Process for making ‘dry’ Xylem Water Filter

Xylem Water Filters can get blocked upon drying and lose their ability to filter contaminants. The video below shows how to make a ‘dry’ Xylem Water Filter while retaining its performance.

Guide for selecting tree species for making Xylem Water Filter

Guide for fabrication of Xylem Water Filter

Xylem filters can be made from branches or from the sapwood in trunk. The pdf below describes the steps involved in filter manufacture. If alcohol is not available, see our technical paper for an alternative approach to store filters in dry format.

Guide for fabrication of xylem-based filtration devices

A detailed description of the technology can be found in our technical paper published in Nature Communications.