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Water Disinfection of Rural Communities by Solar Radiation: Effects of the Bottle Material

Hooshyar Hossini 1 , * , Shahla Ahmadinasab 2 , Rezvan Amiri 2 and Faezeh Hashemi Moghdam 2
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1 Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
2 Students Research Committee, Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences, Kermanshah, Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of Health and Life Sciences: July 2018, 4 (2); e83089
  • Published Online: September 30, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 8, 2018
  • Revised: September 24, 2018
  • Accepted: September 25, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijhls.83089

To Cite: Hossini H, Ahmadinasab S, Amiri R, Hashemi Moghdam F. Water Disinfection of Rural Communities by Solar Radiation: Effects of the Bottle Material, Int J Health Life Sci. 2018 ; 4(2):e83089. doi: 10.5812/ijhls.83089.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results and Discussion
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