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Published on: 01/01/2013

ProCleanse Filtration developed an innovative household water treatment device. The innovation links 75 percent pore space in ceramic particles with positively charged metal ions to first entrap and then deactivate pathogens to deliver sustainable clean, safe water on the first day of use. It combines filtration with clean water storage and thus fits well within a strategy for Household Water Treatment and Storage (HWTS).

The household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) pilot study in Northern Ghana involved a partnership with World Vision, GETF, UDS and Savelugu Nantom Municipality, in which IRC conducted an inception training, developed tools for household and market surveys using mobile phone devices. IRC also engaged community leaders and carried out the surveys as well limited hygiene promotion and education to pretest marketing models to obtain initial feedback.

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