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New housing unit designed for ceramic water filters in rural and peri-urban communities in South Africa
Expanded Title:The lack of access to safe, reliable water sources remains a problem for many people in developing countries. The Potters-for-peace ceramic water filter (PFPCWF) has been successfully distributed as a POU water treatment device and tested in various countries around the world to convert unsafe environmental water into potable water. A previous Water Research Commission study was carried out in the Limpopo Province of South Africa by the University of Venda and the University of Johannesburg and the results showed that the Potters for Peace ceramic filter (sourced from Ghana) is a viable option. Part of the study was looking how the rural communities accepted these filters and what possible changes could be made to increase the efficiency of the filters. It was found that if certain design aspects could be addressed, the water filter would be better accepted. The housing unit was successfully designed and developed and a total of 90 housing units were produced by rotor-moulding. These were assessed for user friendliness and acceptability in a peri-urban and a rural community using the silver impregnated ceramic POTPAC pot filter. In the assessment of user friendliness and overall acceptance of the new housing unit by the peri-urban and rural households, the feedback showed an overall satisfaction with the new design especially with the stability of the unit, the taste of the filtered water, the easy cleaning process of the unit and the fact that the design provides enough water for the family
Date Published:01/04/2014
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Drinking water - Water treatment, Wastewater Management - Domestic
Document Keywords:Health, Pollution control, Water Quality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2195/1/14
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0451-7
Authors:Potgieter N; Murivhame GL; Robertson R; Barnard TG
Project No:K5/2195
Originator:WRC
Document Size:887 KB
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