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Investigation of Ceramic Filter Design Variables
Background: Over four billion cases of diarrhea occur worldwide each year that result in about 2.2 million deaths. Household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) methods, such as ceramic p...
This open source receptacle design was the outcome of a Masters in Industrial Design, from the University of Johannesburgs Department of Industrial Design. The Vhembe Water filter receptacle was designed by Martin Bolton, who lectures at the University of Johannesburg.
This WIKI was created as an open-source showcase of Design Development, Design Sketches as well as all relevant Computer G...
Joe Brown and Mark Sobsey
University of North Carolina School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Submitted to UNICEF – Cambodia, 5 May 2006
This study is an independent follow-up assessment of two large-scale implementations
of the household-scale ceramic water filteration after 2 and 4 years in use.
Approximately 1000 household filters were i...
Marlyn Mendoza*, Monica Krakue** and Vinka Oyanedel-Craver*
*Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; **Department of Chemical Engineering
Ceramic filters water filtres (CWF) are a promising point-of-use water treatment technology in the developing world that can be made with local materials and labor. Currently CWFs are manufactured by pressing and firing a mixture of cl...
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment
of the requirements for the degree of
BACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE
Date: March 26th, 2009
Supervisors: W. Cleghorn / J. Mills
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
The residents in third world countries battle against waterborne diseases every day. It is a luxury
to have access to safe drinking wate...
Evaluating the impact of production variables on on the effluent water quality of Ceramic Pot Filters
April 10, 2011
Kristen Jellison, Julie Napotnick, Natalie Smith, Kyle Doup (Lehigh University)
Justine Rayner, Jesse Schubert (PATH)
Vinka Oyandel-Craver (University of Rhode Island
Daniele Lantagne (CDC, Harvard University)
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Current Practices in Manufacturing of
Ceramic Pot Filters for Water Treatment
by Justine Rayner
A research project report submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of the
degree of Master of Science of Loughborough University
Advisor: Brian Skinner, BSc, MSc, CEng, MICE
Co-Advisor: Daniele Lantagne, PE
Water, Engineering and Development Centre
Department of Civi...
Optimizing Performance of Ceramic Pot Filters in Northern Ghana and Modeling Flow through Paraboloid-Shaped Filters
Travis Reed Miller
B.S. Environmental Engineering
State University of New York at Buffalo
SUBMITTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF ENGINEERING IN CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
by L. A. Hubbel, (Department of Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1400 N. Bishop Ave., 124 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409 E-mail: email@example.com) and A. C. Elmore, (Department of Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 1400 N. Bishop Ave., 124 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Document type: Conference Proceeding...
The flow rate can be increased by:
1. increasing the porosity of the filter, by increasing the quantity of burn-out material in the clay mix; and
2. increasing the pore size, either by
changing the particle size distribution of the burnout material, or by
changing the maximum firing temperature.
The bacteria removal effectiveness is only compromised when in...
Dr. John Gierke
May 18, 2012
Michigan Technological University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) survey reported that 75% of the 28 systems
surveyed no longer function (Webster and Roebuck, 2001). This technology has various aspects to
be considered when deciding upon implementation of such a syst...
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PATH partners with local agency to explore new way to offer residents water filters
Clean water is scarce in Kenya’s Nyanza Province, located
on the shores of Lake Victoria. People in this region often
collect their drinking water from shallow wells, nearby
streams, or through rainwater catchment. The water
is often contaminated, leading to a high prevalence of
diarrheal disease in the region. T...
When are ceramic water filters appropriate?
Community Choices Tool for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Pacific Institute
Household Water Treatment Solutions Criteria Report
Criteria Used for Ranking Household Water Treatment Solutions
Below you can view information that clarifies how your individual answers to the questions impacted the Community Choices Tool’s
recommendations for technologie...
By Robert Bain*, Jim Wright**, Hong Yang**, Steve Pedley^, Stephen Gundry*, and Jamie Bartram^^
*Water and Health Research Centre, University of Bristol, United Kingdom (UK); **University of Southampton, UK; ^University of Surrey, UK; ^^The Water Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
“This work shows that interpretation of the MDG indicator as a surrogate f...
Volume 1, Issue 1 – May 2012
Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
ABSTRACT: Arsenic in drinking water is a hazard to human health and is a known carcinogen
(Mass 1992). Resource Development International – Cambodia (RDIC) has researched, developed,
and manufactured s...
Iron and Manganese are naturally occurring metals commonly found in both surface water and groundwater.
In January 2012, MSABI determined that a review of possible methods for the removal of iron and manganese from source water should be undertaken. It is important to note that, in accordance with WHO guidelines, in most naturally occurring concentrations (including the levels measured to date in...
Abstract “Microbially-unsafe water is still a major concern in most developing countries. Although many water-purification methods exist, these are expensive and beyond the reach of many people, especially in rural areas. Ayurveda recommends the use of copper for storing drinking-water. Therefore, the objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of copper-pot on microbially-contaminate...
“The health consequences of inadequate water and sanitation services include an estimated 4 billion cases of diarrhea and 1.9 million deaths each year, mostly among young children in developing countries. Diarrheal diseases lead to decreased food intake and nutrient absorption, malnutrition, reduced resistance to infection, and impaired physical growth and cognitive development. Since 1996...
Ceramic filter pilot projects (2002-2006) in Cambodia have yielded promising results that suggest these
interventions can be effective in improving drinking water quality and can contribute to substantial
health gains in populations using them.
Household-scale ceramic filtration technology is considered among the most promising options for treating drinking water at the ho...
Field study and surveys were conducted to evaluate interdisciplinary parameters influencing the health of people using ceramic filters for water purification. A total of 52 families were distributed with filters at Eweje Village, Odeda local government area, Ogun State, Nigeria. Surveys contained questions related to hygiene, health, water source and treatment, socio-econ...
Thomas F. Clasen, JD, PhD
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Public Health and Environment
Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health
World Health Organization
Providing safe, reliable, piped-in water to every household is an essential goal, yielding optimal health gains while contributing to the Millennium Development Goal (MD...
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THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF NICARAGUA
Center for the Research of Aquatic Resources of Nicaragua
REPORT ON THE EFFICEINCY OF CERAMIC FILTERS IN THE REMOVAL OF ORANISISMS WHICH ARE INDICATORS OF
CONTAMINATED WATER (COLIFORMES, E. COLI AND ESTREPTOCOCOS FECALES).
WHY IT IS SO HARD TO GET SAFE WATER TO THE POOR – AND SO PROFITABLE TO SELL IT TO THE RICH
BY URS HEIERLI (Draft Version)
About this publication
Author: Urs Heierli is an economist (Ph.D., University of St. Gallen). From 1987 to 1999 he served as country director of SDC – the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Bangladesh and India. During a subse...
Kristina Bogdanov, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts Department, Ohio Wesleyan University,
Emily Koly, BFA student, Fine Arts Department, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio
One of the most commonly promoted, and used, water filters, in developing countries, is the Filtron ceramic filter. The most commonly used clay, in the production of...