Published in: 2013
American Environmental Systems, Inc., Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
Malak, H. K.
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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Henry K. Malak is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Further information and a discussion is available on the SuSanA discussion Forum, see link below.
Short description of the project:
In our Phase-I project we propose to incorporate recent advances in nanotechnology and hydrophobicity of silicone materials for the development and application of novel, cost-effective, durable, antimicrobial and self-cleaning surfaces for sanitary units and sanitary facilities.
Goal(s): Our overall aim is to develop and disseminate unique, cost effective, self-cleaning, durable, and antimicrobial coatings applicable to non-piped and minimal-water sanitation projects for both the urban and rural poor.
1. Develop prototypic self-cleaning and antimicrobial coatings.
2. Perform cost-benefit and process analyses for making effective coatings efficiently to meet Gates Foundation guidelines for costs of commercial sanitary units to less than $0.05/user/day.
3. Establish those working collaborations and/or partnerships with Gates grantees, companies, and international organizations in developing countries to fulfill our Objective 1 and their antimicrobial and cleanliness needs for sanitary projects.
Start and end date: 01 November, 2011 to October 31 2014, final report due 15 December 2014
Research or implementation partners for Phase II:
Sanergy Limited, Nairobi Kenya and PID, Ltd Mbazwana, Mbazwana in Africa, and Eram Scientific Solutions, Kerala, India.
Malak, H., Malak, I., Dicello, J. F.
Documents available for download below:
1- Poster: Photoactive silicones for self-cleaning and antibacterial sanitary units (August, 2012)
Malak, H. K. (2013). Photoactive silicones for self-cleaning and antibacterial sanitary units - Various documents on results from research grant. American Environmental Systems, Inc., Ellicott City, Maryland, USA
English Fundamental research and engineering North America
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