Appropriate technology for rural India - solar decontamination of water for emergency settings and small communities.

@article{Kang2006AppropriateTF,
  title={Appropriate technology for rural India - solar decontamination of water for emergency settings and small communities.},
  author={Gagandeep Kang and Sheela Roy and Vinohar Balraj},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2006},
  volume={100 9},
  pages={
          863-6
        }
}
A commercial solar water heating system was evaluated for its effectiveness in decontaminating drinking water with a view to use in emergency situations. A total of 18 seeding experiments carried out over 6 months with 10(5) to 10(7)Escherichia coli/ml showed that the solar heater produced 125 l of bacteriologically safe water in 4 h when the ambient temperature was above 30 degrees C, with a holding time of at least 2 h. The solar water heating system is inexpensive, easy to transport and set… CONTINUE READING

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