Updated Mar 28, 2019

Water filter media and systems of granulated ceramics

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A. reid Harvey

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TAM Ceramics water filter systems of granulated ceramics is genuinely sustainable and will maximize achievement of SDG6.

Silver metal as a broad range anti-microbial is bonded to ceramic granules and essentially destroys pathogens through the oligodynamic effect as they travel through a filter bed, bouncing from one silver contact to the next.
Silver metal as a broad range anti-microbial is bonded to ceramic granules and essentially destroys pathogens through the oligodynamic effect as they travel through a filter bed, bouncing from one silver contact to the next.
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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

R&D has included that which indicates pathogen reduction to the highest standard as well as leaching of silver well within allowable limits. TAM Ceramics is now ready for production and distribution.

Focus Areas:

Water Supply/Quality, Health Systems and Maternal Newborn and Child Health

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Implemented In:

Kenya and Nepal

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Key Partner
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Countries Implemented In
100
Employees

Problem

Several problems include, 1) In the developing world, waterborne illnesses and deaths due to pathogens, and, 2) In the industrial world lack of sustainable options for water treatment and its new and various challenges.

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Solution

For 1) the developing world water filter systems of granulated ceramics will be genuinely sustainable: remarkably low cost and user friendly with production widely replicable. Filter systems will be point-of-use and of any size; not merely that of households. 2) For the industrial world the filter systems will combine the two steps of filtration and disinfection into a single step. Systems will also be sustainable for emergency preparedness and effectiveness against emerging contaminants.

Target Beneficiaries

In, 1) the developing world the most noteworthy beneficiaries will be small children whose immune systems are immature and who die by the 1,000s daily as a result of pathogen contaminated water. Effectiveness will be against waterborne illnesses in general, the technology capable of maximizing accomplishment of SDG6. 2) In the industrial world the technology will reach a broader range of applications in water treatment as well as substantially reducing costs.

Mission and Vision

No other technology of water treatment has such potential in reaching huge numbers of those vulnerable in low income countries; maximizing accomplishment of SDG6, water for all by 2030. Water treatment will be recognized as sustainable for entire communities and not merely for households.

Competitive Advantage

For, 1) the developing world, while household water treatment is the only technology of treatment recognized by the World Health Organization only the boiling of contaminated water has achieved scale. I.e., no other household treatment has proven to be sustainable. As to boiling, the poor cannot afford this, rather, drinking contaminated water. Note that TAM's water filter systems (as invented by me) will prove to be remarkably low cost. For, 2) the industrial world, TAM's filter media will combine the two steps of filtration and disinfection into a single step. Applications for emergency preparedness and against emerging contaminants should also prove to be far better than other alternatives, while these others are few and far between.

Planned Goals and Milestones

The water filter systems of granulated ceramics should be implemented in the field, with likely application in Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia. In these applications local partners will be working with community water committees, building awareness among users and following up with monitoring and evaluation.
Funding Goal500,000
Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted200,000
New Implemented CountriesNigeria, Zambia, South Africa
Recruit300 management, 9 board, 3 advisors, 100 volunteers (approximate)
New FeatureDysentery, cholera, typhoid and giardia as a few of the many

The Team Behind the Innovation

TAM Ceramics water filter team includes, 1) Ceramic engineers, George Bilkey and John Hess, 2) Head of R&D, Mike Chu, 3) Senior scientist, Reid Harvey, 4) Marketing Manager, Tony Conti, 5) Lab/plant technicians, John Sherman and Adam Rott, and, 6) Field staff, Anthony Akpan and Stephen Siwila.

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Milestone

Jul 2019
New Country Implemented In
Nepal
Mar 2019
Recognition ReceivedPENDING
Jan 2019
In The News
ORGANIZATIONUNC Water Institute, Household Water Network Newsletter
Jul 2003
Created
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In
Date Unknown
New Country Implemented In

Supporting Materials

TAM-feature-01-02-2019.pdf
VN-MarchApril.pdf