In East-Africa there are some 50 million people who lack access to clean drinking water.

Boiling the drinking water by charcoal in an open fire stoves is a common way to treat it before consumption. This process is expensive, inefficient and harmful to the human health not to mention the negative environmental impacts that charcoal production and burning has. Nanomaji is a simple water filter that uses highly advanced filter medium by Ahlstrom to tackle all the above mentioned problems. It is specifically designed to fit the local needs and environment to limit the necessary behavioral changes for the consumer.

The impact that Nanomaji can have on the greenhouse gas emissions is huge. By replacing the charcoal with Nanomaji filter more than half a kilogram of CO2 is saved per each liter of water. Now, think how many millions of liters can we potentially filter and what is the overall impact.

Nanomaji has also won the Finnish Climate Launchpad competition. 


Arturs Alsins

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