April 19, 2012

Sunlight + Lime Juice = Safer Drinking Water

Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins University


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Looking for an inexpensive and effective way to quickly improve the quality of your drinking water? According to a team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, sunlight and a twist of lime might do the trick. Researchers found that adding lime juice to water that is treated with a solar disinfection method removed detectable levels of harmful bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) significantly faster than solar disinfection alone.

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TAGGED: Drinking Water, Limes, Sunlight