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Title: Membrane filtration reduces recontamination risk in chlorinated household water containers
Authors: Meierhofer, Regula
Rubli, P.
Dreyer, K.
Ouma, H.
Wanyama, K.
Peter-Varbanets, Maryna
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: MEIERHOFER, R. ... et al, 2017. Membrane filtration reduces recontamination risk in chlorinated household water containers. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services: Proceedings of the 40th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 24-28 July 2017, Paper 2595, 7pp.
Abstract: The study was conducted in the catchment area of two Gravity Driven Membrane Filtration (GDM) water kiosks in Uganda. It assessed if the cleaning and disinfection of jerrycans with chlorine can reduce risks for regrowth and recontamination of treated water during storage in undisturbed containers, as well as at the household level. In addition, the impact of water handling, household hygiene and safe storage determinants on water quality was evaluated. Results indicate that the cleanliness of the water storage container has a critical impact on water quality changes during storage. Safe drinking water at the point of consumption after 24 hours of storage at the household level can be achieved with a combination of ultrafiltration and subsequent chlorination.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31506
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