Project

Development of a robust technology for safe water supply by in-situ disinfectant production with a (bio)electrochemical system coupled to constructed wetlands. Case study on Ecuador, rural areas

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Classical physics
    • Elementary particle and high energy physics
    • Other physical sciences
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
  • Engineering and technology
    • Sustainable and environmental engineering
Keywords
(Bio) electrochemical system water and sanitation rural areas Ecuador
 
Project description

Shortage on water provision, poor/inexistent water sanitation, and the resulting waterborne diseases is a latent problem in rural areas in Ecuador. The present proposal aims to develop a decentralized water technology that fulfill the needs of water sanitation, and by complementary application of in-situ produced disinfectant, partially provide safe water. The project will be aligned with local entities for integral management.