Your suggestions sought for water purification solution in earthquake affected villages in Nepal.

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Hello all 

My friend in Nepal has sent me this query, I wonder if any of you can help with suggestions for appropriate solutions. 

"I'm searching for an organisation that can give me professional information on water filter systems which could purify a water source for an entire village. We have a water source that gets contaminated by dead bodies, so we need immediate solutions to protect the villagers. 

Any immediate solutions are most welcome.

Many thanks . 

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Praveen Kumar
We have UF system which runs without electricity and can cater to community of 3000 persons without use of chemicals with life span of 10 yrs. its portable and easy to install. Contact me for further details on supremusdelhi@gmail.com
Greg Hanson
We manufacture solar powered water purification systems in all sizes from 100 gallons per day in a portable systems to 1000 gallons per day in our stationary systems and larger. These systems are designed to purify water from creeks, rivers and lakes and are used for disaster response. We have systems already in Nepal working and are shipping more at this time. We work with Himalayan Aid and a couple other groups who have been on the ground there since the earthquakes happened. www.aqua-sun-intl.com
Ivan Blagojevic
Dead bodies, ashes, lava, animal corpes, microorganisms ... you can try with old Frenc hand filter, but not recomended!
PHETLA  MANGENA
Reverse Osmosis, Iron exchange, and Package plant as well for the human consumption only. While busy planing to refurbished the affected WTW in the area.
Kiran Pereira
A BIG thank you to each of you who have responded. I will pass this information on to my friend. Many thanks!
Keith Willett
I have a solution that will win BUT who do I talk tooo

Kind Regards,

Keith Willett
J. David Foster
While I recognize that your question is motivated by the acute need to respond quickly to the Earthquake emergency, both you and your readers need to recognize that most Nepali villages as well as Katmandu itself had a chronic problem of water contamination long before the recent earthquake. This problem was caused in large part because of the system of intermittent supply that prevails throughout most of Nepal. For example, the typical home or standpipe receives water for only a few hours per day and the rest of the time the pipes are largely empty and/or subject to negative (suction) pressure. Consequently, even if the water is treated at some central distribution point, by the time it actually reaches the consumer it is highly likely to have been recontaminated through contact with polluted surface drainage or even raw sewage.

Fortunately, Nepal previously had an outstanding example of a cost-effective 24/7 water supply system in the village of Dhulikhel, Nepal in the Katmandu Valley. This system not only assured an adequate, affordable and sustainable water supply for the community but it was able to protect that water from contamination. Unfortunately, many of the people in the surrounding area did not fully recognize the value of this system and after successfully operating for over a dozen years it was allowed to revert to an intermittent system (3 or 4 hours per day) and consequently was no longer capable of protecting the water during delivery.
Jacob Olaoluwa Oluyege
On the issue of water sanitation in Nepal, apart from the use of ozone and UV disinfection which could be expensive, Charcoal-Sand filtration and Boiling may be useful especially in the rural communities. Activated charcoal will remove toxic organic compounds that could have contaminated the surface water and remove bacteria to some extent but boiling after filtration will completely remove bacteria for surface water to fit for drinking and other domestic purposes.
Walter Cuccu
The solution can be an membrane filter please contact me for more informations info@wwaterworks.com
Govind Bharad
Considering the emergency and the locations, there are two options, based on practical approach:
1. treat water with Potassium Permangnate; and 2. treat water with alum (liquid or solid, just before use.
Yoshimi Yoshida
There are portable devices you can take with you to treat polluted water.
Please visit the site below - Their products have been used during the disasters / earthquake aftermath in the past (Sumatra )
USA Company MIOX.
www.miox.com/
You can see that in Amazon here.
http://www.amazon.com/MSR-Miox-Water-Purifier/dp/B003ZZSGWQ
Santhanam Ramasubramanyam
No matter what is the type of waste organic/inorganic, the contaminated water can be purified through Vedic Sciences technologies developed by Swami Valmiki Sreenivasa Ayyangarya.The technologies are fully commercialised and can be offered through government aid/ CSR initiative to take care of costs.Equipments are usually not needed.Water can be pumped from say a contaminated borewell into a pond/ tank where the water can be treated and used.Excact conditions need to be studied and communicated before a system is designed to function continuously.Please e mail me enquiries so that we can reply. E mail: santhanam.ramasubramanyam@gmail.com Land line: 91 11 29983668 Mob: 91 9871051842
Russell Donnelly
Hello, My advice is:
1. Collect the contaminated water in a large container
2. Use Hydrogen Peroxide or a known treatment (IE: Bacquacil) to shock the water. I would refrain from chlorine as this can become costly to remove.
3. Obtain a 9-11 stage water purification filter system (Crystal Quest, Co.- low cost high output)to further purify the water for drinking.
4. Isolate the finished water in a secure distribution center
5. Use hydrogen peroxide and activated charcoal filters in the natural source water locations prior to the above critical potable treatment process.
6. These mini treatment systems could be set up in multiple locations .

This is a basic concept which can be easily deployed and executed by the teams of responders already in place. This idea could help to serve groups across wider areas of the impacted zones in Nepal.

There is also the method of distributing military field water purification filters and the Chemical purification tabs to individuals or small groups. U.S. soldiers are given this system to use in any water to produce usable drinking water.
Sanjay Deshpande
Hi Kiran;

A few years ago I discovered a unique standalone UF based filter unit which uses no electricity has a simple and effective manual backwash and can be installed as single units or in series for higher water output. I had installed these in areas of rural Maharashtra as a CSR project and found them to be very effective. Each unit treated to potable standards 500-700 L/Hour depending on input water quality. It required about 3-12 feet of head pressure and the water could be raised to that height and put in a overhead water tank with a simple solar panel. It is perfect for the rural context as well as disasters like the situation in Nepal.

You can find details about it at the website of the Australian Foundation who developed it below...

http://www.skyjuice.com.au/

Good Luck;

Sanjay
Barb Harman
International Water Company has a mobile water purification system that operates off of solar energy to purify up to 86,000 liters of water a day without any chemicals being added. Please email me directly at bharman@wateriwc.com . This system would be able to provide a village of 5,000 people with recommended amount of purified water.
Raghav Agarwal
Hi Barb, Lets connect. I specialize in ground water pumping (for irrigation and drinking) thru solar energy, using DC submersible pumps. If you have a solar powered water purification system, it is wonderful. Let us set-up a few pilot plants asap. De-fluoridation and Arsenic removal thru your purification system would be just great. Looking forward. Regards
Trevor Backlin
Our filter has different sizes that Decontaminates the water with no added chemicals, no energy consumption and without any regular intervention, the Clairify® systems differ significantly from all other disinfection techniques. The product functions due to the Activated SilicaTM ceramics placed into the disinfection chambers. Any microorganism that gets into direct contact with our super germicide ceramics is distorted in less then 0.1 seconds. Chemicals free, no chloride •Power free, no energy consumption •Maintenance free •No risk of failure, no electrical device •No heating of the water •30 Micron filtration •99.99% Removal of microorganisms by the Activated SilicaTM ceramics* •40% Removal of Nitrates •40% Removal of Ammonia •30% Removal of Phosphates •Scalable to any flow < 800 GPM I know our solution could help bring clean drinking water to the effected areas immediately. Please email me at trevor@clearstreamsnw.com
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SHAILESH  PRADHAN / JEKY
HI KIRAN,

THANKS FOR YOUR MESSAGE REGARDING SOLUTION FOR EARTHQUAKE / EPIDEMIC / DISASTER / CHOLERA etc. WE HAVE NEVER DONE TASTING FOR DEAD-BODIES IN THE WATER. BUT WE HAVE TWO (2) REKNOWNED PRODUCTS WHICH COULD SOLVE YOUR ISSUE BUT YOU NEED TO TEST LAB REPORT AFTER TRYING IT ON CONTAMINATED AREA WATER SAMPLE (TO REALIZE DOSAGE FOR PURIFICATION) :

(1) Mediclor - M : FOR SAFE DRINKING WATER

is a liquid stable chlorine product available in 100ml. droper bottles used in households by putting
12 drops in a 10 litre pot of drinking water (Water-borne Diseases : diarhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid etc )= US$ 2.40 / 10,000 Liters


(2) CHLORITARD : WHO - HOUSEHOLD WATER TREATMENT (HWT) - WATER TREATMENT FOR "PATHOGEN + G.I. DISEASE FREE" HOUSEHOLD CONSUMING SAFE WATER.
THIS IS FOR (POS : POINT OF SOURCE) IF YOU HAVE STORAGE TANKS OF CAPACITY 500 LITERS - 1.5 MILLION LITERS IN VILLAGES OR ABOVE BUNGALOWS / BUILDINGS WHERE-IN JUST HANG OUR ONE (1) POUCH AS PER YOUR TANK CAPACITY . FOR IN-STANCE 500 LTR / TANK, OUR ONE (1) POUCH OF CHLORITARD IS SUFFICIENT FOR AUTOMATIC CHLORINE REGULATION (0.2 ppm - 0.5 ppm) 500 LITERS / DAY X 30 DAYS = 15,000 LITERS OF HOUSE-HOLD WATER IS PURIFIED AT NEGLIGIBLE COST = INDIAN PAISE 2 - Rs 0.03 / LITER

The most effective technology best suited for point of consumption water disinfection. Chloritard can be simply described as “scientist’s dream product” as it fulfills all the criteria

THUS, HOUSEHOLD CONSUMING SAFE WATER AFTER USING CHLORITARD CAN BE USED FOR - HAND WASH, BATHING, CLEANING UTENSILS, COOKING, CLOTHES WASHING (including DRINKING).

= US$ 7.95 / 15,000 Liters (500 LTRS TANK X 30 DAYS)

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT BELOW 2 E-MAIL ADDRESS OR ADVISE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS & I CAN E-MAIL YOU THE "DETAILS" BY E-MAIL.



PRODUCT : DESCRIPTION + METHOD & USE / APPLICATION :




(1) Mediclor-M :

is a liquid stable chlorine product available in 100ml. droper bottles used in households by putting 4 - 12 drops in a 10 litre pot of drinking water.

Mediclor-M dominates infections like cholera, gastro, diarrhea, dysentery, typhoid etc.

3 bottles of 100ml. Mediclor-M can suffice a family of 5 persons for 3 months of safe drinking water requirement.


One 100ml. bottle can last a family for their safe drinking water requirement for one month.


Our company is distributing Mediclor-M through medical shops and through Govt. of Mahashtra Rate contract to prevent water borne diseases and epidemics for last 30 years.

In Maharashtra we have successfully prevented epidemics for Government of Maharasthra in many dire situations like floods, earthquake in the past a few certificates are enclosed for your perusal.

Due to our efforts, the health department of Government of Maharashtra as well as various CEO's and DHO's of Zilla Parishads (VILLAGE COUNCIL'S) and Health officers of various Muncipal corporations are fully convinced that by round the year use of Mediclor-M in households, waterborne infections of diarrhea, dysentery, cholera, typhoid etc are drastically reduced thereby saving health burdon cost as well as loss of productive manpower due to sickness in the state.

Also in situations like floods, earthquake epidemics, using of Mediclor-M is a boon and can save many lives which are usually lost due to waterborne diseases.


MEDICLOR - M :

Poor water quality spreads disease, causes death and hampers socio-economic progress. Around five million people die due to waterborne diseases. In addition, these diseases affect education and result in loss of work days, estimated at 180 million person days annually-Ref Water world NGO



Forty five per cent of India's children are stunted and 600,000 children under five die each year, largely because of inadequate water supply and poor sanitation


It is estimated that around 37.7 million Indians are affected by water-borne diseases annually, 1.5 million children are estimated to die of diarrhoea alone, and 73 million working days are lost due to water-borne diseases each year. Ref-water world NGO



Mediclor-M contains FDA approved safe chemicals.


Few drops of Mediclor-M in a pot of drinking water eliminates all inflecting bacteria and makes any available water safe for drinking.



Mediclor-M is very cost effective.

One 100ml. bottle gives 2500 lit of safe drinking water and costs only Rs 10 paisa for 10 litre of safe drinking water Makes any available water safe for drinking.


Mediclor-M has been very effectively used by Government of Maharashtra at the time of Latur Earthquake, Mowad Flood and in many epidemics from 1987.


Mediclor-M is extensively used by Maharashtra Health Department as household drinking water disinfectant to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera, gastro, diarrhoea, dysentery.
US$ 0.60 (100 ml BOTTLE) Mediclor-M FOR 2,500 LITERS

AT NEGLIGIBLE PRICE / COST = US$ 0.00024 / LITRE
Thus it can be said that

Mediclor-M : ADD IT ---FORGET IT----> USE WATER FOR DRINKING - KEEPS A DOCTOR AWAY.



(2) CHLORITARD :

WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER THE BELOW MENTIONED PRODUCT, FOR WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies

CHLORITARD - WATER TREATMENT FOR "PATHOGEN + G.I. DISEASE FREE" HOUSEHOLD CONSUMING SAFE WATER
THUS, HOUSEHOLD WATER IN VALLAGES / RURAL AREAS 36d WORLD COUNTRIES WITH "PATHOGENS (BACTERIA + PROTOZOA + VIRUS) + G.I. DISEASES" AFTER USING CHLORITARD CAN BE SAFE HOUSEHOLD WATER USED FOR - HAND WASH, BATHING, CLEANING UTENSILS, COOKING, CLOTHES WASHING (Including DRINKING)
AT NEGLIGIBLE COST = US$ 0.0001 - US$ 0.0008 / LITER (FOR 30 DAYS), DEPENDING ON THE WATER RESERVOIR / TANK TREATED AS PER CAPACITY OF TANK (100 LITERS - 50,000 LTRS X 30 DAYS) FOR 30 DAYS.






CHLORITARD - 30 DAYS - CONTROL OF (CHLORINE = 0.5 PPM)REGULATING POUCH FOR WATER STORAGE TANKS IN TOWNS / VILLAGES / APPARTMENTS / BUNGALOWS :







CHLORITARD - IS SAFE WATER CONTROLLING POUCH FOR WAYER STORAGE TANS / OVER-HEAD TANKS IN APPARTMENTS / BUNGALOWS / STORAGE TANKS MAINTAINING "CHLORINE = 0.5 ppm", THUS SAFE WATER, CLEAN FROM CONTAMINATION, SAVES MONEY ON DOCTOR / MEDICAL ILLNESS. Thus it can be said that Chloritard a month - KEEPS A DOCTOR AWAY.


CHLORITARD - WATER TREATMENT FOR "PATHOGEN + G.I. DISEASE FREE" HOUSEHOLD CONSUMING SAFE WATER.
THUS, SAFE HOUSEHOLD CONSUMING SAFE WATER AFTER USING CHLORITARD CAN BE USED FOR - HAND WASH, BATHING, CLEANING UTENSILS, COOKING, CLOTHES WASHING (Including DRINKING)

SIZES :

AVAILABLE IN "POUCHES" SUITABLE FOR "CHLORINE = 0.5 ppm" REGULATION / CONTROL DEPENDING ON STORAGE TANK SIZE LITERS = 100 LITER - 50,000 LITERS X 30 DAYS (CHLORINE CONTROL = 0.5 PPM).
SO, 1 POUCH FOR 500 LITERS IF PURCHASED, CONTROLS CHLORINE = 0.5 PPM FOR 30 DAYS.
i.e.

US$ 7.95 (1 POUCH) CHLORITARD FOR 500 LTRS X 30 DAYS

= 15,000 LITERS / MONTH = RESERVOIR TANK - TREATED

- CONTROL OF CHLORINE = 0.5 PPM (KILLING : PATHOGENS + G.I. DISEASE) AT NEGLIGIBLE PRICE / COST = US$ 0.0005 / LITRE.
"CHLORITARD" - WATER TREATMENT FOR "PATHOGEN + GI DISEASE FREE" HOUSEHOLD CONSUMING SAFE WATER

(WATER TREATED IS SAFE FOR HUMAN CONSUMTION - HAND WASH, BATHING, CLEANING UTENSILS, COOKING, CLOTH WASHING (Including DRINKING)



CHLORITARD :
===============
As one CHLORITARD pouch works effectively for at least 30 days, the problem of climbing up the ESR
every day is eliminated. This leaves very little scope for irregularity & lapses in dosing, which are more harmful.

When CHLORITARD pouch is suspended in water storage tank Calcium does not get transferred to water
but remains in the pouch. This eliminates problem of sludge formation and recontamination of water.


CHLORITARD: The most effective technology best suited for point of consumption water disinfection. Chloritard can be simply
described as “scientist’s dream product” as it fulfills all the criteria

CHLORITARD Prevents quick release of CHLORINE and Maintains free Chlorine level
to more than 0.2 ppm


CHLORITARD is the unique way to treat / disinfect entire bulk of water required for all activities at the ‘Point of consumption’.

When a CHLORITARD pouch is suspended in a water storage tank, it releases chlorine slowly in the water for a period of at least 30 days continuously.


The amount of chlorine released is sufficient to kill the bacteria present in the water as well as maintain desired level of free residual chlorine (above 0.2 ppm) for inhibiting rejuvenation and propagation of bacteria by “Dark Repair” process.

Thus, the water treated with CHLORITARD becomes totally safe and hygienic.

Since chlorine gets released very slowly, CHLORITARD has much longer shelf life as compared to that of
bleaching powder. While using CHLORITARD it is not necessary to ascertain the chlorine demand of water because

CHLORITARD pouch automatically releases amount of chlorine required to satisfy chlorine demand and
maintain free residual chlorine Only the required quantity of chlorine is released
hence there is no possibility of excess chlorine,which is commonly observed by any other methods
of dosing chlorine.



Thus chloramines formation possibility is remote when Chloritard is used for water disinfection. Hence
the only disadvantage of using chlorine for water disinfection can be eliminated.

The chlorine level of the water being treated with CHLORITARD remains consistent for a period of at
least 30 days. Therefore problem of drastic variation in chlorine levels with time encountered in other
methods of chlorine dosing including by bleaching powder is totally eliminated.


As one CHLORITARD pouch works effectively for at least 30 days, the problem of climbing up the ESR
every day is eliminated. This leaves very little scope for irregularity & lapses in dosing, which are more harmful.

When CHLORITARD pouch is suspended in water storage tank Calcium does not get transferred to water
but remains in the pouch. This eliminates problem of sludge formation and recontamination of water.

Thus it can be said that Chloritard a month - KEEPS A DOCTOR AWAY.

CAN E-MAIL ADOBE / PPT FILE FOR PRODUCT DATA - CHLORITARD IF INTERESTED.

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Ivan Blagojevic
In my ( humble!) opinion, the only way is the micro(macro)organism that will "eat" all the organic "waste" ... no other solution, except the 100% industry purification thorough chemical, bacteriological and any other cleaning ... not evecutable!!!!
Muzaffar Mohammad
let me make it simple, please take the sample of the waste & get the analysis from the laboratory & send us the report we will provide you the solution with latest technology which is available in the market.

thanks & kind Regards,
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Karina Vink
During the World Water Forum last month in Korea, Gloria Lin presented on the topic of “the application of Multi-hazard mitigation and prevention technology in Chinese Taipei”, with the most interesting technical product being Q-Water, a product designed originally to aid people in remote areas such as mountain villages or small islands to get safe drinking water. She explained this system can also be applied in developing countries. It can provide several thousands of people water for at least a week, so should be suitable for Nepal mountain villages.
I would suggest contacting Yang Wei-fuu (楊偉甫), vice economics minister and director-general of the Water Resources Agency, organizer of said panel and also from Chinese Taipei, to ask about implementing the Q-water system in Nepal.
Raghav Agarwal
This is a wonderful lead Karina. As I specialize in ground water pumping thru solar energy using DC submersible pumps, it may be possible to dig borewell and pump the ground water, which may be tested for its quality for drinking.
Muhammad Raza Ali Gandapur
We should join hands to tackling this crisis and help our Nepalese Partners,GIVE NOW....In this connection I, strongly propose that each and every partners organisation consider supporting the people of Nepal in their hour of need because people will urgently need food, water and medicine .
lyseconcept jean Marius
The application is complex because there we enter the deconstruction-destruction process of the organic matter of personal origin. One solution is to remove the corpses. If this is not possible it is to put scavengers (fish) that will clean all traces of organic matter.
Is this water resource comes from an underground reserve area?
Can the friend contact me directly on my email: lyseconcept@gmail.com
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