Portable hydrogen peroxide generation for distributed sanitation and water purification

drinking water

 

Water

Fellows

Jonathan Melville

Faculty / Staff

Yogesh Surendranath

Research Mentor

TBD


One in nine people in the world lacks access to safe drinking water, and three in nine lack access to adequate sanitation, leading to more than 3.5 million deaths each year. Water quality and sanitation can be significantly improved in resource-constrained locations such as rural India by developing distributed technologies for generating hydrogen peroxide, a potent clean oxidant that is ideal for water purification, wastewater treatment, and broad-spectrum sanitation. This project seeks to develop and test a new portable electrochemical technology for generating hydrogen peroxide from water and air, driven by distributed renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.

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