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Burch, J., Thomas, K.E
This study originated within the Solar Buildings Program at the U.S. Department of Energy. Its goal is to
assess the potential for solar thennal water disinfection in developing countries. In order to assess solar
thennal potential, the alternatives must be clearly understood and compared. The objectives of the study are
to: a) characterize the developing world disinfection needs and market; b) identify competing technologies,
both traditional and emerging; c) analyze and characterize solar thennal pasteurization; d) compare
technologies on cost-effectiveness and appropriateness; and e) identify research opportunities. Natural
consequences of the study beyond these objectives include a broad knowledge of water disinfection problems
and technologies, introduction of solar thermal pasteurization technologies to a broad audience, and general
identification of disinfection opportunities for renewable technologies.
Burch, J., Thomas, K.E (n.d.). An Overview of Water Disinfection in Developing Countries and the Potential for Solar Thermal Water Pasteurization. NREL
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