While we’d love to provide the most advanced totally pure water supply for Africa, maybe one approach is to make a significant difference first with a simpler, mechanical method using locally available materials. The earliest means of purifying water that I’ve read about were sand filters, dating back to 1804 in England.* Is it possible to teach people in Africa to build their own sand filters, using discarded soda ...more »
Reeds and water plants etc are good filtrators of river water, fence areas around the catchment areas to prevent animals polluting the water and collect filtered water in tanks.
Improvement of rural water to fight water borne diseases using low cost bio-sand filters
Africa is endowed with numerous water bodies of which can be tapped using water pumps and stored in tanks where it can be purified and distributed to the various home steads. besides, rainwater can also be tapped into water tanks during the rainy period which water can be purified and made safe for drinking.
Many areas in Africa have seasonal rainfall the simple construction of Dams , using clay from termitè mounds , these are found in most places , any seasonal streams can be ďamed using simple farm tools, a channel is thèn ďug , a perforated plastic pipe installed , covered with gravel 15 centimetres , toped with clay .The result çheap construction , clean water !
Water Sources in Africa and particularly in Uganda are; 1. Clear flowing water and 2. Lakes, ponds and rivers Clear flowing water coming from somewhere without people, manmade things or an obvious sign of pollution is best. Lakes, ponds and rivers are less ideal. The first two are stagnant, which may mean increased levels of bacteria and other gross things, while large rivers are typically full of pollution. Not forgetting ...more »
Household-level water treatment has been proven to reduce diarrhoeal disease risk by 36% (compared to 17% for water source interventions). These locally-made ceramic water filters are affordable and effective for removing bacteria and other pathogens responsible for enteric diseases.
5. Filtration: How can we turn available water into drinkable water through filtration?
We can use safe guard, other tablets that can just be dropped in a clean water can to filtrate the water.
Rain Purifying System Rainwater can be very tasteful for drinking when in its pure state.Current rain water collector through roofing sheets are contaminated by dust , animal feces, dead insects, engine oil, car exhaust, lead paint and other substances can make drinking it a health hazard. Rain water can be purify using my local technique for purification.Its actually design in an electronic control system at the collector ...more »
I've found a way to filter pond water using a converted washing machine. It is highly effective and easier to use than other systems For the past three years I have concentrated my time on improving a more enhanced filtration systemfor koi ponds, and water gardens. Other current systems prove to be time consuming, complicated, and inefficient. This system is safe and simple to operate, and completes the nitrogen cycle ...more »
fitration is abetter way off re using water as many times as u can . this can be done through putting different layers and can be called trouble shooting as i may explain it as below: Troubleshooting Q. Flow Rate: Takes long to filter. A. The water travels through 5 stages in order to bring y our water down to 000. Most other filters are only 1-2 stages which is why their water can't reach 000. The slow flow of the ...more »