water purification

System D’s Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine

System D’s Compact Ozone Generator Makes Dirty Water Sparkle Using Zero Chlorine

System D has designed a compact ozone generator that can provide clean sterilized water anywhere. At the heart of this system is an electric powered "corona discharge" ozone generator that converts oxygen

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Moringa Oleifera Tree Seed Extracts Purify Water Naturally

Moringa Oleifera Tree Seed Extracts Purify Water Naturally

Moringa Oliefera tree seeds via Shutterstock A seed extract from the Moringa Oleifera tree could provide a natural and inexpensive solution for water purification. Through a collaborative research

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WADI: Solar-Powered Water Disinfecting Device Could Save 400,000 Lives a Year

WADI: Solar-Powered Water Disinfecting Device Could Save 400,000 Lives a Year

Water is life - without a source of clean water for drinking and cooking, humans become very sick and often die. In wealthy countries, clean drinking water is taken for granted. In developing countries,

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Cilantro Purifies Drinking Water in Developing Countries Cheaply and Sustainably

Cilantro Purifies Drinking Water in Developing Countries Cheaply and Sustainably

No longer just a flavorful garnish, cilantro has taken center stage in studies that show how the leafy herb might be a new, low-cost solution to purifying drinking water. Popularly used in Mexican and

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Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

A team of international researchers have found a new way to purify water in the developing world. It’s a filter made of plasma-charged carbon nano-tubes that can easily filter out harmful contaminants

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6 Human-Powered Gadgets To Improve Your Life

6 Human-Powered Gadgets To Improve Your Life

Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer Electric washers and dryers seem pretty darn convenient until the power goes out. Then, unless you've got a washtub, scrub board, and a lot of elbow grease, you're going to

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LIFESAVER Jerrycans Literally Save Lives with 5 Gallons of Pure Drinking Water

LIFESAVER Jerrycans Literally Save Lives with 5 Gallons of Pure Drinking Water

Gizmag reports that the LIFESAVER Jerrycan eliminates 99.999995 percent of bacteria and 99.999 percent of viruses is contaminated water, making it a fantastic solution for people who live in areas that

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Berkey Water Filters Provide Clean, Fresh Drinking Water At Home and In Disaster Relief

Berkey Water Filters Provide Clean, Fresh Drinking Water At Home and In Disaster Relief

With bottled water and potable tap water both so readily available in developed countries, it's easy to take clean drinking water for granted. But when natural disasters strike, one of the first things to

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Singapore’s Bishan Park Wins Landscape of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

Singapore’s Bishan Park Wins Landscape of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

Bishan Park is part of Singapore's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program, a long-term initiative to transform the city-state's bodies of water into more inviting public parks. Prior to

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Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Margot Krasojevic Unveils a Water-Purifying Footbridge for Amsterdam

Water management is still the most important function of Amsterdam's canals - without them, the city would drown. Circulating the water is also vital for sanitary reasons - three times a week, 14 of the

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Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

Solar Cucumber Harvests Fresh Drinking Water From the Ocean

The 'Solar Cucumber' is an innovative desalination plant design with the potential to help water-starved communities in coastal environments. The solar-powered desalination unit turns seawater to

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Swedish Student Discovers a New Way To Purify Textile Effluent

Swedish Student Discovers a New Way To Purify Textile Effluent

Dying is one of the most environmentally destructive parts of textile production, sending hormone-disrupting chemicals into waterways in big textile-producing countries like China, India and Bangladesh.

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Rice University Uses Graphite to Make Water Filtering “Super-Sand”

Rice University Uses Graphite to Make Water Filtering “Super-Sand”

Having clean water is a luxury that's only available to a portion of the global population - approximately one in eight people lack access to safe water supplies, and 3.575 million people die each year

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Military Tech Turns Diesel Exhaust into Water With Capillary Condensation

Military Tech Turns Diesel Exhaust into Water With Capillary Condensation

Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are developing a method to convert diesel exhaust into purified drinking water. Called capillary condensation, the process is being developed to help

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“Pure” Water Bottle Filters 99.9% of Bacteria with UV Light

“Pure” Water Bottle Filters 99.9% of Bacteria with UV Light

While traveling through Zambia, Timothy Whitehead became perplexed with the issues surrounding purifying water -- chlorine and iodine tablets abound, but it takes 30 minutes to finish the process and the

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HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

HYDRA: A Solar and Hydrogen-Powered Mobile Water Purification System

We've covered plenty of water purification systems. But in a world where one billion people don't have access to clean drinking water, we can always use new ones. Enter the HYDRA, a solar-powered hydrogen

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Cactus Gum Can Purify Water Cheaply and Effectively

Cactus Gum Can Purify Water Cheaply and Effectively

Counterintuitive as it may seem, cacti might be the key to cheap and easy water purification. Assistant Professor Norma Alcantar at the University of South Florida in Tampa has discovered that when

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Water Purifying Skyscraper Cleans up Jakarta’s Rivers

Water Purifying Skyscraper Cleans up Jakarta’s Rivers

Jakarta is located in the center of thirteen different rivers that are heavily populated - the people who live here rely on the waters not only for their water, but their livelihood and waste disposal.

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Bubble Shaped Skyscraper is a Fresh Water Factory

Bubble Shaped Skyscraper is a Fresh Water Factory

Design Crew for Architecture have created an incredible water purifying skyscraper that looks like dozens of soapy bubbles stacked one on top of another. According to the design brief, “There is

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Fountainhead Reposited: Water Island is an Exercise in Filtration

Fountainhead Reposited: Water Island is an Exercise in Filtration

Synch your workout with a little river detox, then rehydrate with a cup of the fresh water you just filtered. This people-powered water purification island, designed by Jakub Szczesny as part of the

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The WaterMill Produces Fresh Drinking Water out of Thin Air

The WaterMill Produces Fresh Drinking Water out of Thin Air

What if we could, like mythical alchemists, change stone into gold; or like Superman, make coal into diamonds by squeezing it with our bare hands? In possession of such powers might we choose to create

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DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%: Lifestraw Water Purifier

DESIGN FOR THE OTHER 90%: Lifestraw Water Purifier

With over 1.1 million people in the world who don't have access to clean drinking water, water-borne pathogens are a huge problem for the environment and for human health. Fortunately a clever little

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PREFAB FRIDAY: CLEAN HUB

PREFAB FRIDAY: CLEAN HUB

The Clean Hub, “a new prototype for sustainable infrastructure” conceived by Shelter Architecture in collaboration with Architecture for Humanity, and designed and built by architecture

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ECOS LIFELINK: Solar/Wind Water, Electricity & Wireless Station

ECOS LIFELINK: Solar/Wind Water, Electricity & Wireless Station

One of the most brilliant inventions we've seen to date is this mobile, portable structure which provides water purification, electricity and even wireless internet access - all through the power of the

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