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Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Venture |

Gabriele Diamanti and solar distillers, free and free

Gabriele Diamanti and solar distillers, free and free

(CC) Gabriele Diamanti

After making many trips to developing countries, the Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti was inspired to design a solar oven to desalinate water that is simple to build, with easily accessible materials, and also “is an open-source project, which means that anyone can modify and improve it, so it will always be a work in progress, “said Diamanti.

The solar still is called “Eliodomestico” and estimates that can produce up to five liters of drinking water per day with a method that closely resembles an Italian coffee maker (but upside down), where the top is filled with water salt, the that is evaporated and pushes the bottom of the furnace through a pipe where it condenses and is collected on a plate at floor height.

With his invention, Diamanti won this year’s design award Core77 the best invention that causes a social impact, as also ended in late 2011 of Emile Hermes Award for innovation in sustainable design.

Link: Solar oven design makes salt water drinkable (Dvice)

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