It teaches smart, safe water habits and filters water!
The Drinkable book was co-created by Brian Gartside, a 28 year old graphic designer & typographer who is currently working for Deutsch Inc in New York. Joining the project were also various scientists and engineers who helped make the Drinkable book a reality, developed for the non-profit WaterIsLife organization serving an educational tool and inofrmation on water resource for the people living in developing countries.
On the pages, the educational awarness messages are written with food-grade inks in two languages, for example English and various other languages. Each page is coated with silver nanoparticles with ions that actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E. coli.
According to the creator, each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper, capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases. Bacteria count in the filtered water is reduced by over 99.99%, making it just comparable to tap water in the United States of America. Each filter provides up to 30 days worth of clean water, while each book is capable of ensuring that someone is drinking clean water for up to 4 years - and that's a total of 5,000 liters safe-to-consume drinking water per person.
The paper is cheap, easy to produce, so production costs make this product "by far the cheapest option on the market" as well as very practical.