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Fernando Mazariegos
BornJosé Fernando Mazariegos Anleu
(1938-03-21)21 March 1938
Panajachel, Sololá Department, Guatemala
Died2 June 2018(2018-06-02) (aged 80)
Guatemala City, Guatemala
FieldsPharmaceutical chemistry
InstitutionsInstituto Centroamericano de Investigación y Tecnología Industrial
Alma materUniversity of San Carlos of Guatemala
Known forInventor of "Ecofilter"
Notable awardsOrder of the Quetzal (2017)

José Fernando Mazariegos Anleu (21 March 1938 – 2 June 2018[1]), was a Guatemalan inventor. He was known for the creation of the drinking water filter called "Ecofilter", which was developed in 1990 as part of a project of the Central American Institute of Industrial Research and Technology (ICAITI).[2]