Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
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EPA Grant Number: SU833521
Title: Design and Testing of a Point of Use Electrolytic Chlorine Generator for Drinking Water Disinfection in Poor Countries
University of Iowa students will develop a handheld bleach generator potentially useful for disinfecting drinking water in households of poor communities around the world. The device converts saltwater to bleach with the input of electricity from a battery or hand crank. The project will culminate in the testing of the chlorinator by villagers in Haiti and/or Mexico and a final design that incorporates suggestions from the partner communities targeted for the technology will be developed.