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Web Date: September 24, 2012

Researchers Evaluate Water Purification After Major Disasters

Water Treatment: The most successful methods employ tools that people are familiar with
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: water treatment, disaster, emergency response, public health, water quality

When disaster strikes, emergency responders try to help residents maintain clean drinking water by distributing antimicrobial treatments people can use at home. But responders lack rigorous evidence about which water treatment technologies do the most good. Now, a new study finds that top-performing technologies in the lab aren’t necessarily the most effective in real-life emergencies (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: . . .

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