Sustainably addressing the water needs of populations in countries lacking adequate infrastructure is challenging. We discuss the potential of decentralized water and wastewater treatment using electrified processes across Latin American countries and reflect on what would help their implementation in the region.
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This work was partially funded by São Paulo research foundation (grant numbers 2014/50945-4, 2017/10118-0, 2019/20634-0 and 2021/08701-4), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (grant numbers 303759/2014-3 and 303943/2021-1) and National Science Foundation (EEC-1449500) Nanosystems Engineering Research Center on Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment. We acknowledge L. A. Espinoza, H. Heinzen, E. J. C. Lopez and M. Castier for the continuous support to young researchers in their institutions in Latin America.
The authors declare no competing interests.
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dos Santos, A.J., Barazorda-Ccahuana, H.L., Caballero-Manrique, G. et al. Accelerating innovative water treatment in Latin America. Nat Sustain (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-022-01042-z