Purifying Water with a Book’s Pages

A new book, developed by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon and the University of Virginia, can bring contaminated water to 99.9% purity using its pages. The “drinkable book,” spearheaded by chemist Teri Dankovich, contains pages peppered with silver and copper nano-particles that neutralize bacteria upon contact. Each book can supply four years of clean drinking water for a single person and comes with a specially designed filter case that can be assembled to treat dirty water. If you’d like to send a drinkable book to a community in need, visit waterislife.com.