Clean Safe Drinking Water
Our current water crisis has one of the epic proportions, in which 3.575 million people are dying from the water-related disease every year. Every time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by those people suffering from illness. They are brought on by limited access to poor hygiene, sanitation, and safe drinking water. These harrowing realities afflict our society. To find a solution for this crisis the inventors, designers, visionaries and engineers provide services. Luckily, there is no shortage of innovation.
Throughout the worldwide one in 10 people lack regular access to safe drinking water. To manage this, the most basic humanitarian problem with an effort, engineers around the globe have developed a wide array of devices. Those devices are large and small that generate clean water.
Every year, a plenty of innovations aim to make the process cheaper, more portable and easier. As well as produce a real impact for some of the 663 million people and those people who suffer from water shortages. The solutions range from distributing UV light purification chips, using condensation methods. To pull water from the thin air or turning salty seawater into fresh water affordable enough for people using at home. Only a few of these technologies are working outside the lab. Some technologies so far generated billions of gallons of clean water.
The Warka Water Tower
For designing the Warka Water Tower to become a reality it took several years. On concord, in a rural Ethiopian village its first pilot program. Earlier this year, the pilot program was finally built and began pulling clean water from thin air. This tower is built-in fog harvesting design concepts. It takes the form of huge cylinder constructed from wrapped in recycled mesh and bamboo. By a canopy, the tower is skirted as that provides shade for local residents to rest under from the tower’s base while they funnel off condensed water. The Tower’s makers plan to put it into mass production by 2019.
Tiny UV water purifier
Not only drought-affected areas people are lacking for clean water. Many times, there is ” water everywhere, but not a drop to drink” due to contamination from environmental or pollution issues. Water purification systems are often time-consuming and expensive. But researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. As it is recently developed a UV water purifier housed in a tiny black rectangle. That cuts the lengthy process down from 48 hours to around 20 minutes. Despite the fact that, the device is a long way from mass production. Lab tests on the prototype suggest that it could be the initial step toward a new generation of water purification methods. As that help make dirty water drinkable.
The Pipe is floating solar-powered desalination plant
For California, a new desalination project planned as it is dubbed The Pipe with its promise made a splash this summer. Of providing 1.5 billion gallons of clean drinking water for the drought-stricken state. And the solar-powered plant relies on electromagnetic desalination methods for turning seawater into the clean and fresh water. It also filters the salty byproduct through thermal baths and then flushes it back into the Pacific Ocean. The Pipe also gets attention for its eye appeal as it was designed to look more such as a glittering sculpture than a part of the industrial equipment.
The World’s largest fog harvester
The world’s largest fog harvester uses giant mesh fences for trapping dense fog in the Moroccan desert and turn it into the fresh and clean water. The contraption takes advantage with a surface area of 600 square meters of the fog blanketing the drought-stricken Aït Baâmrane region out of the year for six months. The fog harvester reportedly produces as much as 17 gallons of safe and clean drinking water per square yard of the net. Along with a system of pipes, Solar-powered pumps deliver the clean water to 400 local residents. As they ordinarily struggle to gain access to safe water in the arid region.
Nano Water Chip
The clean water cost is a major barrier for plenty of thirsty people on Earth. So researchers are finding affordable solutions for small scale personal water purification. From the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany developed a low-drain “water chip” in the year 2014. This generates a small electrical field for desalinating seawater. Before its development, the water chip made a promise to offer a portable clean water solution. As the solution is capable of running on a regular battery. Further for the product’s research and development, the startup Okeanos Technology was found, which is still underway.
Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project
Double duty is done by the Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project. As it generates renewable energy from the motion of the ocean while simultaneously desalinating seawater. In Western Australia, the buoy floating devices operate off the coast of Perth. Where environmentally friendly electricity production methods are a priority. In a trio, the submerged 240-kilowatt buoys work together tethered to the seabed with hydraulic pumps. That push water through power turbines as the system bobs with waves. To create clean drinking water a built-in desalination system uses some of the electricity produced to shore. And added to the grid so the rest of the electricity is fed back. A project named utility-scale is part of Perth’s larger plan. The plan is for leaning on desalination as a long-term source of clean drinking water for the local community.