You have boarded your boat and completed your preparations. Everything is as it should be. So, you have sailed your boat but there was a setback and the engine of your boat failed. You had enough supplies and clean drinking water for 1-2 days on the high seas. However, it seems that you have to stay in the open sea for a long time.
Because, you can fix your meal by fishing from the sea. But drinking water can turn into a big problem. Having other passengers on the boat can make the situation worse. It is of vital importance to produce drinking water in these and similar accidents.
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With this new device that can convert salt water to drinking water by using solar energy, the lives of those stranded at sea can be saved.
Mexican designer Marco Antonio Barba Sanchez invented growing clothes with the child. He also found the method of detecting low-cost skin cancer. James was the new owner of the Dyson award. Sanchez was awarded with this award for its solar water treatment device. The designer realized that the fishermen where he lived were not equipped with the necessary equipment, they could use during boat accidents. Sanchez decided to develop this device. With solar distillation and filtering methods, it has designed this tool which works much more efficiently than previous water purifiers.
This new treatment device, called Bermuda
It uses a two-layer, inflatable tank. These are the semi-transparent outer layer and the plastic-coated aluminum inner layer. When the tank is inflated, the air remains between the two layers. Air that can be controlled by a valve creates high pressure between the two layers. This pressure allows the water to evaporate faster for distillation. Bermuda also has a filter for further treatment.
Sanchez estimates that the product it is able to produce between 2.1 and 4.2 liters of drinking water per day. The amount of water depends on how much solar energy can be collected. The obtained water contains sodium which is not suitable for long term use. However, it is an appropriate option for emergencies. The Mexican government is interested in the project. Sanchez was able to get funding from the state to develop his project.