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It functions by filling the black boiler with salty sea water in the morning, then tightening the cap. As the temperature and pressure grows, steam is forced downwards through a connection pipe and collects in the lid, which acts as a condenser, turning the steam into fresh water. Once Diamanti established the fundamentals were sound, he experimented with a series of concepts for the aesthetic of the object. “My goal was to design something friendly and recognizable for the users,” he explains. “The process developed quite naturally to determine the current shape; every detail is there for a reason, so the form, as well as production techniques, represent a compromise between technical and traditional.” Primary field studies in sub-Saharan Africa revealed the habit of carrying goods on the head--also a common practice in other areas around the world--and this was integrated into Eliodomestico’s plan.
Originally posted by benrl
Here Ill give out one of my ideas for something that is not Free energy but is currently used, I just had another Idea for it to kill two birds with one stone, I even created a small solar oven with a jug of water to test this several years ago.
Two of the largest problems in the world are food supply and fresh clean water...
So with that in mind I give you two things that already exist and are in use but are not being combined...
Giant solar arrays in the desert work by aiming mirrors at a tank to boil water the boiling of the water creates steam and spins a turbine....
Desalinization plants take salt water, and boil it to create fresh clean water by collecting the steam the heat required to do this requires a lot of energy and is expensive ...
My idea would require large infrastructure but would take sea water, use gravity to send the water inland by stationing the solar array below sea level. Have the tank that is heated in the solar array be fed by the ocean water.
In this process you would kill two birds with one stone, you would get fresh drinking water which could be use to water farm lands and give water to places in Africa and developing nations.
AND you also generate electricity, HELL you could retrofit oil tankers into Floating fresh water and energy plants...
Again the main cost would be in building the infrastructure and maintenance but the end result is fresh water and energy...
edit on 28-12-2011 by benrl because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by sixswornsermon
Now imagine a much larger version of this that floats out at sea, that incorporates solar and wind power and the steam power to turn a generator AND create fresh water!
Originally posted by PhoenixOD
You can do the same thing with a sheet of plastic and a stone stretched over a hole in the ground.
You can even do it with just a glass jar/plastic bottle and a mirror