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Advanced Disinfectant Formulations

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Michael Fisher
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Peter Liao
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The Water Institute at UNC has developed novel chemical disinfectant formulations to enhance inactivation of protozoan cysts and other chlorine-resistant pathogens with particular emphasis on improving water safety in emergencies and low and middle income settings. Based on the results of this work to date, UNC has developed at least three paths to rapidly achieving significant reduction in infectivity of Cryptosporidium oocysts in Type I and Type II challenge water (as well as many clear waters typically used for drinking in emergency and low-resource settings).