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Biological sand filters: low-cost bioremediation technique for production of clean drinking water.
Curr Protoc Microbiol. 2014 May 01; 33:1G.1.1-26.CP

Abstract

Approximately 1.1 billion people in rural and peri-urban communities of developing countries do not have access to safe drinking water. The mortality from diarrheal-related diseases amounts to ∼2.2 million people each year from the consumption of unsafe water. Most of them are children under 5 years of age--250 deaths an hour from microbiologically contaminated water. There is conclusive evidence that one low-cost household bioremediation intervention, use of biological sand filters, is capable of dramatically improving the microbiological quality of drinking water. This unit will describe this relatively new and proven bioremediation technology's ability to empower at-risk populations to use naturally occurring biological principles and readily available materials as a sustainable way to achieve the health benefits of safe drinking water.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Safe Water International, Carpinteria, California.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24789598

Citation

Lea, Michael. "Biological Sand Filters: Low-cost Bioremediation Technique for Production of Clean Drinking Water." Current Protocols in Microbiology, vol. 33, 2014, pp. 1G.1.1-26.
Lea M. Biological sand filters: low-cost bioremediation technique for production of clean drinking water. Curr Protoc Microbiol. 2014;33:1G.1.1-26.
Lea, M. (2014). Biological sand filters: low-cost bioremediation technique for production of clean drinking water. Current Protocols in Microbiology, 33, 1-26. https://doi.org/10.1002/9780471729259.mc01g01s33
Lea M. Biological Sand Filters: Low-cost Bioremediation Technique for Production of Clean Drinking Water. Curr Protoc Microbiol. 2014 May 1;33:1G.1.1-26. PubMed PMID: 24789598.
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