Clean Water

New Clean Water Technology

A New Way to Harvest Drinkable Water From the Air – Scientists say that a device about the size of a Kleenex box can suck out lifesaving amounts of moisture, even in desert conditions  Wall Street Journal

OriginClear– Water Treatment Solutions  creating Drinkable water without chemicals. Strips hydrocarbons which become reclaimed hydrocarbons. Watch the creation of drinkable water from an oil field here.

The ocean plastic pollution challenge: towards solutions in the UK Grantham Institute Briefing paper No 19 July 2016 DR ERIK VAN SEBILLE, DR CHARIKLEIA SPATHI AND ALYSSA GILBERT Imperial College of London

Prevention: Plastic Recycling and Reuse

COLD PLASMA PYROLYSIS: HOW WE CAN TURN PLASTIC WASTE INTO CLEAN ENERGY AND USEFUL PRODUCTS IN SECONDS Newsweek BY ANH PHAN. It produces hydrogen, methane, used as clean fuels, “and ethylene is the basic building block of most plastics used around the world today.”

3D Printing Reusing Plastic

3D printers commonly use plastic filament which can be created by using a shredder or pellet-making machine, which are fed into a filament extruder. The cost savings, environmental impact, new possibilities and revolution created by local manufacturing cannot be underestimated. Many different designs are being developed, from DIY solutions to NASA.

Cutting 3D Printing Costs with an Open Source Material Pelletizer November 29, 2018 by Clare Scott.

RepRapable Recyclebot: Open source 3-D printable extruder for converting plastic to 3-D printing filament “The device costs less than $700 in mate rials and can be fabricated in about 24 h. Filament is produced at 0.4 kg/h using 0.24 kWh/kg with a diameter ±4.6%. Thus, filament can be manufactured from commercial pellets for <22% of commercial filament costs. In addition, it can fabricate recycled waste plastic into filament for 2.5 cents/kg, which is <1000X commercial filament costs.”

Tethers Unlimited Recycler and 3D Printer Refabricator Operational on Board the ISS February 11, 2019 by Joris Peels. An all-in-one plastic recycling and 3D printer, used in space, “Tethers Refabricator is meant to recycle ABS and they will do it through a process that they’ve called positrusion”

How Does Nature Clean Itself?

In Disposable Mucus Houses,  the Giant Zooplankton Filter the Oceans  NY Times  They can filter all of Monterey Bay’s water 300-1000 feet deep in less than two weeks and play a big part in storing carbon dioxide on the ocean’s floor in their clogged and discarded mucus houses.