"Jal Jeevan Mission"

A Sustainable & Scalable Future for Water Filtration

Water stress will be highest by 2040

The need to ensure safe drinking water for the 3 billion people with scarce water access around the world is greater than ever!

Finding solution, the natural way: there lies the undeniable proof

Unique application of xylem tissue architecture of wood trunk

Exploiting hydraulic properties to create portable water filters

Key Features

Xylem-based filtration towards reducing the barriers of access, affordability, and social acceptance to serve as an attractive HWT option for low-income communities that are at the highest risk of water-borne diseases, field tested in India, USA, Uganda, Madagascar.

A sustainable and scalable future for water filtration

Detoxyfi: providing everyone with access to clean drinking water by commercializing low-cost, natural, comprehensive water filtration devices.

  • One-of-a-kind water filter made up of waste wood.
  • Dry-preservable, bio-degradable, light-weight filter.
  • Capable of filtering metals, chemicals, plastics, bacteria, virus, and protozoa.
  • Microbiological performance as per WHO standards.
  • Zero energy requirement.

Detoxyfi, a next-generation drinking water technology, converts waste wood into drinking water pitchers and filters. These sustainable, patent-pending water pitchers for individuals and households can for the first time ever efficiently filter without using electricity and has the potential to substantially improve the lives of the ~3 Billion people suffering from water contamination and poor water quality across the world by 2030.

NO to Unsustainable and Ineffective Water Filtration: the Impact

conversion of waste wood no longer needed by industry into sustainable water filters capable of filtering, for the first time ever, metals, chemicals, plastics, PFAS, pesticides, bacteria, virus, and protozoa without the use of electricity.

  • WHO quality filtration: superior performance.
  • Eco-friendly: zero waste; fully circular economy.
  • Zero economic burden: simple to make, cost-effective.

YES from future Customers

Quotes compiled by Megha Hegde during actual field study in India.

I like this filter because it's wood and not plastic, and wood is natural. It will be easy to find here.

A woman in a focus group discussion in Khumad village, Uttarakhand

People in this neighborhood will buy this filter. Because it’s cheap and will help with clean water.

From an interview/prototype testing in the urban slums of Bangalore

Wood. It's natural. And small replacement cost is feasible for our community.

From a group discussion in a Bangalore slum


A team with a moto "Taken together the habits, the attitudes and the creativity of every one of us have the potential to make a great difference...for the larger world and it's future well being.

Rishon Benjamin

Harvard Business School '22 MIT '17 Drexel '15 (Engineering)

Dhananjay Goel

Harvard Kennedy School '23 Wharton '22 IIT Delhi '17 (Engineering)

Dr. Rohit Karnik

Tata Professor, MechE, MIT UC Berkeley '06'IIT Bombay ’02 (Engineering)

Vikramaditya Singh

UPenn '25 (Wharton)