Zimba automatic chlorine dispenser

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Zimba produces a low-cost automatic chlorine dispenser which disinfects water by automatically mixing required chlorine concentration at the point of collection.

Product description Brand name and product description

Zimba is a point-of-use water chlorinator that aims to reduce water-borne diseases. Zimba dispenses a preset dose of liquid chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) into a batch of water within a storage tank. The storage tank allows this water to be exposed to chlorine for about 30 minutes, WHO’s recommended contact time, to allow disinfection before use. Zimba strives for a simple design, with no moving parts.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

Global. As of 2018, the product is installed in India, Bangladesh, Kenya and Dominician Republic interview with representative

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in collaboration with The International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, Wateraid and other local NGOs interview with representative

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

240.00 USDinterview with representative

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Rural communities, post-disaster areas with an existing water source, such as the hand pump or a well.

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