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10/29/2009 1 Committed to delivering clean water to the world through sustainable enterprise and education filterpure mission statement FilterPure is committed to improving human survival and well being in developing countries while always maintaining respect for the culture and the individual.
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10/29/2009 2 filterpure strategy 1. Facilitate the manufacture and distribution of high quality ceramic water filters in developing nations. 2. Educate about water and its effects on health; basic hygiene and sanitation; and the use and care of the filter. 3. Implement safe water programs that are sustainable and adaptable in countries with limited infrastructure. water related disease facts y 884 million people, lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people. y 8,000 children between the ages of 8 and 14 die every day from water related disease. y For children under age five, water related diseases are the leading cause of death. y 88 percent of all diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water 88 percent of all diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene y Diarrhea kills at least as many people as tuberculosis or malaria, and five times more children than HIV/AIDS. Source: Water Partners International
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10/29/2009 3 effective intervention No intervention has greater overall impact upon national development and public health than the provision of safe drinking water and the proper disposal of human waste. the filterpure filter
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10/29/2009 4 ceramic water filtration y First filters manufactured in the early 1800’s in England to control cholera outbreaks. y Purify water by passing the water through pores in the ceramic membrane that are smaller than the bacteria and parasites. y Made from clay mixed with sawdust and silver, a natural anti bacterial agent. y Filters about 30 liters per day, enough for a family of six. y Can be used in developing countries because of their low price and high effectiveness at filtering bacteria. manufacturing process Simple and sustainable at the local level y Harvest and process clay into fine homogenous particles y Mix clay, processed sawdust, silver and water into homogenous mixture y Press clay mixture using press outfitted with filter molds y Slowly dry then fire in kiln at 900° C Slowly dry, then fire in kiln at 900 C (1650° F) y Insert ceramic filter into receptacle bucket outfitted with spigot and fitted lid
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This note was uploaded on 11/27/2009 for the course ISYE 4803 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Georgia Tech.

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