The Drinkable Book is a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation & hygiene to those in the developing world.
Each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper, capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases. Each page is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.
Once water is passed through the filter, bacteria count is reduced by more than 99.99%, making the filtered water comparable to tap water in the US.
This filter paper could revolutionize water purification. It costs only pennies to produce, making it by far the cheapest option on the market.
Each book page filter is capable of giving someone up to 30 days worth of clean water, and each book is capable of providing someone with clean water for up to 4 years. It is estimated that each page can filter about 100L of water.
To operate The Drinkable Book, a person simply tears a single page from the book, slides it into supplied filter box, and pours water over it. The filter nanoparticles work to kill the microbes that often contaminate water.
In partnership with Dr Theresa Dankovich from Carnegie Mellon, WATERisLIFE introduced The Drinkable Book, the first-ever manual that provides safe water, sanitation and hygiene education and serves as a tool to kill deadly waterborne diseases by providing the reader with an opportunity to create clean, drinkable water from each page.
WATERisLIFE has introduced a campaign to move into full production of The Drinkable Book hopes to distribute the books as part of its integrated water, sanitation and hygiene program to save lives and transform communities, as well as make the books available for global partner distribution.
You can DONATE to help provide funding for research and development of The Drinkable Book to get it into the hands of those in desperate need of clean water.