Colloidal Silver Lined Clay Pot Filters

Colloidal Silver Lining of Pots
I. Goal
a. Use of a small system to cure water of disease and other bacteria and water through the use of colloidal silver on the lining of pots
b. make clay/sawdust ceramic filter pots capable of decimating 99.88% of water-borne disease agents
II. Benefits of the technology to the community
a. Healthier water system
b. Creates jobs for those in the ceramics trade
III. Local Availability
a. Depends on the amount of silver available
b. Needs saw dust, perhaps hay or straw could be a substitute
c. Also needs clay, depends on quality of Kenya soil if there is a lot of clay or not
IV. Regulatory Standards
a. Couldn’t really find any, contact “Potters for Peace” in Guatemala
b. Richard Wukich, a college ceramics professor who teaches at Slippery Rock University in Pittsburgh
V. Description of Product
a. Small pots are fired like regular ceramics. Sawdust is mixed with clay which in turn burns away in the kiln. Colloidal Silver lining is then applied to the pot via dipping or brushing on. Water is first poured in over a cloth covering the top so large particles are kept out. Silver particles then attach to bacteria, killing them. This water then seeps into a larger barrel which would be where clean water is contained. They would need possibly multiple pots per household, one barrel per house.
VI. Design Parameters
a. Materials
i. Clay
ii. Sawdust
iii. Colloidal Silver Solution
iv. Fabric
v. Kiln for Firing
b. Sizing
i. Pot can be 1 gallon
ii. Receptacle 5 gallons – could even be larger, maybe could use those big blue barrels
c. Operating skills
i. Little to none
d. Skills/time to make
i. Will create jobs needed to create ceramic pots
ii. Firing for most clay pots only takes two days; kiln could be wood fired or electric.

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