Illustration from Acra, Raffoul and Karahagopian, Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water and Oral Rehydration Solutions, AUB/UNICEF 1984
SOLAR DISINFECTION OF DRINKING WATER
Water Disinfection by Solar Radiation: Assessment and Application
- Uses solar radiation to clean biologically infected drinking water.
- Uses cheap, readily available containers such as clear glass or plastic bottles or bags.
- No or extremely low costs.
- Ideal for household quantites.
- Traditional and tested historical method.
- Needs clear water, turbid water must be filtered to remove particles.
- Needs daylight from clear or cloudy sky.
- Needs organized exposure of containers.
- Exposure time varies depending on latitude and strength of daylight.
Solar Disinfection of
Drinking Water and Oral Rehydration Solutions
Aftim Acra, Zeina Raffoul and Yester
Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Health
Sciences - American University of Beirut, UNICEF 1984
A. Acra, M. Jurdi, H. Mu'allem, Y. Karahagopian, and Z. Raffoul, 1990 - Courtesy of IDRC - Canada
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