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