In many places in the world water is still considered to be a luxury. One out of nine people do not have access to clean drinking water – mostly since 4% of the planet’s water sources are rivers, lakes, and pre-packaged drinking water. The rest is comprised of salty ocean water
One NGO, Give Power, is fighting for access to clean drinking water and their main mission is to use solar power technology that can help communities that lack access. In one Kenyan village named Kiunga they managed to use solar power to for a desalination system.
The system can convert ocean water into drinking water for up to 35 people per day. Before Give Power intervened the locals had to travel nearly one hour a day to reach their primary water source which was also used by animals and filled with parasites.
According to the World Health Organization there are still 2.2 billion people who do not have access to drinking water, and 4.2 billion who do not have access to sanitary drinking water. These conditions lead to the spreading of infectious diseases and dehydration for many people in arid environments.
But how does the desalination process exactly work?
Desalination works through an osmotic process where minerals and salt are separated from water through a thin membrane. Because of the osmotic process where the natural state is to have equal parts water, minerals, and salt on each side of the membrane, lots of energy is required to stabilize it. Post-processing also requires many chemicals to be added to the water for desalination to be successful.
But Give Power, managed to find a solution to all this through their solar water farms, using solar panels, Tesla batteries, and water pumps. The other plus side of this technology is that the final product does not produce saline residues which pollute the environment. Watch the video presentation made by Give Power, to learn more about this inspiring story.
Give Power managed to find a solution to this problem using their solar water farms. They utilize solar panels, Tesla batteries, and water pump to complete the process. Added bonus: the final product does not produce saline residue which pollutes the environment.
Take a look at this video presentation given by Give Power to learn more about how the NGO is conducting their inspiring work.
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