Filtron is a ceramic filter that eliminates bacteria and turbidity in the water. It is a water purifier.
This technology, invented in 1981 by Licenciado Fernando Mazariegos from Guatemala, purifies water in two parts; First, it is a solids retainer since the pores of the filter unit are so small that it does not allow larger elements such as bacteria and dust particles, garbage, etc. to pass through.
On the other hand, the filter unit is impregnated with colloidal silver which has been known for a long time and is considered one of the most effective natural biocides. The bacteria that come into contact with the silver particles are neutralized, leaving the water safe for consumption.
This technology, which seeks to purify water in an economical, ecological, efficient and easy-to-understand way, was awarded by the World Bank in 2003 and 2004 with the Market Place Award and contributes to the UNO's millennium goal of reducing by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by the year 2015. The World Health Organization recognizes this filtration method as one of the most effective for treating water contaminated with pathogens harmful to health.
Today, with the help of the Organization Ceramistas por la Paz y Ron Rivera (QEPD), we have this filtration technology in Nicaragua. We have managed to take these filters to the 17 departments of the country and help thousands of people to improve their health and quality of life.