Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) in the Philippines

SODIS is an alternative water treatment method designed for use at the household level. the technology is simple in terms of the procedure yet effective in eliminating water borne related pathogens,it is very affordable and utilizes locally available material. 

1. Prepare empty PET bottles- transparent plastic bottles from softdrinks and bottled water(1.5 to 2 liter). Wash PET bottles including the cap using soap with soft material like cloth. Rinse

2.Fully pour PET bottles with water 

3.Place prepared SODIS bottles horizontally under direct sunlight for a minimum of six hours (termination of water borne related pathogens). you can place it anywhere, as long as there is enough sunlight.

4. Harvest the SODIS water, set aside to cool.drink

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