water hygiene monitoring Articles

  • Tackling the neglected issues of sanitation and hygiene

    Problems with Sanitation and Hygiene in Developing Countries Sanitation and hygiene continue to be overlooked, with severe consequences for the health, education, and economic prospects of a large proportion of the world’s population.  Around 40 per cent of people worldwide (2.6 billion) do not have access to a safe toilet, and nearly 20 per cent (1.1 billion) defecate in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water, sanitation, hygiene and rural poverty: issues of sector monitoring and the role of aggregated indicators

    Water and sanitation improvements together with hygiene (WASH) are central to health. However, progress in ensuring access to these basic services remains inadequate, particularly in the rural developing world. To remedy this appalling situation, decision-makers need reliable data on which to base planning, targeting and prioritization. However, the challenges of collecting such data and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A comparative study of detex RESI-CLEAN, a protein test and an ATP bioluminescence test for hygiene monitoring

    Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the performance of the Detex RESI-CLEAN swab test to two other hygiene monitoring products intended for similar use including the Celsis snapshot ATP bioluminescence test and the Biotrace® Protect™ protein detection test. Hygiene monitoring tests are used to determine the general cleanliness of a surface. A surface with food ...


  • Improving service delivery of water, sanitation, and hygiene in primary schools: a cluster-randomized trial in western Kenya

    Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs in schools have been shown to improve health and reduce absence. In resource-poor settings, barriers such as inadequate budgets, lack of oversight, and competing priorities limit effective and sustained WASH service delivery in schools. We employed a cluster-randomized trial to examine if schools could improve WASH conditions within existing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • FTIR gas monitor for diverse applications

    QUANTITECH, a leading supplier of environmental monitoring instrumentation, has recently supplied EURO Environmental Services in Ireland with a transportable Gasmet FTIR multiparameter gas analyser which EURO Environmental's Managing Director Geoff Fitzpatrick says, “is proving invaluable in many varied applications across a broad selection of industries.” With headquarters in Drogheda in Ireland ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Safer water, better health

    Ensuring poor people’s access to safe drinking-water and adequate sanitation and encouraging personal, domestic and community hygiene will improve the quality of life of millions of individuals. Better managing water resources to reduce the transmission of vector-borne diseases (such as viral diseases carried by mosquitoes) and to make water bodies safe for recreational and other users can save ...

  • Treatment plant protected by effluent monitor at major drinks factory

    The installation of a BioTector continuous TOC (Total Organic Carbon) monitor to police the front end of Cobevco’s wastewater treatment plant has enabled tight control of the treatment process. Delivering results 20 times faster than laboratory techniques, the monitor at the Elton facility in Cheshire provides advance notice of organic overload so that the plant is able to instantly divert ...


  • Realizing the human rights to water and sanitation: A Handbook

    UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. September 2014 Since 2010, when the United Nation General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation and the Human Rights Council reaffirmed this recognition, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation has received ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reference: Outstanding technology delivers outstanding potable water

    Outstanding technology delivers outstanding potable water High-tech comes to the Sauerland region: To supply potable water, Stadtwerke Sundern uses state-of-the-art technology. When the time came to modernise their three waterworks, the first-class quality of ProMinent's products and systems was the deciding factor. Key figures ...

  • Microbiological water quality and sampling policy of public swimming pools

    Water samples collected from 100 public swimming pools in the West Bank of the Palestine by health inspectors. The samples were tested for microbiological quality for the years 2003, 2004 and 2005. The overall of unaccepted tested swimming pool water samples were as follows: 35.8% for total Coliforms (TC), 24.4% for faecal Coliforms (FC), 36% for Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC), 39.3% Enterococci ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental health aspects of drinking water-borne outbreak due to karst flooding: case study

    Climate change may increase the incidence of waterborne diseases due to extreme rainfall events, and consequent microbiological contamination of the water source and supply. As a result of the complexity of the pathways from the surface to the consumer, it is difficult to detect an association between rainfall and human disease. The water supply of a Hungarian city, Miskolc (174,000 inhabitant), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Is drinking water from ‘improved sources’ really safe? A case study in the Logone valley (Chad-Cameroon)

    Within a cooperation project coordinated by the Association for Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America (ACRA) Foundation, water supplies were sampled across the villages of the Logone valley (Chad-Cameroon) mostly from boreholes, open wells, rivers and lakes as well as from some piped water. Microbiological analyses and sanitary inspections were carried out at each source. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How Clean Water Supplies can Benefit Your Business – From Coca Cola to Unilever

    This month we’re looking at how clean water supplies are becoming integral to corporate success. We live in times of swift change, where urbanisation and population growth are ever increasing and because of this, there’s competition regarding water supply. It used to be seen as a philanthropic act to provide access to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), but now ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Concentration of facultative pathogenic bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes during sewage treatment and in receiving rivers

    Whereas the hygienic condition of drinking and bathing water by law must be monitored by culture-based methods, for quantification of microbes and antibiotic resistance in soil or the aquatic environment, often molecular genetic assays are used. For comparison of both methods, knowledge of their correlation is necessary. Therefore the population of total bacteria, Escherichia coli, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • University of Southampton, Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils– Case Study

    Project Highlights Over the last 15 years, Envirochem have for-filled the role of environmental consultant analysts to the University of Southampton. During a period of significant redevelopment, Envirochem has assisted with a whole range of projects supplying an exhaustive range of asbestos related services, chemical sampling and ...

  • Environmental degradation of Hamal Lake and adjoining areas due to the effluent of Balochistan and Upper Sindh areas

    The site visit of Hamal Lake and its adjacent villages was carried out from 20th - 24th April, 2005 by a team of Environmental Management Unit – SIDA. The purpose of visit was essentially to find causes of deaths in Kachho area, to monitor quality of water and sources of contamination of waters of Hamal Lake. The samples were collected at zero point of Miro Khan drain at Hamal Lake from upstream ...


  • Adding AD To Existing Composting Site Footprint

    About an hour’s drive west of Munich in southern Germany, the City of Augsburg had been served by an indoor composting facility since 1994. It was operated by Abfallverwertung Augsburg (AVA), three quarters of which was initially owned by the City of Augsburg and the districts of Aichach-Friedberg and Augsburg. Until recently, the remaining quarter was owned by a private company but as of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • A new Technology for Composting: Suction Aeration for Opening Composting Works

    Cost-efficient solution for smell emission reduction The enormous waste quantities that are produced day by day are one of the most difficult problems for the economy as such, for cities and communities and for private households. Storage capacities for waste are scarce everywhere. Therefore solutions of all kinds that reduce waste quantities or recycle waste materials to be reused in the ...

  • Thermal deoilers - Thermal deoiling of evaporator coils for air conditioners

    The Problem A major Air Conditioning company was mandated to have an alternate technology for degreasing evaporator fins. They had, until recently, been deoiling metal parts in a conveyorized solvent based vapor degreasing line, but the state environmental agency mandated that the line be shut down on a certain date due to the excessive water and air pollution it generated. The company ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

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