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UV Cleaning Water Jug / Drinking Water Jug concept

UV Cleaning Water Jug
UV Cleaning Water Jug

There is a lack of clean tap water supply to households in Ghana and only 4% of households disinfect water suitably. A solution is to have a cheaper and efficient way of sterilizing water through the use of UV-C light rays. The use of mechanically powered UVC light bulbs enables citizens to repetitively disinfect tap water, making it drinkable. The use of a reusable filter sheet eradicates the need for continuous replacements, making the product sustainable. This will therefore help the environment by reducing the number of people purchasing bottle and plastic sachets of water, which is a high contributing factor towards pollution in Ghana.


Aston University

Aston University
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Diane Beema-Kyei,
Aston University