solar powered mobile water purifier for disaster relief
solar powered mobile water purifier for disaster relief solar powered mobile water purifier for disaster relief
feb 04, 2013
solar powered mobile water purifier for disaster relief

solar powered mobile water purifier for disaster relief
image capture via MIT technology review




researchers at thailand’s national nanotechnology center have developed a prototype solar-powered water purification unit that combines the use of a nanocoated filtration system. the ‘SOS water’ unit was conceived to provide clean drinking water to communities affected by natural disasters – specifically flooding. the integration of an antimicrobial nanocoating ceramic filter kills and incapacitates all bacteria left in the water, also preventing the growth of mold and algae within the body of the filter.


turning flood water into drinking water
video courtesy of MIT technology review




using solar-power, the mobile-operating system puts raw water through six filtration steps, meeting the requirement standards of safe drinking water. capable of producing 200 liters of drinking water per hour – the device was created to be easily transported – fitting into the back of a pick-up truck, trailer, or a flat hull boat in cases of emergency on, or off land.



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