Chapter 5

Technologies for Long-Term Applications


Emergency response and humanitarian aid organizations need to supply water treatment devices in a cost-effective manner that also creates a high-quality effluent acceptable for human consumption. Certain technologies are more applicable in a long-term emergency situation than acute, short term applications. Long-term emergency response water treatment devices are typically more expensive, provide a higher effluent flow and quality, and take longer to set up, maintain, and operate than do water treatment devices provided during a short-term, acute, emergency response. The technologies discussed for long-term applications include natural filtration, packaged filtration units, pressurized filtration ...

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