Point of Use Water Purification in Rural Haiti Using Granulated Chlorinated Isocyanurate
Abstract:The Klorfasil safe water program is a not-for-profit household water treatment intervention for developing countries. It is similar to the Safe Water System promoted by the Centers for Disease Control in that it consists of three parts: 1) behavioral change techniques (i.e., social marketing) combined with, 2) safe water storage in the home in closed plastic containers fitted with a tap to prevent contamination of treated water, and 3) treatment of water in the home by the addition of a suitable disinfectant. Unlike the CDC model, which is based on the use of locally produced dilute liquid sodium hypochlorite solution, the Klorfasil program uses concentrated granulated sodium dichloroisocyanurate disinfectant.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2009
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