SODISWATER - Solar Disinfection of Drinking Water for Use in Developing Countries or in Emergency Situations

Participants:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (coordinator, IE); University of Ulster (UK); Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, (South Africa); Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (CH); The Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (Zimbabwe); CIEMAT-PSA (Spain); University of Leicester (UK); The International Commission for the Relief of Suffering & Starvation (Kenya); University of Santiago de Compostela, (ES).

Contact:
K. G. McGuigan,RCSI,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Pilar Fernández Ibáñez, CIEMAT-PSA, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Funding:
EC funded project, cost shared (FP6, Specific measures in support of international co-operation 'INCO'): 1,900 k€

Duration:
September 1, 2006 – August 30, 2009

Background:
Drinking water disinfection using E. coli as water quality indicator.

Objectives:
Main project objective is the development of an implementation strategy for the adoption of solar disinfection of drinking water as an appropriate, effective and acceptable intervention against waterborne disease for vulnerable communities in developing countries without reliable access to safe water, or in the immediate aftermath of natural or man-made disasters. It wills also a developing of appropriate SODIS enhancement technological innovations that can be matched to varying socio-economic conditions. Such technological innovations would include UV dosimetric indicators of disinfection, photocatalytic inactivation and continuous water flow within solar  collector arrays for small community distribution systems.

Batch CPC SODIS (25 L total volume).