A mechanistic model of inactivation of Escherichia coli by the action of solar UV radiation and simultaneous solar mild-heat occurring during solar water disinfection (SODIS)
This work reports on the experimental measurement of accumulated intracellular ROS in E. coli during solar irradiation
WATERSPOUTT is featured as a success story for the integration of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) in an Horizon 2020 research project
Dr. Chandana Mathur from NUIM and the other WATERSPOUTT team members published report synthesizing secondary data on conflict, gender, and class relations in the four case study areas of the project
A study of the bacteriological quality of roof-harvested rainwater and an evaluation of SODIS 1 as a suitable treatment technology in rural Sub-Saharan Africa
Harvested rainwater (HRW) is of great socio-economic importance particularly in areas where water 2 sources are scarce or polluted. This case study was carried out in a rural area of Southern Uganda 3 where the community has limited access to safe drinking water. The aims of the project were to...
Dr. Lyndon Buck was conducting a scoping exercise to determine if local pottery/ceramic groups and plastics manufacturers might be able to produce the Solar Ceramic prototypes in Malawi. Solar radiation reduces the bacterial contentof water, and may therefore offer a method for disinfection of drinking water that requires few resources and no expertise.
Solar disinfection of drinking water protects against cholera in children under 6 years of age. R M Conroy,M E Meegan, T Joyce, K McGuigan, J Barnes. Background and Aims—We have previously reported a reduction in risk of diarrhoeal disease in children who used solar disinfected drinking water.
Randomized Intervention Study of Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water in the Prevention of Dysentery in Kenyan Children Aged under 5 Years
We report the results of a randomized controlled intervention study (September 2007 to March 2009) investigating the effect of solar disinfection (SODIS) of drinking water on the incidence of dysentery, nondysentery diarrhea, and anthropometric measurements of height and weight among children of age 6 months to 5 years living in peri-urban and rural communities in Nakuru, Kenya.
High Compliance Randomized Controlled Field Trial of Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water and Its Impact on Childhood Diarrhea in Rural Cambodia
Recent solar disinfection (SODIS) studies in Bolivia and South Africa have reported compliance rates below 35% resulting in no overall statistically significant benefit associated with disease rates.
Solar water disinfection (SODIS) has been known for more than 30 years. The technique consists of placing water into transparent plastic or glass containers (normally 2 L PET beverage bottles) which are then exposed to the sun.
Field comparison of solar water disinfection (SODIS) efficacy between glass and polyethylene terephalate (PET) plastic bottles under sub-Saharan weather conditions
Concerns about photodegradation products leaching from plastic bottle material into water during solar water disinfection (SODIS) are a major psychological barrier to increased uptake of SODIS.
Evaluation of solar disinfection of E. coli under Sub-Saharan field conditions using a 25L borosilicate glass batch reactor fitted with a compound parabolic collector
The bacterial inactivation efficacy of a solar water disinfection (SODIS) reactor consisting of a 25 L borosilicate glass tube fitted with a compound parabolic collector (BGTR-CPC) was assessed under equatorial weather conditions in Uganda.