The Clean Water Filtration System Harvests Chemicals for Ethical Sale

 - Sep 18, 2013
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The Clean Water filtration system might look modest but it's gushing with potential. What we have here is an innovative planter that helps to provide safe drinking water and doubles as a means to make profits for impoverished people in the developing world. It costs just $10.

Stephen Goodwin Honan of Oxford University has specially chosen plants that are most effective at absorbing the toxic arsenic that contaminates much of the available H2O in places like Bangladesh. Responsible for the deaths of a great many people, this chemical is drawn out ingeniously by simply allowing the liquid to be filtered through the large container. The herbage soaks up the metalloid, producing safe potable water. The Clean Water filtration system also yields the byproduct of extractable arsenic that can be sold by individual families for around $85 per year.