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Directory of technologies related to water, including methods of obtaining potable water, using water as fuel, gray water recycling, etc.
Directory of technologies related to water, including methods of obtaining potable water, using water as fuel, gray water recycling, etc.
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[[Image:Solar water pumping 95x95.jpg|right]]
[[Image:Solar water pumping 95x95.jpg|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;">
*'''[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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== For Health ==
== For Health ==
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== Water as Fuel ==
== Water as Fuel ==
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*[[Video:Water as Fuel (via ZPE)]]
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*[[Directory:Water Dissociation Using Zero Point Energy]]
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*[[Directory:Mixing Sea and River Water]]
*[[Directory:Water-Powered Batteries]]
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===Conservation===
===Conservation===
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=== Distillation ===
=== Distillation ===
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*'''[http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/eco-gadgets-low-tech-water-purifier-doesn-t-cost-a-fortune/ Eco Gadgets: Low-tech water purifier doesn’t cost a fortune]''' - Dubbed the [http://watercone.com/ Watercone], the device is essentially an evaporator that collects condensed water from contaminated water in a pan for around $30 USD. ([http://www.youtube.com/v/c9fepEyGRx8 ''YouTube'']) (''EcoFriend''; Jan 31, 2009)<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[[Directory:Slow Moving Water, Inc|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.<br style="clear:right;">
*'''[[Directory:Slow Moving Water, Inc|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.<br style="clear:right;">
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=== Desalination ===
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*'''[http://www.insidegreentech.com/node/843 Solar powered water desalination]''' - [http://www.spectrawatermakers.com/ Spectra Watermakers'] portable Solar Cube is powered by sunlight and wind, and can provide up to 3,500 gallons of clean drinking water per day from polluted water or salt water. It can also provide enough emergency electricity to refrigerate medical supplies or power communications equipment. (''Inside Greentech''; Mar. 7, 2007) <br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[[Directory:Deluge|Deluge]]''' - Has developed a new way to economically take salt out of water, and it depends on a readily available resource - hot water.
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*'''[http://www.iestech.com/desalination.htm Seawater Brine Recycling Technology]''' - IES Tech's recycling of seawater brine (industrial waste) eliminates the pollution resulting from desalination plants, double the drinking water quantity and receive the valuable minerals as magnesium and high quality table salt. The technology is fully developed and tested, a demo unit is in function showing all the aspects of this technology.<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.newscientisttech.com/article.ns?id=dn10465&feedId=online-news_rss20 Wave-Powered Desalination]''' - Design harnesses the renewable energy of waves to produce fresh water. Production versions of the "desalination ducks" would be about 10 meters in diameter and 20 meters long. Each would supply water for more than 20,000 people. (''New Scientist Tech''; Nov. 7, 2006) (See [http://hardware.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/08/0151209 ''Slashdot'' discussion]<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.sandia.gov/news-center/news-releases/2005/environ-waste-mgmt/desal.html Ways ocean and wastewater can be desalinized in California]''' - Sandia National Laboratories studying the best ways to desalinize - and make potable - ocean water, subsurface brines, and wastewater. (''Sandia''; Sept. 6, 2005)
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*'''[http://pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2006/may/tech/pp_desalination.html Cheaper, better water desalination using 'forward osmosis']''' - A forward osmosis system developed at Yale causes water flow through a membrane with a high-concentration solution of ammonia (NH3) and CO2 on the gathering side, which are then boiled off. (''Environmental Science and Technology''; May 3, 2006)<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=12087 Lebanon may start using the sun to get fresh water]''' - Lebanon might soon look toward the sky for its freshwater but the drops won't be coming from the clouds. Project in which a desalination plant will be designed, powered by a solar pond along the seashore line. (Daily Star, Lebanon; Jan. 26, 2005)
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*'''[http://www.zonnewater.net/ ZonneWater.net: Solar Sea Water Desalination]''' - Reinvented the Solar still. Fresh water out of seawater with solar energy.<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Deluge Desalination Taps Geothermal, Solar Thermal]''' - A Phoenix inventor said he has developed a new way to economically take salt out of water, and it depends on a readily available resource - hot water. (''PESWiki''; Sept. 7, 2004)<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Sea_Solar_Power Sea Solar Power]''' - Ocean Thermal Electric Conversion company technology includes a water desalinization byproduct of millions of gallons per day. (''PESWiki'')<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://cleanwaterproducts.com/seawaterprod.html O/U Water Desalinization > Clean Water Products]''' - patented technology by Dr. Cluff can desalinize water without using chemicals at just $300 / acre-foot, producing 60,000 gallons per day, recovering salt and minerals valued at up to $600 per acre-foot.<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.watercone.com/index.html Watercone uses sun's energy to turn seawater potable]''' - Using a process of vaporization and condensation, the solar cone turns saltwater into fresh in a day. Presently looking for licensees; individual units not for sale. (Thanks ''Keelynet''; Dec. 2005)<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.technologyreview.com/read_article.aspx?id=16977 Cheap Drinking Water from the Ocean]''' - Carbon nanotube-based membranes, being developed by the U.S.' Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, will dramatically cut the cost of desalination. Tiny sieve actually conveys water much faster than science would predict. (MIT ''Technology Review''; June 12, 2006)<br style="clear:right;">
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*'''[http://www.newindpress.com/Sunday/sundayitems.asp?id=SEG20040702074532&eTitle=Insight&rLink=0 Oxen power desalination unit]''' - Desalination unit in remote India is run with the help of a pair of oxen using an indigenously developed reverse osmosis membrane. (''NewIndPress.com'', Sept. 11, 2004)<br style="clear:right;">
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===Filtration===
===Filtration===
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*'''[http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/05/parc-water-purifier.php PARC Develops Low-Energy, Membrane-Free Water Filtration Technology]''' - A spiral concentrator developed at [http://www.parc.com/research/default.html PARC], is a 50 cm long, 1 mm in diameter piece of plastic tubing that separates particles as small as 1 micron in size by centrifugal force. (''Treehugger''; May 18, 2008)<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[[Directory:Human-Powered|Human Powered]] > [[Directory:Aquaduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle|Aquaduct Mobile Filtration Vehicle Wins Google's Innovate or Die Contest]]''' - Designed for third world applications, the vehicle combines the work of pedaling a bike with the work of transporting and filtering water. Mobile pedaling option possible with simple clutch. Will this western idea prove plausible where it was intended? (''PESWiki''; Jan. 19, 2008) <br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.lifestraw.com/en/low/low.asp LifeStraw]''' - Portable water purification tool cleanses surface water and makes it safe for human consumption using a halogen-based resin to kill bacteria, textile pre-filters to remove particles and active carbon to withhold parasites.<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.popsci.com/popsci/technology/generaltechnology/e05a7178706d8010vgnvcm1000004eecbccdrcrd.html Converting Tailpipes into Water Fountains]''' - Modified military Humvees, now in testing, turn diesel exhaust into fresh drinking water for soldiers. At the core is a heavy-duty carbon filter bed, engineered by [http://lexcarb.com/company.htm LexCarb], that filters toxins from the exhaust stream. (Popular Science: Jan. 2006) <br style="clear:right;">
 
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*''''[http://www.espwaterproducts.com/ ESP Water Filter Products]''' - There are multiple technologies currently used in stationary and portable water treatment, whether for home/office use or for camping. Some are common and some are new. Each is used to address a specific contaminant or water problem.<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.treehugger.com/files/2006/11/water_filter_fr.php#perma Make A Water Filter From Old Tires]''' - Crumb rubber, chewed up old tires, is used on athletic tracks, playgrounds, and increasingly as an alternative to mulch. Now, Dr. Yuefeng Xie, associate professor of environmental engineering at Penn State Harrisburg, has found crumb rubber makes an excellent water filter. The rubber keeps the large particles out on top, and thus creates a much higher throughput. (''TreeHugger''; Nov. 21, 2006)<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/04/11/innovation61104.asp?trk=nl Clean Water with Nanofilters]''' - Water can pass, while bacteria and viruses are blocked. Filters sturdy enough to be cleaned repeatedly, sterilized, autoclaved. (MIT Technology Review; Nov. 2004)
 
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*'''[http://www.watreco.com/engelska.php Watreco Vortex Generator]''' - Building on nature’s own principles, Vortex Process Technology (VPT) used in the Vortex generator, builds on water’s own natural movement. The Vortex generator sets the water in a considerable swirl that changes its internal properties, purifying the water. [http://www.cleantechscandinavia.com/Lahti/Speeches/Company_5_Watreco.pdf "In Harmony with Nature" PDF] (''Watreco''; Sept 14, 2008) <br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/water-companies-take-cue-from-nature-1388.html Water Companies Taking Cue From Nature]''' - When it comes to water technology, nature appears poised to become a major player. Aquaporins sit inside channels in biological cells where water, salts and solids pour in, the aquaporin flips over, ejecting the impurities and allowing fresh water to pass through the cell. (''GreenTech Media''; Sept. 10, 2008)<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.ecofriend.org/entry/mobile-maxpure-solar-powered-water-purification-system-set-for-iraq-duty/ Mobile MaxPure solar-powered water purification system set for Iraq duty]''' - Created by [http://www.worldwater.com/ WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp], the stand-alone [http://www.worldwater.com/maxpure/ Mobile Max Pure® unit] 7-foot cube opens up at the press of a button to reveal a solar array that can deliver around 3.2 kw of electricity, which combine with the company’s patented AquaMax controls to pump out and purify over 30,000 gallons of water everyday. It can be powered by solar power alone or in combination with an optional back-up generator. (''EcoFriend''; June 23, 2008) <br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/05/29/milan-2008-lifesaver-flask-cleans-and-filters-with-ease/ LIFESAVER: World’s First Ultra Filtration Water Bottle]''' - [http://www.lifesaversystems.com/ Lifesaver] can filter out bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi and all other microbiological waterborne pathogens. Fill it with water by unscrewing the base and dipping it in the nearest puddle or stream, screw the base back and use the pump to force the water through to a teat at the other end. (''Inhabitant''; May 29, 2008)<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.definitiveenergy.net/ Difinitive Energy]''' - AquaClean™ processes contaminated water with an electric arc (plasma) to produce clean, potable water which spontaneously creates a high energy, non-polluting, sustainable fuel (AquaLene®). The fuel is claimed to produce 3x more energy than is required to maintain the arc by powering a generator in a closed-loop process. <br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.technologyreview.com/NanoTech/17776/ Cleaning Up Water with Nanomagnets]''' - It may seem an unlikely way to clean up drinking water, but scientists at Rice University, in Houston, have found that nanoparticles of rust can be used to remove arsenic with a simple wave of a magnet. (MIT Technology Review; Nov. 13, 2006) [See also [http://pesn.com/2006/11/01/9500429_Proton_Cell/index.html#AmazingWaterProperties Proton Cell and water purification]]<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.uvaquastar.com/ AquaStar]''' - Portable Ultraviolet C-band Water Purifier can safely and quickly treat a liter of water in about a minute, using a pair of standard camera batteries to generate ionizing radiation that quickly and effectively disrupts the cellular chemistry of all known pathogens.
 
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*'''[http://www.spartanwatertreatment.com/ Ozone Generators and Advanced Oxidation Processes]''' - Spartan Environmental Technologies supplies ozone generators and other advanced oxidation processes for industrial and municipal water and wastewater treatment applications such as disinfection and for the removal of color, taste, odor, iron, manganese, COD, TOC and specific organic compounds. These processes make water safe to drink, recycle or discharge into the environment. Ozone is generated on site and after use decomposes to oxygen. This eliminates the need to store chemicals on site and does not introduce toxic chemicals into the water. <br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.smithsonianmag.com/specialsections/innovators/10034946.html Water Purification via Nano-Gold]''' - Gold spheres, measuring 15 atoms in diameter, mixed with Palladium, and acting as a detergent, hold promise for cleaning up toxic waste more inexpensively and much faster than present methods. (''Smithsonian Magazine''; Oct. 2007)<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://aqua-sun-intl.com/ Aqua Sun International solar water purification]''' - Solar powered portable water purification system is capable of purifying 100 gallons/day on solar power. Distributed by [http://www.firstwaterinc.com/ First Water, Inc].<br style="clear:right;">
 
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*'''[http://www.physorg.com/news3919.html Ray of light for water industry]''' - University of Aberdeen scientists developing new technology that uses sunlight to treat dirty water and create electricity simultaneously. Three industrial partners develop novel technology for breaking up pollutants found in all types of water supplies. (PhysOrg; UK; April 28, 2005) (''Renewable Energy Access''; May 3, 2005)
 
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*'''[http://peswiki.com/index.php/Directory:Zip_Project Zip Project]''' - Zero Impact Platform project was created to handle waste cycle and water cycle management with clean, renewable technologies available, as well as to support research and development into the same. (''PESWiki''; Aug. 5, 2005)
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*'''[http://money.cnn.com/2006/02/16/technology/business2_futureboy0216/index.htm Segway creator unveils his next act]''' - Inventor Dean Kamen wants to put entrepreneurs to work bringing water and electricity to the world's poor. 1 kW generator uses anything that burns, including cow dung. Water purifier makes 1,000 liters of water per day. (''CNN''; Feb. 16, 2006) (See [http://science.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=06/02/17/1825221 ''Slashdot''] discussion)<br style="clear:right;">
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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.technologyreview.com/articles/05/08/wo/wo_083105madden.asp?trk=nl Testing the Waters]''' - [http://www.sensicore.com/ Sensicore] is using lab-on-a-chip technology to test water quality rapidly. (MIT ''Technology Review''; Aug. 31, 2005)<br style="clear:right;">
*'''[http://www.technologyreview.com/articles/05/08/wo/wo_083105madden.asp?trk=nl Testing the Waters]''' - [http://www.sensicore.com/ Sensicore] is using lab-on-a-chip technology to test water quality rapidly. (MIT ''Technology Review''; Aug. 31, 2005)<br style="clear:right;">
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== Water Heaters ==
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*'''[http://www.waterwall.com.au/ 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. <br style="clear:right;">
*'''[http://www.waterwall.com.au/ 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. <br style="clear:right;">
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==Water Conservation==
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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;">
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*[http://www.chelanpud.org/water-trivia.html Water Trivia]
*[http://www.chelanpud.org/water-trivia.html Water Trivia]
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*'''[http://www.onsitewater.com/ OnsiteWater.com]''' - Journal for decentralized wastewater treatment solutions.<br style="clear:right;">
*'''[http://www.onsitewater.com/ OnsiteWater.com]''' - Journal for decentralized wastewater treatment solutions.<br style="clear:right;">
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== In the News ==
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*[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/164482/march-20-2008/aqua-colbert Aqua Colbert] (''Colbert Report'')
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*[http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/164483/march-20-2008/water-is-life Water is Life] (''Colbert Report'')
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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

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Purification

See Directory:Water Purification - separate index page

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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

See

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

Image:TwoFlush_95x95.jpg Image:Composting_toilets_95x95.jpg


  • 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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