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First Advisor

Chrysantha Demetry

Date

2012

Abstract

Many rural communities in Paraguay are disadvantaged by their inability to access safe drinking water. The drinking water is often purified by inefficient means. Therefore, a new method of cheaply and efficiently filtering water is vital to the long term health of the communities. We were able to focus our research into a few key areas. First was the removal of bacteria and coliforms from the water. The communities are able to sanitize the water; however, a new system based on less harsh methods is a major objective of the project. Another main concern is the suspected presence of iron in the water. The community water boards believe that iron is causing health problems. Unfortunately, we were unable to confirm the presence of iron, making it difficult to make any final recommendation. However, it is possible to provide the relevant research and request that a series of tests be done.

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The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

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application/pdf

Water Purification in Paraguay


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