Latest Solar water disinfection Stories

Wonder Material May Be Able To Tackle Environmental Challenges
2013-03-21 05:12:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have succeeded in creating a new material that is capable of generating hydrogen, producing clean water and creating energy. Nanyang Technological University (NTU) researchers created a single nanomaterial that can be used as a flexible water filtration membrane, to help recover energy from desalination waste brine, be made into flexible solar cells, and can double the lifespan of lithium ion batteries. The Multi-use...

2012-12-07 05:01:09

The Prospero Foundation, founded by Ulrik DeBo of DeBondo Capital, is proud to announce that a donation has been made to contribute towards the implementation of training and technologies to improve hygiene and obtain safe drinking water in 40 schools in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in South America. (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 The Prospero Foundation, founded by Ulrik DeBo of DeBondo Capital, is proud to announce that a donation has been made to contribute towards the implementation...

Recipe For Safe Drinking Water: Sunlight And Lime Juice
2012-04-18 10:03:35

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, have found an inexpensive and effective way to clean small amounts of drinking water. Just add sunlight and a twist of lime. The team found that adding lime juice to water that is treated with a solar disinfection method removed detectable levels of harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) significantly faster than solar disinfection alone. Solar...

2012-01-14 01:41:47

The world population is estimated to be seven billion and all these mouths need feeding. With fears about overfishing and the sustainability of fish stocks in our seas fish farming is becoming big business. As with all farming there are issues about maintaining the health of stock and how to prevent bacterial infection. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Microbiology demonstrates that a prototype water purification reactor containing a thin film of titanium...

2011-09-13 07:00:00

Registration is now open for Water Climb 2012. From March 25th to April 5th, 2012, climbers from around the world will make their way up Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania and visit projects in Kenya to raise funds and awareness for Water School, an organization providing education on clean water, sanitation and hygiene. (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 Water Climb will take place from March 25th to April 5th, 2012, and marks the third year that climbers from around the world will make their way up...

2011-01-12 15:17:31

Rice University discovery greatly improves common disinfectant A simple technique to make a common virus-killing material significantly more effective is a breakthrough from the Rice University labs of Andrew Barron and Qilin Li. Rather than trying to turn the process into profit, the researchers have put it into the public domain. They hope wide adoption will save time, money and perhaps even lives. The Rice professors and their team reported in Environmental Science and Technology, an...

2009-03-23 08:02:00

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- March 22 was World Water Day, an international day of observance that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. The focus of World Water Day this year is Transboundary Waters: Sharing Water, Sharing Opportunities. The Senator Paul Simon Water for the Poor Act of 2005 makes access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene, within the broad context of sound water resources...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'