APR 23, 2018 04:07 AM PDT

Turn salt water into fresh with just the sun!

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Welcome to the future, when salt water is converted to fresh water only by means of the sun! Using a unique device called the Eliodomestico, people in areas of the world where access to fresh water is limited can utilize this apparatus to produce up to 5 liters of fresh water daily. It's a simple, locally-sourced and recyclable contraption that captures heat-turned-water-vapor in a clay bowl as the salt water sits in a separate compartment and warms up throughout the day.

According to The Water Project, 1 in 9 people worldwide does not have access to safe and clean drinking water. That number has the potential to rise as climate change makes water resources around the globe more and more scarce. Although desalination technology is rapidly evolving, desalination plants still incur high costs and for many, such technology simply is not feasible. Eliodomestico offers an eco-friendly and easy-to-handle alternative. Want to learn more about this life-changing device? Watch the engineer behind the cause talk about his invention in the video above!
About the Author
  • Kathryn is a curious world-traveller interested in the intersection between nature, culture, history, and people. She has worked for environmental education non-profits and is a Spanish/English interpreter.
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