Water Purification : Filter Paper for the Production of Safe Drinking Water, Paperback / softback Book

Water Purification : Filter Paper for the Production of Safe Drinking Water Paperback / softback


A large segment of the population in undeveloped and developing countries drink untreated or partially treated water.

Annually, 6 to 60 billion cases of gastrointestinal illnesses are continuously reported due to safe drinking water, and over 1.6 million people die due to these water-borne diseases.

Owing to increasing concern about global water-related diseases associated with drinking water, finding an affordable and suitable way of water treatment is of great importance.

Filtration is a promising point-of-use water treatment.

Currently, most water filtration membranes are made of synthetic polymers derived from non-renewable resources.

Negative factors like climate change, many different environmental pollutants and the reduction of oil resources give rise to increase the demand of biodegradable products over non-renewable resources.

This book introduces a novel, cost effective and biodegradable filter; a so-called cellulose foam filter.

The cellulose foam filter is a novel porous cellulosic derivative made via a foam-laid process and modified in order to act as a water filter.

Improvements of wet strength performance and the biocidal activity of filters are two main tasks presented in this book.

Wet strength improvement is achieved through a furnish formulation, and the addition of agents and antimicrobial activity are preformed using polymeric antimicrobial agents, guanidine-based polymers and a-poly lysine.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Chemical engineering
  • ISBN: 9781536124378



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