For Global Handwashing Day 2012, this Weekly issue contains a literature review of 2012 handwashing studies that was compiled by the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing. The review summarizes studies on the health impacts of handwashing, handwashing behavior, hand contamination and provides recommendations for implementers of handwashing programs.
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: varkey May 25, 2018Thank you for the information. I am curious to know the problem in Phuleli. Is canal the only source of water for the community? Regards, Dr. varkey
- Canada’s Challenges and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater - by: christenerz May 25, 2018Dear F H Mughal and Elisabeth, I have never formally done any research in this area, however one of my friends did her thesis at the University of Waterloo on this topic (measuring the presence of microplastics, not only in water but also in the air); another friend of mine is training to work as a WWTP operator in Canada – this topic sometimes comes up in o […]
- Canada’s Challenges and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater - by: F H Mughal May 25, 2018A interesting doctoral dissertation is available at aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/30720 which, I'm sure Ms Christene would love to read. The title is Wastewater treatment plants as pathways of microlitter to the aquatic environment, and it is by Julia Talvite. On a lighter note, Julia says in preface (last 3 lines), while thanking her husband: Not […]
- Canada’s Challenges and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater - by: muench May 25, 2018Great responses, Christene! How come you know so much about this? Was it part of your Masters thesis perhaps? Mughal: I would guess that membrane filtration would remove microplastics from wastewater. So membrane bioractors could be a suitable technology (see: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Membrane_bioreactor ). But it's expensive of course. The more advanced t […]
- ANSI Calls on Expert Stakeholders to Participate in ISO Project Committee 318 on Community-Scale Resource-Oriented Sanitation Systems - by: muench May 25, 2018Dear Kimberly, I think the ISO standard that ANSI wants to develop called "Community-Scale Resource-Oriented Sanitation Systems" would eventually benefit anyone who needs this kind of sanitation solution. So yes, potentially also homeless people in the US. Better ISO standards would hopefully lead to better products (better toilets). We have two pr […]
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: varkey May 25, 2018