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BIO Water Distilling Device

There are currently over 1,100 boil-water advisories across Canada, with First Nations communities the most affected. Ben Kaufmann realized the most efficient way to provide clean water to these remote areas, rather than flying or trucking in bottles, would be to distill it on-site. His BIO modular distiller was engineered for maximum efficiency, especially when running off its own power supply (a biomass stove that works off-grid), but it can also operate using a kitchen stove or other heat source. The sleek, portable distiller has a copper tubing condenser that channels purified water to standard water-cooler jugs, producing up to 15 litres of potable water daily.

Project: BIO Water Distilling Device Designer: Ben Kaufmann of Carleton University, Canada

BIO Water Distilling Device

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