WATWB — A Rose By Any Other Name…

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!

Welcome to this month’s We Are the World Blogfest, a blogging event created to lift the world to a higher vibration created by Damyanti Biswas and Belinda Witzenhausen.   WATWB showcases stories of hope and light.

This month’s co-hosts are:

Shilpa Garg,
Simon Falk,
Damyanti Biswas
Lizbeth Hartz
Eric Lahti

Go take a peek at their WATWB posts as well as those from other #WATWB and feel your chi rise with each reading!

pamlazos 7.26.19

About Pam Lazos

writer, blogger, environmentally hopeful
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29 Responses to WATWB — A Rose By Any Other Name…

  1. How very interesting.❤

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  2. That is FANTASTIC! I hope this device can be mass-produced–our world needs it!

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  3. mistermuse says:

    I suppose a nose by any other name would smell a rose, but a proboscis by any other name would probably be easier to spell (if not smell).

    I hope my bad pun didn’t overly pollute your environment. Think of it as using humor to recycle a bit of the ‘crap’ that comes our way every day.

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  4. Eliza says:

    I love the idea. Pure water is needed in so many places in the world where it doesn’t exist.
    It reminds me a bit of the machine created that filters water from the air.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Eliza says:

    This is such an awesome idea, I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Susan Scott says:

    A black rose – beauteous! Thanks Pam, this is really wonderful and hopefully it will become a reality and help enormously in purifying water. Science and the those who implement what nature and science have to offer are a m a z i n g. I haven’t put a #WATWB post this time round … merely commenting which I’m so enjoying! 🙂

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  7. hilarymb says:

    Hi Pam – science is offering so much to improve our future; this seems to be an incredible little device and I sure hope they get it to market soon … yes a rose by any other name – clever. Cheers Hilary

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  8. Kalpana says:

    This really is a very heartening story and I hope the device become easily available to all. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. This is absolutely amazing. I hope it becomes an affordable device, readily available all over the earth soon. Water scarcity is a looming prospect.

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  10. This sounds so cool. I want one!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Sylvia W. McGrath, Freelance Writer, Literacy Tutor, and Professional Book Reviewer says:

    Thank you for sharing Pam, especially when all countries are concerned about the environment.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Shilpa Garg says:

    That’s such an innovative and interesting way to collect and purify water. More power to the UT scientists!! Thanks for sharing this lovely story, Pam!

    Liked by 2 people

  13. This is brilliant – thanks so much for sharing!

    Liked by 3 people

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