2016

Microbutor

By March 19, 2021March 20th, 2021No Comments

A large chunk of the rural population in India suffer from diseases caused by microbial contamination. The problem could have been solved if the villages could run electric water kits, but these kits are usually dysfunctional due to intermittent electricity supply. To curb this problem, three colleagues from the Science for Society came up with the idea of MicroButor, an incubator to check microbial contamination that runs without electricity. The device can be charged by hot water, heated via solar energy, chulas or gas. With the support of the award, Science for Society has been able to successfully hold their pilot in ten villages with 50 water sources and are now aiming to take it to a larger scale.