DrinkPure filtration device brings potable water where needed DrinkPure filtration device brings potable water where needed
jul 29, 2014

DrinkPure filtration device brings potable water where needed

drinkPure water filtration device brings potable water where needed
photo by ETH zürich




ETH zürich student jeremy nussbaumer has developed a water filtration device that brings potable water to areas where its most needed. responding to the world health organization’s (WHO) records that state that 3.4 million people die annually due to water-related diseases, nussbaumber has designed ‘DrinkPure‘, a membrane system that removes bacteria and other contaminants from water so that it is rendered drinkable.

drinkPure water filtration device brings potable water where needed
‘DrinkPure’ filters water via a membrane system




the purifying effect of the ‘DrinkPure’ waterfilter is achieved through three steps: 1) the dirty water passes through a pre-filter, extracting any plant debris and dirt; 2) it then goes through a layer of activated carbon where chemicals, heavy metals and odors are retained; 3) finally, a lining successfully holds bacteria as a result of homogenous pore size distribution in the film.


how ‘DrinkPure’ works
video courtesy of jeremy nussbaumer




nussbaumer has designed the ‘DrinkPure’ with wanting to assist development aid, and thus has made it a low-cost and reliable device that is compatible to PET bottles around the world. the fact that it can easily be screwed onto a plastic vessel, thus reduces the logistical expenses of having to quickly transport supply drinking water to those living in remote areas. it is also simple to operate, eliminating the need for instruction on how to use and clean the filters. in addition, because of its straightforward production process, ‘DrinkPure’ can be manufactured locally, decreasing the cost of providing clean water to those in need, and giving recipients more independence. though, ‘DrinkPure’ has obvious economic and social benefits in developing countries, it can also be used by travelers, hikers, adventurers etc., to ensure that you always have safe H20 to consume while you’re abroad.

drinkPure water filter
‘DrinkPure’ can easily be screwed onto any PET bottle
photo by ETH zürich



‘DrinkPure’ is currently seeking funding on indiegogo, and it is nussbaumer’s hope that by january 2015 he will send the first shipment of filters to africa.


drinkPure water filter
water is easily filtered through three easy steps


drinkPure water filtration device brings potable water where needed
photo by anna maltsev / ETH zürich



  • This is exactly what I was saying Coca-Cola should have done with their recent “useful” bottle cap programme in Asia. Bravo sir – now phone coke and get them to fund the manufacture and distribution of billions globally!

    sam says:

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