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Unveiled at Greenbuild 2015, the simple yet powerful KOHLER Clarity combines the company’s design prowess and engineering ingenuity to create a product that’s not only affordable enough to put in the hands of the millions who live without , but is also attractive enough to bring to market. The device, which follows global health leader PATH’s C1 filter guidelines, can filter up to 40 liters (10.5 gallons) of water per day (meeting the drinking water needs of a typical family) at a rate of over 2 liters per hour.
The key to the KOHLER Clarity is the ceramic filter. While using this kind of ceramic for is not new, Kohler is the first to repackage the ceramic filter in an affordable and attractive form. The ceramic is made from Diatomaceous earth—a crumbly and porous sedimentary deposit formed from the billion-year-old fossils called diatoms—mined from the ocean floor. After a small amount of bonding agent is added to the earth, the material…