Delivering clean water with the power of the sun
Today’s Video of the Day from Monash University features new technology that can deliver clean water to thousands of communities using only geothermal materials and solar energy.
The solar steam generation system features an evaporation disc made of super-hydrophilic filter paper.
Testing revealed that the technology can remove salt and produce continuous clean water with an efficiency rate of nearly 100 percent.
“We hope this research can be the starting point for further research in energy-passive ways of providing clean and safe water to millions of people, illuminating environmental impact of waste and recovering resources from waste,” said study lead author Professor Xiwang Zhang.
The research is published in the journal Energy & Environmental Science.
Video Credit: Monash University