Gallery: Two US Students Develop Affordable Ceramic Water Filtration Sy...


Two US students from Penn State University have developed an affordable ceramic water filtration system for Africa’s Sub-Saharan countries. The system is based on a design by the non-profit organization Potters for Peace, and it can be built in just two days for $200.

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  1. Waranu Water February 8, 2013 at 2:04 am

    What an exciting concept!

    The beauty in this innovation is that clean water is no longer an element of charity or some handout. These low cost water filters only require education and training for the communities to be empowered to filter their own water.

    We have teamed up with a charity See Beyond Borders to help support rural communities in Cambodia through our company. These kind of innovations are going to help us make such a massive impact.

    Thanks for the great article!

    Also, I’d love to hear from anyone that has experience with water projects in developing communities for a blog series we want to run!

  2. bobanders January 25, 2013 at 9:22 am

    AdamMichaels – we’re not talking home water filters here. These are water filtration systems for third world countries that don’t currently have access to clean water systems. Professional mobile water purification systems can cost substantially more than $200 because of the technology and expertise required to set them up.

    I think this is a great innovative way for countries who can’t afford a professional grade water filtration system to still provide clean water to their people.

  3. adammichaels January 23, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    I can understand people trying to help solve the world\\\’s water problems by trying to find new solutions regarding water filters, however, this will not be one that is going to be applied. $200 is way too expensive for the people who really need it to be able to afford it. Not only that, there are other water filters out on the market already that do an equal or better job for less cost/price.

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