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Can solar water-treatment really help in the fight against water shortages?

Fernandez Ibanez, P, McGuigan, Kevin G. and Fatta-Kassinos, Despo (2017) Can solar water-treatment really help in the fight against water shortages? Europhysics News, 48 (3). pp. 26-30. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/epn/2017304

DOI: 10.1051/epn/2017304


In the face of increasing global population, rising industrialization and the inescapablereality of climate change, the demand for access to clean, safe water has neverbeen greater. Solar wastewater remediation technologies and solar water-treatmenthave the potential to contribute significantly towards affordable and sustainablesolutions to this seemingly intractable problem. They do this by using solar energyto treat water from sources that previously would have been considered unsuitablefor further use. In this article we reveal the basic principles surrounding the designand application of solar remediation reactors for urban wastewater treatment andreuse and then show how even simpler technologies are being used in low-incomecommunities to provide affordable and safe potable water.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Solar, water, disinfection, advanced oxidation processes, low-cost technologies, compound parabolic collectors
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:38422
Deposited By: Dr Pilar Fernandez-Ibanez
Deposited On:29 Aug 2017 11:03
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:31

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