgets



The Drinkable Book by DDB and Waterislife can provide safe drinking water for up to four years, DDB and Waterislife create a book that purifies contaminated drinking water with paper filters, McGill University and the University of Virginia chemist, Dr. Theresa Dankovich create a new type of filter paper for contaminated water, the Drinkable Book uses silver nanoparticles to kill water diseases such as cholera and typhoid

Each of the pages within the book is coated with silver nanoparticles that actively target diseases such as cholera, typhoid and E.coli. Water that passes through the filter is comparable to tap water in the United States, with the amount of bacteria being reduced by as much as 99.99 percent. Using the book is easy as well – it works in a similar fashion to normal coffee filters. Simply tear along the perforation, slide the filter into the 3D printed case, and pour the contaminated water through.

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The Drinkable Book project was spearheaded by the non-profit organization Waterislife, along with the help of social creative agency DDB New York. Matt Eastwood, CCO of DDB New York, said, “The Drinkable Book’s filter paper will revolutionize water purification. It costs only pennies to produce, making it by far the cheapest option on the market.”

Not only will the book provide a unique physical tool to help prevent the 3.4 million deaths that occur each year from water related diseases, but it will also act as an important educational tool. The content on each page, printed in food grade ink in both English and Swahili, educates people about safe water habits, and could spread simple, but life saving advice.

Waterislife / + DDB New York

Via PSFK

Images by DDB New York

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