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Sustainability 2017, 9(7), 1224;

Making Fe0-Based Filters a Universal Solution for Safe Drinking Water Provision

Department of Soil Science, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran 009821, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Douala, Douala P.O. Box 24157, Cameroon
Department of Physical Sciences, Sokoine University of Agriculture, Morogoro P.O. Box 3038 67115, Tanzania
Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium
Department of Water and Environmental Science and Engineering, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Arusha P.O. Box 447 23311, Tanzania
Laboratory of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Yaoundé I, Yaoundé B.P. 812, Cameroon
Angewandte Geologie, Universität Göttingen, Goldschmidtstraße 3, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Kultur und Nachhaltige Entwicklung CDD e.V., Postfach 1502, D-37005 Göttingen, Germany
Comité Afro-européen—Avenue Léopold II, 41-5000 Namur, Belgium
Plant Production and Climate Change, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Leipziger Straße 77, 99085 Erfurt, Germany
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Received: 16 May 2017 / Revised: 1 July 2017 / Accepted: 5 July 2017 / Published: 12 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue 6th World Sustainability Forum - Selected Papers)
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Metallic iron (Fe0)-based filtration systems have the potential to significantly contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of substantially improving the human condition by 2030 through the provision of clean water. Recent knowledge on Fe0-based safe drinking water filters is addressed herein. They are categorized into two types: Household and community filters. Design criteria are recalled and operational details are given. Scientists are invited to co-develop knowledge enabling the exploitation of the great potential of Fe0 filters for sustainable safe drinking water provision (and sanitation). View Full-Text
Keywords: design criteria; permeability loss; reactive filtration; revolving purifier; sponge iron; zero-valent iron design criteria; permeability loss; reactive filtration; revolving purifier; sponge iron; zero-valent iron

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Naseri, E.; Ndé-Tchoupé, A.I.; Mwakabona, H.T.; Nanseu-Njiki, C.P.; Noubactep, C.; Njau, K.N.; Wydra, K.D. Making Fe0-Based Filters a Universal Solution for Safe Drinking Water Provision. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1224.

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