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WaterKiosk - Bangladesh

Sustainable Implementation of solar thermal units for water disinfection in Bangladesh

Contract: 2011.23
Solar Thermal

Sustainable Implementation of solar thermal units for water disinfection in Bangladesh

Project Type :

Pilot Project

Technology :

Solar Thermal

Country :

Bangladesh

Project State :

Completed

Project Start:

January 2012

End of Project:

December 2014

Partner :

SwissWaterKiosk Foundation, www.swisswaterkiosk.org, und SPF Institut für Solartechnik, Rapperswil, www.solarenergy.ch, Lars Konersmann

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© SPF

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© SPF

Swiss Contribution

The SoWaDis system was developed by the Institute for Solar Technology SPF at “Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil”.

Description

SoWaDis (Solar Water Disinfection) is a solar thermal system for disinfection of drinking water. It was developed at the Institute for Solar Technology SPF of the Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil. In the frame of the pilot project, 10 water kiosks shall be built as compound of installations in the rural area of Southern Bangladesh. Thus, a sustainable operating system for this compound of installations („Cluster“) will be tested and implemented. The technical functionality of the water treatment using SoWaDis and social acceptance have already been investigated. Now, the technology shall be applied for the first time as compound of installations with a sustainable operation and maintenance concept. These water kiosks should be operated financially sustainable and under own responsibility by local user communities.

Documentation

The Final Report "Sustainable Implementation of Solar Thermal Pasteurization Systems in Rural Areas of Bangladesh" is available at www.repic.ch. More information (short clip): http://youtu.be/Oqu2mcIuK90