The main purpose of disinfecting drinking water is to kill bacteria and virus which cause dreaded diseases. The major disinfection methods are:
- Boiling – This is not always suitable as this method is expensive, fuel intensive and does not offer protection against recontamination.
- Ultra-Violet/ Reverse Osmosis /Ozone - These are also not always suitable as they are expensive and therefore not viable for the urban and rural poor. These processes do not leave any residual in water to prevent recontamination, hence not suitable for distribution networks.
- Chlorine gas – Though it is suitable for disinfection, due to its dangerous and polluting nature, it does not find easy application in most places.
In a drinking water distribution network, water needs to be rechlorinated from time to time to prevent recontamination. This rechlorination can be achieved through our Electrochlorinators.
Our solution of Electrochlorination is an inexpensive, simple, effective and self sustainable method of providing safe drinking water to the people of villages and urban slums. The strategy is to make water safe through disinfection and safe storage at the point of use.