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  1. Potters for Peace is a US-based, non-profit, social justice organization that works in two clay-related fields: working with subsistence potters in Central America and working throughout the world to assist with the establishment of factories that produce ceramic water filters.
  2. The design for the filters used today was developed in 1981, by Dr. Fernando Mazariegos of the Central American Industrial Research Institute (ICAITI) in Guatemala, whose intent was to create low-cost filters, manufactured locally, that would make bacterially contaminated water potable. These...
  3. Ceramic candle filters are simple devices made out of clay and used to filter drinking water in order to removes turbidity, suspended materials and pathogens. Removal takes place by physical process such as mechanical trapping and adsorption on the ceramic candles, which have micro-scale pores....
  4. Every day, worldwide, 4000 children die from drinking unclean water. Drinking water, free of bacteria and protozoa, is essential for each human being. Developing countries – like Mexico, Nepal and Nigeria – do not have the resources to build and maintain Western-style water treatment plants and...
  5. 2007-04-30 This publication describes how pasture, fodder and livestock production have been integrated into conservation agriculture systems in Brazil's tropical zones. Vast areas of forest have been cleared in the tropical areas of Brazil for establishment of pastures that become unproductive once the...
  6. Abstract, ResearchGate, 2015 This work was aimed at developing an effective ceramic water filter candle that is inexpensive and affordable by all and sundry. The ceramic bodies were formulated from Nsu-clay and combustible materials which act as pore-creating agent. The formulated bodies were...
  7. Simple explanation of how the Potters for Peace Ceramic Water Purifier Filter removes bacteria from contaminated source water.
  8. Abstract, Springer Link, 2019 Background The Ceramic water filtration has been greatly improving the most waste materials from drinking water in developing countries. This research was carried out to determine the efficiency of the Ceramic water filters in improving water impurities. The raw...
  9. Abstract, Scientific African, 2019 This study investigates the production of ceramic water filters from various clay materials and their performances to improve the physical and bacteriological quality of drinking water. Ceramic water filters were prepared by combining clay with sawdust at...
  10. 2001-07-20 After the publication of our article on clay water filters (EDN71-4), we were questioned about the safety of colloidal silver.
  11. Colloidal SilverFilters (CSF) are simple household water treatment devices based on a physical treatment, which does not require energy supply. CSFs use a clay candle, pot or disc made of porous ceramic materials similar to traditional ceramic filters. But in CSFs, colloidal silver is used to...
  12. Abstract, Water, 2019 Efforts to provide safe water are challenged by recontamination and regrowth of pathogens in treated water during storage. This study evaluated the potential of metallic silver with a chemically etched surface to reduce recontamination risks during water storage in ceramic...