Lightweight, Compact Water Filter

The St. Anne’s-Belfield School InvenTeam invented CHINChILLA (Compact Hybrid In-situ Nano-filtering Chemical-removing Ion-exchanging Lightweight Lixiviating Appliance). The filtration design is a stack of multiple filters that can remove pollutants and deliver potable water with minimal losses. CHINChILLA is easy to use and disposable. Whether the use is in the home following an industrial spill or for disaster relief, CHINChILLA can filter at least a liter of water every day for a week. The target cost of the filter is less than $5 to facilitate production in large numbers for rapid deployment to the area in need. Watch their 2015 EurekaFest Video