Water Filtration Using Wood Fibers

 

One of the key components of living off-the-grid is an effective method of water filtration, and a team of researchers at the Swedish KTH Royal Institute of Technology has uncovered a simple and affordable way of doing that. They have developed a technique to filter water using wood fibers.
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By |August 16th, 2017|Green Tech|0 Comments

Water Producing Solar Panel

Zero Mass Water, an Arizona State University startup has created solar panel which produces water as well as electricity. The device is called SOURCE and it is standalone, meaning that it does not need any wiring or water input to harvest solar energy and produce drinking water at the same time. They have been running a pilot program since 2015 to test the system, which is already installed in a number of homes and communities.

One SOURCE unit measures 30 sq ft (2.8 sq m). It is capable of generating electricity via the solar photovoltaic panel, while it also has an integrated lithium-ion for storing the used electricity. The device then uses that electricity to power a cycle of condensation and evaporation, which produces 2 to 5 liters of water a day. (more…)

By |April 17th, 2017|Solar|0 Comments

A Promising New Way to Clean Our Oceans

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It’s no secret that we don’t take care of our oceans as well as we should. In the past, there have been quite a few projects aimed at cleaning up the trash and other harmful pollutants from the ocean. The so-called Seabin Project is one such undertaking, and even though it is pretty small-scale it is nevertheless very promising. (more…)

By |January 14th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Cheap and Simple Way to Turn Seawater Into Drinking Water

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Shortage of drinking water is being faced by more and more communities worldwide. On the other hand, the current methods of turning salt water, which is abundant, into drinking water are expensive and damaging to the environment, and therefore not a viable long-term solution. (more…)

By |November 18th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments