Extramural Research - People, Prosperity and the Planet
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EPA Grant Number: SU834295
Title: Evaluation of Chitosan Coagulation as a Sustainable Method for Point of Use Drinking Water Treatment in Developing Countries
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students are experimenting with chitosan coagulation as a method of eliminating the three classes of pathogens that cause waterborne diarrheal disease: viruses, bacteria, and parasites. Chitosan, a biopolymer derived from crustaceans, is widely available and offers a sustainable, low-cost method for improving point-of-use water treatment systems.
Challenge Area(s): Water, Materials & Chemicals