Cleaning tablet expected to help millions in developing countries


Water cleaning tablet expected to help millions unable access to clean drinking water. A small facility in Charlottesville, Virginia wants to change the world using  ceramic pills.

“The Madidrop is a small ceramic tablet embedded with silver – drop it in ten liters of water, it releases the silver ions and cleanses the water” Said David Dusseau
MadiDrop PBC, CEO.

The company behind the MadiDrop believes it can help people most vulnerable to dangerous drinking water. Saving lives thousands of miles away from the United States where it is based, developed at the University of Virginia . The team behind the technology hopes it can go some way to helping a third of the world’s population which suffers from regularly contaminated water.

The biggest problem in the developing world and particularly places like Africa are waterborne pathogens, these are micro-organisms that colonize your gastrointestinal system and make you sick infecting you with diseases such as Cholera, E. coli according to Professor James Smith co-founder and Chief Scientist at MadiDrop. Most at risk from unsafe water are children, with the United Nations estimating over 800,000, under the age of five, die as a result of contaminated water each year.

The table is easy to use and inexpensive  with one tablet expected to cost just 5 dollars. The tablets will be rolled out next year in its largest field test yet, the aim that one day the tablet will be dropped into millions of water supplies worldwide.