Assessing inactivation of pathogens by a halogen delivery device (HaloPure(R))

Funding Organization: HaloSource, Inc.
Project Duration: Ongoing since 2008

Household water treatment (HWT) is an important means of decontaminating drinking water for people who lack a clean water source, particularly in developing countries. Many different HWT devices are being marketed worldwide. HaloPure(R) media are a component of several HWT devices. It consists of polymer beads which bind bromine or chlorine, and deliver an appropriate residual to water that passes through them. Inactivation of bacterial and viral pathogens by this method is being assessed.