01/23/2013 04:55 pm ET

Students Build Water Filtration System In 48 Hours Using Clay And Sawdust

Lack of sanitary drinking water leads to death and serious illness for thousands of people in the developing world each year. Many of the sick or deceased are children. Motivated to help solve this problem, students Kory Hansen and Jin Ju Kim participated in Penn State’s Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) program to develop a cheap solution that could be easily deployed in Kenya.

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