A Rose By Any Other Name…
As the Bard reminds us, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” but what could be sweeter than the inspiration that accompanies the aroma? At the University of Texas at Austin, a wonderful thing is happening: nature is providing a template for a water purification system of the future and it looks like — a rose.
The scientists at the University of Texas have created a device using a solar steaming system and black paper formed into petal like shapes which, at less than two cents a piece, can collect and purify over half a gallon of water an hour, and it’s both stunning and beautiful to behold.
The device removes any contamination from heavy metals and bacteria, and it removes salt from seawater, producing clean water that meets drinking standard requirements set by the World Health Organization.
A Rose Inspires Smart Way to Collect and Purify Water, UT News, May 29, 2019.
In addition, the design is first of its kind and, it’s portable, which has amazing implications and represents an exciting step forward in dealing with water purification issues in remote areas. Congratulations to the UT scientists and what a boon for the rest of us!
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