Nanotechnology-Enabled Point-of-Use (POU) Filters for Drinking Water Disinfection

  • Lok R. PokhrelEmail author
  • Rebecca L. Dean
  • Zachary L. Jacobs
  • William B. Burrows


Nanotechnology-incorporated low-cost materials for household point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems may confer better protection to public health due to potential removal of microbial pathogens (bacteria and viruses) from drinking water supplies and could serve as a sustainable complementary option to the conventional communal water treatment methods that are in use today.



We would like to thank Byron Pash for the assistance with literature review on NACF. This work is funded by East Carolina University (grant # 111101 to LRP).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lok R. Pokhrel
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rebecca L. Dean
    • 1
  • Zachary L. Jacobs
    • 3
  • William B. Burrows
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Public Health, The Brody School of MedicineEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health Education and Promotion, Environmental Health Program, College of Health and Human PerformanceEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  3. 3.School of LawUniversity of California-BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

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