The innovation of Israelis never ceases to amaze us. Whether it's for defense or for creating water in the desert, necessity is truly the mother of Israeli inventions. Such is the case in the latest brainchild development brought to us by ISRAEL21c's Brian Blum — a device that recycles used kidney dialysis filters in order to purify water:
Every year across the world, more than 250 million dialysis filters are thrown away after only a single use cleansing a kidney patient’s blood of toxins. What if those filters could be recycled for a new use, wondered Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine Prof. Yoram Lass.
Could a medical filter that can remove even the slightest unwanted particle from human blood also work for, say, water purification?
Lass, whose specialty is in hemodynamics (the dynamics of blood flow) developed a novel patent for cleaning water using dialysis filters. Not only would the quality far surpass existing industrial purification systems, but the raw materials – those millions of discarded filters piling up in landfills – were essentially free for the cost of pick-up and delivery...