Sun and water: an overview of solar water treatment devices

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Author: Trudy C. Rolla
Date: June 1998
From: Journal of Environmental Health(Vol. 60, Issue 10)
Publisher: National Environmental Health Association
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,915 words

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Many devices have been developed that focus the sun's energy to kill harmful pathogens in water and make the water safe for drinking. These devices range from the simplest to the most complex, with the solar box and solar still being the simplest solar purification tools. Solar boxes may be used to pasteurize water but they do not remove chemical contaminants. A variety of simple solar water purification devices and their merits are discussed.

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