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EPA Grant Number: SU833548
Title: Development and Evaluation of Three Simple, Low-Cost, Low-Tech Tests for Microbial Fecal Indicators in Drinking and Recreational Water
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will develop and test three simple, inexpensive, and portable means of testing water for microbial and viral infection. An enormous portion of the world does not have access to safe drinking water and has no way of knowing whether or not the water they use is safe. This group will develop point-of-use tests for consumers to know whether water is safe for drinking, cooking, feeding infants, and personal hygiene.