coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purifying shipping container unit
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oct 09, 2013
coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purifying shipping container unit

coca-cola EKOCENTER: water purification shipping containter
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to help provide communities in need with access to safe drinking water and other basic necessities, the coca-cola company, together with DEKA R&D have launched ‘EKOCENTER’ - modularly designed kiosk, which has been transformed from a 20-foot shipping container – with the ‘slingshot’ water purification system housed within a community center. the initiative aims to improve the holistic well-being of developing communities around the world, focusing on those within the ‘bottom of the pyramid’, the largest, poorest socio economic group – representing nearly 4 billion people who live on less than $2 USD per day.




EKOCENTER is a modularly designed kiosk with ‘slingshot’ technology at its core, transformed from a shipping container with solar panel awnings into a local community hub, offering clean, safe drinking water, alongside other services, such as access to wireless communication, electricity, vaccination storage, and more tailored to address community needs. the shipping container unit strives to help communities thrive – each and every community member – from the people using it, to the local entrepreneur operating it.

the container offers access to wireless communication, electricity, vaccination storage, and other community needs





the ‘slingshot’ water purification system—developed in partnership with DEKA R&D – uses vapor compression distillation technology to turn any source of dirty water – river water, ocean water and even raw sewage – into safe, clean drinking water. the system delivers approximately 800 liters of clean water daily at the hourly electricity cost of less than a standard handheld hair dryer (1KwH).

clean filtered water from the ‘slingshot’ water purification system


solar panels fitted on top of the shipping container


(left): vaccine storage
(right): water tanks






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