Field-testing UV disinfection of drinking water

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A recently invented device, ``UV Waterworks,`` uses ultraviolet (UV) light to disinfect drinking water. Its novel features are: low cost, robust design, rapid disinfection, low electricity use, low maintenance, high flow rate and ability to work with unpressurized water sources. The device could service a community of 1,000 persons, at an annual total cost of less than 10 US cents per person. UV Waterworks has been successfully tested in the laboratory. Limited field trials of an early version of the device were conducted in India in 1994--95. Insights from these trials led to the present design. Extended field trials of ... continued below

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Gadgil, A.; Drescher, A.; Greene, D.; Miller, P.; Motau, C. & Stevens, F. September 1, 1997.

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A recently invented device, ``UV Waterworks,`` uses ultraviolet (UV) light to disinfect drinking water. Its novel features are: low cost, robust design, rapid disinfection, low electricity use, low maintenance, high flow rate and ability to work with unpressurized water sources. The device could service a community of 1,000 persons, at an annual total cost of less than 10 US cents per person. UV Waterworks has been successfully tested in the laboratory. Limited field trials of an early version of the device were conducted in India in 1994--95. Insights from these trials led to the present design. Extended field trials of UV Waterworks, initiated in South Africa in February 1997, will be coordinated by the South African Center for Essential Community Services (SACECS), with technical and organizational support from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory(LBNL) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (both US). The first of the eight planned sites of the year long trial is an AIDS hospice near Durban. Durban metro Water and LBNL lab-tested a UV Waterworks unit prior to installing it at the hospice in August, 1997. The authors describe the field test plans and preliminary results from Durban.

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  • 23. WEDC conference: water and sanitation for all, Durban (South Africa), 1-5 Sep 1997

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  • Other: DE99001854
  • Report No.: LBNL--40360-REV
  • Report No.: CONF-9709315--
  • Grant Number: FG36-97GO10270
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 319881
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc684112

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Gadgil, A.; Drescher, A.; Greene, D.; Miller, P.; Motau, C. & Stevens, F. Field-testing UV disinfection of drinking water, article, September 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc684112/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.