Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Projects To Purify Drinking Water In Guatemala, South Africa Aim To Improve Health Of Residents

The device looks deceptively simple - a porous clay pot placed in a five-gallon plastic bucket with a spigot - but Vinka Craver believes it can save millions of lives each year.

The assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Rhode Island says that when water is poured into the ceramic pot and it passes through to the bucket, the water is purified and becomes safe to drink.

Read the rest of the story on Medical News Today

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