Reductions of E. coli, echovirus type 12 and bacteriophages in an intermittently operated household-scale slow sand filter.

@article{Elliott2008ReductionsOE,
  title={Reductions of E. coli, echovirus type 12 and bacteriophages in an intermittently operated household-scale slow sand filter.},
  author={Mark A Elliott and Christine E. Stauber and Fatih Koksal and Francis A Digiano and Mark D. Sobsey},
  journal={Water research},
  year={2008},
  volume={42 10-11},
  pages={2662-70}
}
Point-of-use (POU) drinking water treatment technology enables those without access to safe water sources to improve the quality of their water by treating it in the home. One of the most promising emerging POU technologies is the biosand filter (BSF), a household-scale, intermittently operated slow sand filter. Over 500,000 people in developing countries currently use the filters to treat their drinking water. However, despite this successful implementation, there has been almost no systematic… CONTINUE READING

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