Directory:Aquaduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle

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The Aquaduct is pedal powered vehicle that transports, filters, and stores water for the developing world. A peristaltic pump attached to the pedal crank draws water from a large tank, through a filter, to a smaller clean tank. The clean tank is removable and closed for contamination-free home storage and use. A clutch engages and disengages the drive belt from the pedal crank, enabling the rider to filter the water while traveling or while stationary.


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Official Websites - Team's YouTube account where they posted the video below.



(2 minutes)

Innovate or Die - Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle (YouTube December 15, 2007)

How it Works

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Pedaling action runs the unfiltered water through a filter, while traveling, or while stationary, depending on the clutch setting.



it filters while transporting

it creates incentives for people to make roads smoother

it is less expensive than drilling wells and installing stationary pumps

it transports water to schools, homes, hospitals and places of worship without using fossil fuels

it can be made out of locally grown, environmentally friendly, biodegradable, non-carcinogenic hemp

local manufacturing of the aquaduct will create safe, age-appropriate jobs for men, women and children

more jobs and safer jobs mean less crime, less stress, more peace of mind, and less strain on local hospitals

Independent Testing




Company: ??
Inventing Team

Adam Mack, Brian Mason, John Lai, Eleanor Morgan, Paul Silberschatz.


list here.


The Aquaduct is the winning entry in the Innovate or Die contest put on by Google and Specialized. The contest challenge was to build a pedal powered machine that has environmental impact.

In the News

Google News > aquaduct mobile filtration

Specialized, Google Push Pedal Power - How about power a mobile water filtration system, run a movie theater, drive a snow plow? Specialized Bicycles and Google have announced the winners of ... (Wired News - Jan 18, 2008)

Aquaduct mobile filtration vehicle - Aquaduct utilizes the human ability to pedal, giving hope to those in the developing world who struggle to gather, transport, filter, and store clean ... (, NY - Jan 17, 2008)

Innovate or Die Pedal-Powered Machine Contest Winner Announced - And the winner is – Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle. The entry, which is a cycle designed to transport and filter water in third-world countries, ... (Dirt Rag, PA - Jan 17, 2008)

Google, Specialized Bicycles, and Goodby, Silverstein & Partners ... - Of the more than 100 qualified entries, "Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle" won based on environmental impact, creativity and design. ... ( (subscription), MI - Jan 16, 2008)

EuroTrash Thursday! - Of the more than 100 qualified entries, ???Aquaduct: Mobile Filtration Vehicle??? won based on environmental impact, creativity and design. ... (PezCycling News - Jan 17, 2008)

Other Coverage

Google > aquaduct portable water pedal


See Talk:Directory:Aquaduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle


(Aquaduct Team)

Menlo Park, CA, USA

See also



- Directory







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