Point of use water treatment

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    Japan
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    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan.

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    France
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    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues.

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    Summary:

    Treating water at the point-of-use (such as the household) in places where centralized water treatment systems are not efficient or present can improve water quality and safety. Technological advances have resulted in a number of low-cost and effective point-of-use treatment options.

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    This effective simple and versatile process removes microorganisms and reduces disinfection by-products from water using elemental iron. It can be incorporated into various treatment systems/devices and involves minimal maintenance and operation costs. This process has been proven to remove the viruses Φ X174 MS2 Aichivirus and Adenovirus 41 as well as bacteria such as E. coli O157:H7. It has been demonstrated that the elemental iron can reduce disinfection by-product precursors such as natural organic matter.

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    A versatile point-of-consumption water treatment bottle has been developed that allows users to process untreated water (without a pump system) using different chemicals or filter components found in a typical household. This allows the user to easily adapt the treatment to what is available rather than having to buy specific replacement components thereby ensuring consistent use over longer periods in remote areas

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    South Korea
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    Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a premier research institute that aims to improve the quality of life and to create a better future. KIST was established in 1966 as the first government-funded research institute in Korea.

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    South Korea
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    Agriculture and forestry
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    The Korea Environment Institute (KEI) is a government affiliated research institute that is under the Cabinet Coordination Office.

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    Canada
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    Water

    UNU-INWEH is a member of the United Nations University family of organizations. It is the United Nations Think Tank on Water created by the UNU Governing Council in 1996.

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    Spain
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    ACCIONA Ingeniería is the engineering firm of ACCIONA Business Group, one of the leading Spanish companies trading on the IBEX 35. With a history spanning more than a century, ACCIONA is mainly involved in renewable energy, infrastructure, water, and services.

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    India
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    Taru Leading Edge is one of South Asia’s most experienced disaster management  agencies, having undertaken multiple assessment, appraisal, design, implementation and monitoring assignments across the risk and vulnerability, urban and rural development.