Justine Rayner

Contact Info:
Lantagne Group
Anderson Hall
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

Tel: 617.627.3211
Fax: 617.627.3994
Email Justine
Ph.D. Student in Environmental Health


M.Sc. Water and Environmental Management, Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University, England, 2009
B.A. Cultural Anthropology, University of California at Santa Barbara, USA, 1995

Research interest statement

The use of appropriate technology to address access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene with a focus on locally manufactured ceramic pot filters for household drinking water treatment.

Manuscripts published

Rayner J, Skinner B, and Lantagne D (2013). Current practices in manufacturing locally-made ceramic pot filters for water treatment in developing countries. Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development 3(2), 252-261.

Rayner J, Zhang H, Schubert J, Lennon P, Lantagne D, and Oyanedel-Craver V (2013). Laboratory investigation into the effect of silver applied on the bacteriological removal efficacy of filter material for use on locally-produced ceramic water filters for household drinking water treatment. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 1(7), 737-745.

CMWG (2011). Best Practice Recommendations for Local Manufacturing of Ceramic Pot Filters for Household Water Treatment, Ed. 1. Ceramic Manufacturing Working Group with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA, co-editor.

Current research projects

Impact of Water Chemistry on Silver Dissolution and Release from Ceramic Water Filters

The effects of manufacturing variables on ceramic water filter efficacy for drinking water treatment in developing countries.
Sponsor: PATH

Evaluation of household drinking water filter distributions in Haiti
Sponsor: CDC

Comparative study of flow in disk and full size ceramic water filters for water treatment in developing countries