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To disinfect water, scientists have a bright idea: The sun

10 February 2011

NAGPUR: While it has been a part of social lore, even finding mention in the ancient scriptures, scientists are looking with renewed zeal at using solar power as a disinfectant for water.

At an international workshop on advances in disinfection technologies held at National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (Neeri) on Wednesday, several speakers spoke of harnessing the energies of the sun for sanitising drinking water.

The techniques can be as basic as filling up plastic bottles with water and exposing them to solar radiation to as complex as big reactors……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/To-disinfect-water-scientists-have-a-bright-idea-The-sun/articleshow/7456318.cms

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Written by csirindia

February 10, 2011 at 3:32 pm

Posted in NEERI

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