20 Dec '11, 12am

Floating, Desalinating “Solar Cucumbers” Could Be the Future of Water Purification

Floating, Desalinating “Solar Cucumbers” Could Be the Future of Water Purification

In addition to providing clean, potable drinking water, sea salt can also be harvested for use. Pauley also claims that the chain of solar cucumbers, when left in place permanently, will provide a reef-like habitat for sea wildlife. While this is still in a prototype phase, and it is not known exactly what scale these solar cucumbers can be used on, it is yet another example of green innovation. Even if these solar cucumbers cannot be used for large scale water desalinating, it could be used on a local level, providing for the needs of those in coastal cities or areas that have plenty of seawater, but not enough fresh. These innovative ideas allow us to envision a future where we make efficient use of resources to provide for our needs.

Full article: http://blog.sustainablog.org/2011/12/floating-desalinatin...

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