Incredible Book Features Pages That Purify Drinking Water

The Drinkable Book is not only meant to be read, but also used for water purification. New York-based typographer Brian Gartside teamed up with scientists and engineers from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Virginia to design this incredible book for the non-profit organization Water is Life. The manual's written content dispenses tips for proper sanitation and hygiene to those in the developing world.

Each page is coated with silver nanoparticles whose ions destroy nasty diseases like cholera, typhoid, and E. coli. The book comes with a custom filter that reduces the bacteria count by over 99.9% once its used, and it has the capability of providing someone with 5,000 liters of clean drinking water.

The paper in The Drinkable Book costs only pennies to produce, and makes it an inexpensive option for someone looking to ensure their health and safety.




Brian Gartside website and Water is Life website
via [Lost at E Minor and designboom]



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