Affordable solar-powered desalination

A team of scientists developed a more efficient and affordable method for solar-powered desalination that could potentially end global water scarcity.

The researchers in China used the “passive solar evaporation system.”  Unlike similar devices, this new method does not accumulate salt, making the end product safer for people to consume. 

Costing only $4 each, the new device can provide daily clean drinking water.  In addition, it is built using readily available materials, meaning it can be quickly produced globally.  The researchers also said that the device can be easily transported and set up in different areas.

Will this new development finally be able to address the world’s water shortage problem?  Will it reach people in remote and disaster-stricken areas where water is scarce?  Let us know your thoughts by commenting below.

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