THE CLEAN WATER CHALLENGE
"Water is the operating system (OS) for life. Open technology can foster innovation and make clean water more affordable for the people who need it most."
Low Cost // Affordable
Simple // Innovative // Effective
Over 1.8 million people die every year from drinking contaminated water and 4 billion disease cases are reported causing a huge negative health and economic impact. Water sources are becoming scarce and being contaminated more and more not only with bacteria but also with chemical residues. Even in rich countries the public’s trust in tap water has been affected, increasing the consumption and disposal of plastic bottles.
Imagine if you could get a portable tiny filter that could be screwed into any plastic bottle and allow you to safely drink water from the tap, from a stream, from a lake, from a water pond? Imagine if it would cost just $1?
We started with a vision to 3D print water filters anywhere in the world. Although 3D printing technology is still not there yet to produce high precision, fast, long lasting, low cost objects, 3D printing was a indispensible prototyping tool. After two years working in the design, tooling and molding we are now making the Faircap filters in large volumes using a tested 0.1 micron pore membrane technology to get rid of 99.99% of bacteria like e.Coli
You can order now on Amazon Prime and participate in our Buy 1 / Give 1 program. You will receive a Faircap Mini filter and you will donate a Faircap Family filter for Jerrycans to an NGO. Please help us achieve this goal!
If you are a designer, engineer, scientist, student, professor or would like to become an ambassador and help us promote this vision please contact us and sign up to get more news about project!
I found my true vocation in sustainable industrial design. My main motivation is the search and application of practical and profitable solutions towards products or waste design.
Guillian has built a rational course through the fine arts, industry and new technologies, teaching at Les Ateliers in Paris, and through science at the Laussane Poly Technical Institute
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Faircap is funded and supported by Elrha’s Humanitarian Innovation Fund (HIF) programme, a grant making facility which improved outcomes for people affected by humanitarian crises by identifying, nurturing and sharing more effective, innovative and scalable solutions. Elrha’s HIF is funded by aid from the UK Department for International Development (DFID). Elrha is a global charity that finds solutions to complex humanitarian problems through research and innovation. Visit www.elrha.org to find out more.