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'Drinkable Book' Lets You Filter Water

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'Drinkable Book' Lets You Filter Water
Photo Brian Gartside

Here's a literary work that will revolutionize water as you know it: with the Drinkable Book. Developed by scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia, this drinkable book has a dual purpose: informing readers of proper sanitation and hygiene while also serving as a water filter.

Each page of this brilliantly designed book can be pulled apart and inserted into a custom filter box to produce 100 liters of clean water. This is possible thanks to the advanced techonology used in producing the paper, which is coated with silver nanoparticles "whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E.coli." and reduce bacteria count by 99.99%,  Design Boom reports.

The Drinkable Book was designed by NYC typographer Brian Gartside for Water Is Life, a non-profit organization. The best part about this book with a conscience is that it cost just pennies to make and is an economic solution that can help provide up to 30 days of clean water to people residing in developing countries. 

Check out this nifty video of the Drinkable Book in action:

All images by Brian Gartside via Design Boom

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