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Floating provision


Excess fat can be skimmed off homemade soup once it’s cold. But desalinating water is more difficult, particularly for sea nomads.

Fortunately, a team of Malaysian students has designed a triangular pod made of recycled plastic which floats on the sea surface and produces drinking water.

Porous strings under the surface pull seawater by capillary action into a black fabric inside.

When sunlight falls on the pod’s spherical cover, the seawater evaporates, forming vapors which condense back into water, and flow salt-free into the 30-litre storage chamber.

The low-cost invention could provide numerous people in coastal regions with clean drinking water.

The youthful team is now hoping to secure funding for a wide-ranging pilot project.

Sea-able value – just like this.

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