Book’s Pages Ready to Prevent Disease for Billions of People



Unless you’ve been cloistered in a Tibetan monastery, you may have noticed that the Western Michigan University Broncos are one game away from an undefeated regular season. Also worthy of mention is an undertaking by WMU Pilot Plants that helped test and manufacture technology poised to prevent disease for as many as 1.8 billion people world-wide! 


The paper will be packaged in “Safe Water Books,” with instructions in the local language. Each page of the Safe Water book is a water filter capable of killing the viruses and bacteria in the water that passes through it.
Folio filtering technology is a process originally developed at at McGill University. Folio Water of Pittsburgh, PA brought the concept of books printed in local languages that had pages treated with silver nano-particles to WMU for testing. A single page torn from the book can treat up to 100 liters of water.

Paper produced at WMU could provide clean water for millions

This is paper innovation! If you have heard of any other truly innovative ways to use paper – please share via the comments section below.