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2006

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2016

2021

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Ceramic Water Filter

This is a Project. It is dated 2006. Its medium is ceramic water filter (cambodia): ceramic clay, plastic container, colloidal silver paint; ceramic water filter (nepal): ceramic clay, plastic container, colloidal silver paint; ceramic water filter (nicaragua): local nicaraguan terra-cotta clay, sawdust.

Originally designed by Dr. Fernando Mazareigos, a Guatemalan chemist, the Ceramic Water Filter combines the filtration capability of ceramic with the anti-bacteriological qualities of colloidal silver. This filter has basic, yet impressive, impact on the lives of the rural poor, decreasing diarrhea, days of school or work missed due to illness, and medical expenses. A sociologist and potter, Ron Rivera of Potters for Peace redesigned the filter to standardize mass production in sixteen small production facilities in fourteen different countries.

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D (Ceramic Water Filter (Cambodia)): 106.7 × 61 × 61 cm (42 × 24 × 24 in.) H x W x D (Ceramic Water Filter (Nepal)): 106.7 × 61 × 61 cm (42 × 24 × 24 in.) H x diam. (Ceramic Water Filter (Nicaragua)): 45.7 × 38.1 cm (18 × 15 in.)

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