The WATERisLIFE Ceramic Bucket Filter removes waterborne bacteria through a three-stage filtration process:
Stage 1: Submicron filtration. The outer ceramic layer removes particulate matter, bacteria and cysts very efficiently at .2 microns.
Stage 2: Sterilization. The water passes through the colloidal silver within the ceramic layer, which sterilizes the water and eliminates the growth of bacteria.
Stage 3: Granular activated carbon. The water passes through the granular activated carbon, which absorbs chlorine, foul taste and odors, and organic chemicals.
This is the simplest form of water filtration and can filter 5,000 gallons of water. The filter can be cleaned with a simple abrasive pad. This is a two-bucket system, one mounted atop the other. The buckets or containers must be plastic, but they can be almost any size (two gallon, five gallon or 10 gallon). The buckets are purchased locally to support the economy and ensure future availability.
Teaching people how to assemble the WATERisLIFE Ceramic Bucket Filter does not require printed instructions or even the
ability to speak the local language. A hands-on demonstration allows for easy assembly. When water is poured into the top bucket, it passes through the filter into the hollow stem and drips into the bottom bucket, providing safe drinking water from the spigot.
The WiL Ceramic Bucket Filter costs approximately $40 per unit and can last for five to seven years based on maintenance of the filter.
The WATERisLIFE Nano Bucket Filter (a hollow fiber membrane filtration system) is similar to a common kitchen strainer or coffee filter but at a microscopic level. Using the same technology as kidney dialysis, the tiny polysulfone micro tubes trap all bacteria larger than .1 microns in diameter. Harmful bacteria and microorganisms, which contribute to millions of deaths each year, remain inside the filter casing and are removed by simple back flushing.
WATERisLIFE Nano Bucket Filters provide an effective way to purify water by using physical barrier filtration to remove pathogens from water (see figure 1). This ultra purification system does not require chemicals; it is efficient; and it does not remove natural, valuable minerals, such as calcium and magnesium.
Teaching people how to assemble the WATERisLIFE Nano Bucket Filter does not require printed instructions or even the ability to speak the local language. A hands-on demonstration allows for easy assembly.
This is a one-bucket system. The bucket or container must be plastic, but it can be almost any size (two gallon or five-gallon). The buckets are purchased locally to support the economy and ensure future availability. Each WATERisLIFE Nano Bucket Filter is $40 and, with proper back flushing, can last up to 10 years.