Posted: Feb 11, 2020 11:07 am
by Macdoc
Remarkable bit of design/engineering :thumbup:

Simple, solar-powered water desalination
System achieves new level of efficiency in harnessing sunlight to make fresh potable water from seawater
Date:
February 7, 2020
Source:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summary:
A completely passive solar-powered desalination system could provide more than 1.5 gallons of fresh drinking water per hour for every square meter of solar collecting area. Such systems could potentially serve off-grid arid coastal areas to provide an efficient, low-cost water source.


more
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 124456.htm

snip

The team estimates that a system with a roughly 1-square-meter solar collecting area could meet the daily drinking water needs of one person. In production, they think a system built to serve the needs of a family might be built for around $100.
:what: :clap: