Capturing the water purification potential of SolarSack
SolarSack helps bring safe drinking water to low-income communities with a simple water purification technology called solar water disinfection (SODIS), using the UV and heat from the sun to kill disease-causing microorganisms in the water.
A key goal in our testing is to make sure that SolarSack works in all the places where it is implemented. In order to capture the full performance potential of SolarSack we need to test and analyze the purification effect by SolarSack under different environmental conditions simulating real use scenarios.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water leading to sickness and deaths. The current methods of boiling contaminated water using wood fuel leads to a significant increase in CO2 emission and deforestation.
We are also open for interns and smaller projects in form of special projects or similar.
We expect the student to have basic biological understanding and laboratory experience. Experience with data modelling tools is a plus.
|Vejleder(e):||Charlotte F. Michelsen (Solarsack) and Mette Burmølle (Section of Microbiology)|