Evaluation of transparent 20L polyproylene buckets for household solar water disinfection (SODIS) of drinking water in resource-poor environments.

Polo-López, M. Inmaculada, Martínez-García, Azahara, Abeledo-Lameiro, Maria Jesus, Gomez-Couso, H, Ares-Mazas, E, Reboredo-Fernández, Aurora, Morse, Tracy D., Buck, Lyndon, Lungu, Kingsley, McGuigan, Kevin G. and Fernández-Ibáñez, Pilar (2019) Evaluation of transparent 20L polyproylene buckets for household solar water disinfection (SODIS) of drinking water in resource-poor environments. In: 20th International Symposium on Health Related Water Microbiology, 15 - 20th September, Interuniversity Cooperation Centre (ICC) Vienna.

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Abstract

Solar water disinfection (SODIS) is an appropriate technology for treating drinking water in developing communities, as it is effective, low- or zero-cost, easy to use. The WHO recognises SODIS as an appropriate intervention to provide drinking water after manmade or natural disasters. Nevertheless, uptake is low due partially to the burden of using small volume polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles (1.5-2 L). A major challenge is to develop a low cost transparent container for disinfecting larger volumes of water. This study examines the capability of transparent polypropylene (PP) buckets of 5 and 20 litres volume, as SODIS containers using three waterborne pathogen indicator organisms: E. coli, MS2-phage and Cryptosporidium parvum oocysts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: drinking water, household water treatment and storage, SODIS, E. coli, MS2-phage, Cryptosporidium
Depositing User: RED Unit Admin
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 12:24
Last Modified: 26 Sep 2019 03:00
URI: http://bucks.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17822

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