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    SODIS Solar water disinfection

    Solar water disinfection – the SODIS method – is a simple procedure to disinfect drinking water. Contaminated water is filled in a transparent PET-bottle or glass bottle and exposed to the sun for 6 hours. During this time, the UV-radiation of the sun kills diarrhoea-causing pathogens. The SODIS method helps to prevent diarrhoea and thereby is saving lives of people. This is urgently necessary as still more than 4000 children die every day from the consequences of diarrhoea.

    SODIS (abbreviation of Solar Water Disinfection) is an initiative of Eawag. We facilitate the dissemination of the SODIS method in developing countries. Thereby people in the south get access to safe drinking water and can improve their health in the long term.


    Optimizing the Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) Method by DecreasingTurbidity with NaCl

    Brittney Dawney and Joshua M. Pearce.

    La desinfección solar del agua, llamado “SODIS”, es un método simple y eficaz para tratar agua de consumo humano. Se llena botellas comunes de plástico (PET) transparente con agua y se les coloca a un sitio con sol directo – después de 6 horas, el agua es desinfectada.

    Para mas información: www.fundacionsodis.org

    SODIS is a simple, cheap and effective method to treat water at the household level by exposing filled bottles to sunlight for 6 hours (see www.sodis.ch).

    The SODIS projects in Latin America are coordinated by the Fundacion SODIS (www.fundacionsodis.org).

    http://icrossinternational.org/defaul… — Millions of people live without clean drinking water in rural East Africa. With the help of ICROSS 300 communities sustaining clean drinking water. Donate to Africa and bring clean water.


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