Water filters, urine, and beer

Eugen Leitl eugen@leitl.org
Fri, 12 Apr 2002 14:33:37 +0200 (CEST)


On 12 Apr 2002, Luis Villa wrote:

> Is there a link to the model somewhere, Dan?
> Luis [going to Niger in August]

Um, beer and urine doesn't have relevant particulate size (but for a few
contaminants) which determine the taste. Unless you've got a portable
reverse osmosis device there, all you can hope for is a sterile filter
with some activated charcoal in there. If the filter is fine enough, it
might even get viruses (thought it's doubtful). Salts and small molecules
will pass through.