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- “Controlling a Spillover Pathway with the Molecular Cork Effect” co-authored by Dr Stamatakis published by Nature Materials
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- £2.95M funding for UCL in Grid Scale Energy Storage
- "Facet engineered Ag3PO4 for efficient water photooxidation” by J. Tang Group published in Energy & Environmental Science
- Engineers Without Borders’ successful trip to Kenya
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Engineers Without Borders’ successful trip to Kenya
30 September 2013
The EWB Kenya team worked with Haki Water Kenya to install a chlorination system in an under privileged school in Kayole-Soweto slum in Nairobi Kenya. The chlorination system is to treat ground water pumped from a borehole on the school compound with was hitherto high in total bacteria and faecal coliform levels (well above WHO and Kenya government standards). Students who drank the water therefore fell ill frequently and absenteeism due to water borne illnesses was a big problem in the school, with a poor effect on student performance. By project commissioning, the treated borehole water had nearly 100% less bacteria and conformed to international standards. The team also ensured that the chlorination system allowed for residual chlorine levels for treatment of any further contamination in the piping system before final extraction and use at the various water points in the school.
The team also carried out training sessions in conjunction with the system suppliers, training 10 teachers on the fundamentals of chlorination, dosage, health and safety and maintenance of the system. The levels of absenteeism in the school due water related diseases will be monitored by our partner Haki Water over the next year, and it is expected that these levels will have significantly dropped.
Finally, after a very successful project and partnership, the team accompanied Haki Water on three field visits to schools with severe water problems in the semi-arid areas of Kitui and Kajiado in Kenya with the aim of identifying projects in which a working partnership with Haki Water can be continued, where EWB-UCL student volunteers can offer technical support and solutions in the project(s) the organisation ultimately decides to tackle.
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