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Old 02-26-2014, 11:58 AM   #29
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The problem with that solution is that even bottled water has a "best before date" and that's because it contains bacteria that multiply over time.
Perhaps, leaving bottled tap water out in the sun might work, but is also likely to warm the water, improving the environment for bacteria.
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Old 02-26-2014, 12:16 PM   #30
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Nope, PBS. As a solution for third world water borne diseases.

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Old 02-26-2014, 12:58 PM   #31
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Looks like David's spot on: Clean Drinking Water for Everyone | Michigan Tech News.

Requires continuous exposure to strong sunlight for six hours. Also needs reasonably clear water- bacteria will hide from the radiation under sediment. U.V. radiation rather than temp is the sanitizing factor- kills those bad boys dead as a doornail!

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There was a far bit of chatter in the international travel forums a number of years back on the topic of solar water disinfection. One of the reason when I travel in counties that are not known for great water, when I buy bottled water (which is often bottled in the country of purchase) I leave it out in the sun for a day before sticking it in the fridge to cool down.

Wikipedia, has a pretty good explanation and history of Solar water disinfection.
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