A Low Cost Family Water Filter For Developing Countries

Project: Research project

Project Details


The main objective of this research is to develop a low cost family water filters for developing nations. The filter will remove pathogens as well as pesticides and heavy metals such as Pb, Cd, and As in drinking water due to the application of agricultural chemicals. The aim is to use the locally available materials such as bio-char, charcoal and hematite found in the developing nations for the development of low-cost clay-pot filters. The proposed filter is a fully sustainable design with the ability to purify water at affordable costs. The production is a low energy process where agricultural waste will be combusted in the Kiln to heat the air dried filters. The filtering system will have the capability to operate under adverse economic, social, and environmental conditions.  
Effective start/end date9/1/158/31/16


  • Environmental Protection Agency


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