Zimba automatic chlorine dispenser

Suprio Das, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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)

South East Asia

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

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

$ 150.00 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

LOTUS Water from Stanford

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Rural communities in South Asia with an existing water source, such as the hand pump or a well.

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