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Directory of technologies related to water, including methods of obtaining potable water, using water as fuel, gray water recycling, etc.
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*'''[http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=35664 Renewable Energy Brings Water to the World]''' - In addition to providing pumping stations in remote areas, every day solar and wind energy systems are saving billions of gallons of clean water around the world and the opportunity exists to save much more water. (Renewable Energy Access; Aug. 23, 2005) <br style="clear:right;">
*'''[http://www.renewableenergyaccess.com/rea/news/story?id=35664 Renewable Energy Brings Water to the World]''' - In addition to providing pumping stations in remote areas, every day solar and wind energy systems are saving billions of gallons of clean water around the world and the opportunity exists to save much more water. (Renewable Energy Access; Aug. 23, 2005) <br style="clear:right;">
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[[Image:Lifesaver water filtration 95x95.jpg]] [[Image:Parc-water-purifier 95x95.jpg]] [[Image:Aquaduct three-wheel water filtration transport 95x95.jpg]] [[Image:LifeStraw_Water_Purifier_95x95.jpg]]
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See [[Directory:Water Purification]] - separate index page
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[[Image:Solaqua solar-water-purification 95x95.jpg]] [[Image:Watreco vortex generator 95x95.jpg]] [[Image:Mobile maxpure 95x95.jpg]] [[Image:AquaClean_water_purifier_95x95.jpg]]
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=== Other Water Harvesting Methods ===
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*'''[http://resource.invensys.com/avantis/guarantee/water/home.htm Avantis]''' - "Water facility efficiency is drowning in severe budget cuts, intensified regulation, health and quality concerns, as well as outdated equipment and an aging work force. Fortunately, there’s Avantis -- today’s most effective enterprise asset management solution that can reduce the risk of implementation with pre-defined work processes and best practices."<br style="clear:right;">
*'''[http://resource.invensys.com/avantis/guarantee/water/home.htm Avantis]''' - "Water facility efficiency is drowning in severe budget cuts, intensified regulation, health and quality concerns, as well as outdated equipment and an aging work force. Fortunately, there’s Avantis -- today’s most effective enterprise asset management solution that can reduce the risk of implementation with pre-defined work processes and best practices."<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/new-washing-machine-only-uses-one-cup-of-water/ New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water]''' - Most of the water in the washing machine developed by the University of Leeds, Britain is replaced by thousands of tiny reusable nylon polymer beads which attract and absorb dirt under humid conditions. Presently available for commercial applications, a consumer version is expected next year. (''Alternative Energy News''; June 26, 2009) <br style="clear:right;">
*'''[http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/new-washing-machine-only-uses-one-cup-of-water/ New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water]''' - Most of the water in the washing machine developed by the University of Leeds, Britain is replaced by thousands of tiny reusable nylon polymer beads which attract and absorb dirt under humid conditions. Presently available for commercial applications, a consumer version is expected next year. (''Alternative Energy News''; June 26, 2009) <br style="clear:right;">
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== In the News ==
See [[News:Water]] - separate index page
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Revision as of 19:56, 25 January 2011

We have to get it where we can, right?
We have to get it where we can, right?

Directory of technologies related to water, including methods of obtaining potable water, using water as fuel, gray water recycling, etc.

Contents

Overviews

  • Featured: Water / Pollution / Recycling >
    The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water - The Surfrider Foundation has produced an excellent 20-minute video (2-min. trailer) explaining the insanity behind how we've come to handle water in modern society. It addresses such things as our concrete and pavement preventing aquifers from being replenished; and how we spend so much money transporting water great distances when we could do more to conserve and recycle it close to the point of use. (PESWiki; April 10, 2010)
  • Renewable Energy Brings Water to the World - In addition to providing pumping stations in remote areas, every day solar and wind energy systems are saving billions of gallons of clean water around the world and the opportunity exists to save much more water. (Renewable Energy Access; Aug. 23, 2005)

Technologies

For Health

Water as Fuel

See


Batteries

  • H2O Batteries and Products - e.g. Tango Group product line utilizes a water-powered battery that consists of two electrodes made of special alloys, which, when immersed in water, the resulting chemical reaction produces electricity. Simply refill the battery as the water evaporates - typically every 2 to 3 months. The battery has a minimum continuous life of 2 years.

Vehicles

Also: Directory:Running Vehicles on Water

  • Scientists Discover How to Make Robots Bounce on Water - One of the fastest moving insects in the world, the water strider, which can travel up to 100x its body length in one second, distributes its weight over a large surface area, but until now science has been baffled about how they jump onto water without sinking. (Environmental Graffiti; Dec. 9, 2007) (See Slashdot)
  • Water Car- Builder of the World's Fastest Amphibious Vehicles - Fiberglass amphibious vehicle, styled after the 2002 Convertible Camaro body style, and powered by a Turbo charged 2.5 Liter 300 HP Subaru engine, goes 125 mph on land, and 45 mph in the water.

Drinking Water Technologies

In addition to the sub-categories listed below, see also:


Water from Air

See: Directory:Water from Air - Methods of extracting water from air. (separate index page at PESWiki)

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Conservation

  • Featured: Water / Pollution / Recycling >
    The Cycle of Insanity: The Real Story of Water - The Surfrider Foundation has produced an excellent 20-minute video (2-min. trailer) explaining the insanity behind how we've come to handle water in modern society. It addresses such things as our concrete and pavement preventing aquifers from being replenished; and how we spend so much money transporting water great distances when we could do more to conserve and recycle it close to the point of use. (PESWiki; April 10, 2010)
  • Cleaning up the laundry industry - The Xeros polymer pellets act like a magnet, and they draw the soiling and the dirt out of a small amount of water. The technology has already been proven in controlled lab experiments and has also been tested in commercial scale dry cleaning facilities. (CleanTech; June 9, 2008)
    • Nearly Waterless Washing Machine to Debut in 2009 - A new washing machine that uses just a cup of water, a pinch of detergent, and about 1,000 small plastic chips to clean clothes may be available for consumers in the UK next year. (PhysOrg; July 29, 2008)
  • Aquanotion - TwoFlush dual flush system converts the standard North American style toilet in to a water conserving, money saving TwoFlush toilet: a small flush for liquid waste and a big flush for solid waste. The system is an inexpensive, proven design that has been used in Europe and all over the world for years.
  • Conservation > 'Air shower' set to cut water use by 30 per cent - Scientists have developed a simple 'air shower' device which, when fitted into existing showerheads, fills the water droplets with a tiny bubble of air. The shower feels just as wet and just as strong as before, but now uses much less water. (LiveScience; Nov. 10) (See manufacturer CSIRO)
  • Air Conditioning Waste Water Recovery - Stiffler Scientific is undertaking a research project is to determine the feasibility and practicality of recovering waste water from residential air conditioning systems that would otherwise be discarded in a sewer system. (OSEN; Dec. 30) (See StifflerScientific.org)

Distillation

  • Slow Moving Water, Inc. - Company presents a floating barge with turbines around the perimeter to harness the energy of the water flowing by. Rather than try to enter the electricity utility business, they produce electricity by-products, such as hydrogen and distilled water.
  • Solaqua.com - SolAqua offers Solar Water Distillation products. These systems are sized for applications ranging from individuals to communities.
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  • Better way to desalinate water discovered - Membrane distillation process uses waste heat or inexpensive fuel to heat the water forcing it to evaporate from the salt solution. The cleansed vapor then travels through nano-sized pore in the membrane to wind up condensed in the cold water on the membrane's other side. (PhysOrg; Feb. 9, 2006)

Desalination

See Directory:Desalination - separate page

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Filtration

See: Directory:Water Filtration - separate index page

Image:Lifesaver water filtration 95x95.jpg Image:Parc-water-purifier 95x95.jpg Image:Aquaduct three-wheel water filtration transport 95x95.jpg Image:LifeStraw_Water_Purifier_95x95.jpg

Purification

See Directory:Water Purification - separate index page

Image:Solaqua solar-water-purification 95x95.jpg Image:Watreco vortex generator 95x95.jpg Image:Mobile maxpure 95x95.jpg Image:AquaClean_water_purifier_95x95.jpg

Other Water Harvesting Methods

Bottled

  • Featured: Water / Pollution / Recycling >
    Tapped - The makers of the excellent, landmark documentaries Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A. have produced a documentary about bottled water, called Tapped. In it, they address the high cost -- to both the environment and our health -- of bottled water. They enlist activists, environmentalists, community leaders and others to expose the dark side of the bottled water industry. (PESWiki; Oct. 29, 2010)
  • Water / Recycling / Pollution >
    The Story of Bottled Water - Annie Leonard creates another hit animation depicting the cost, pollution, treachery and waste involved in using bottled water. In most places, it is not superior to tap water, it costs 2,000 times more, and the plastic it requires is hugely detrimental to the planet. (The Story of Stuff; March 2010)

Testing

  • Avantis - "Water facility efficiency is drowning in severe budget cuts, intensified regulation, health and quality concerns, as well as outdated equipment and an aging work force. Fortunately, there’s Avantis -- today’s most effective enterprise asset management solution that can reduce the risk of implementation with pre-defined work processes and best practices."
  • Testing the Waters - Sensicore is using lab-on-a-chip technology to test water quality rapidly. (MIT Technology Review; Aug. 31, 2005)

Water Heaters

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Water Pumps

  • Classifieds / Water >
    Super-Efficient Water Pump Tech Seeks Capital - Inventor Doug Azar has what he claims to be a 2.5x efficient water pumping system for protecting buildings from forest and wild fires. He is seeking $125k to put some finishing touches on the system to prepare it for market. (PESWiki; March 24, 2010)
  • Secondary Oscillations / Water > Pumps >
    Matos de Matos Pendulum Hydro Pump - Angolan inventor proposes to use the swinging motion of a heavy pendulum to cause cylinders and pistons in the supporting legs to provide pumping action with relatively low energy input to keep the pendulum swinging. (Blogspot; May 6, 2010) SDA Comment: The Milkovic design is probably better suited, creating less of a dampening action of the pendulum swing.

Water Softeners

See Directory:Home Generation:Water Softener


Gray Water

  • Grey water recycling by Brac Systems - Collects water from shower drains, bathtubs and laundry, then filters and pumps it through a dedicated supply line to the toilet tanks for flushing, reducing average household water consumption by a third. It is designed into the plumbing of new construction and existing residential homes.
  • Energy Recovery - The PX Pressure Exchanger™ recovers energy from the high-pressure waste stream of seawater desalination reverse osmosis systems at up to 98% efficiency. It provides the most energy cost savings in the market -reducing power costs by up to 60%. (Thanks Daniel Bowers)
  • Waterwall Solutions - The Waterwall is a modular rainwater storage system for urban areas that can be connected to make the most of your valuable space, made from stabilised food grade plastic. It can be used as a fence, a feature, an under-eave tank or purely as water storage in a narrow out of the way space.

Water Conservation

See also Directory:Conservation#For the Toilet

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  • New Washing Machine Only Uses One Cup of Water - Most of the water in the washing machine developed by the University of Leeds, Britain is replaced by thousands of tiny reusable nylon polymer beads which attract and absorb dirt under humid conditions. Presently available for commercial applications, a consumer version is expected next year. (Alternative Energy News; June 26, 2009)
  • Water / Growing >
    Persian Gulf Harnessing Microbes to Transform Desert into Farmland - The United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait are in the midst of a massive project to re-landscape their deserts and transform them into fertile farmland, providing food security for their future. The countries are utilizing a mixture of microbes and soil — called mycorrhiza — that allows plants to absorb more nutrients than they can alone. (Inhabitat; May 18, 2010)

Projects

  • Charity:Water - charity: water funds a range of water solutions. These solutions include hand-dug wells, deep wells (boreholes), rehabilitations, spring protections, rainwater harvesting schemes, and biosand filters. In 2008, charity: water added projects in India, Bangladesh and Honduras.

Resources

  • SODIS - Solar Water Disinfection links.
  • OnsiteWater.com - Journal for decentralized wastewater treatment solutions.

In the News

See News:Water - separate index page

Conspiracy

Interesting Tidbits

  • Water >
    Water Drop at 2000 Frames per Second - Watching water drop into water shows a much different view than seeing it in regular speed. Watch as part of the water droplet bounces back up due to the surface tension of the water. Not sure what this has to do with alt energy research, but perhaps it might resonante with some of you water fuel researchers. (Flixxy)

Humor

See also

WATER FOOTER

OBTAINING WATER

ENERGY FROM THE MOVEMENT OF WATER

WATER AS FUEL

OTHER ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES INVOLVING WATER

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