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Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:00 PM

Dessalement de l'eau sans énergie (Water desalination without energy)



UTIAtv·Published on Oct 16, 2012

Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti (@GabDiamanti) has invented Eliodomestico,
an eco-distiller running on solar power, to provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries: a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water.
Eliodomestico is an open source project.

Winner at Core77 Design Award 2012 - social impact category;
Finalist at the Prix Émile Hermès 2011 competition.

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Reply Dessalement de l'eau sans énergie (Water desalination without energy) (Original post)
DeSwiss Oct 2013 OP
pa28 Oct 2013 #1
DeSwiss Oct 2013 #3
pa28 Oct 2013 #5
BillyRibs Oct 2013 #7
rdharma Oct 2013 #2
DeSwiss Oct 2013 #4
silverweb Oct 2013 #6
BillyRibs Oct 2013 #8
silverweb Oct 2013 #9
DeSwiss Oct 2013 #10
silverweb Oct 2013 #11
dembotoz Oct 2013 #12

Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:27 PM

1. That's fantastic.

The fact this device is open source and can be produced locally is also a great feature.

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Response to pa28 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:47 PM

3. Every time something is open sourced......

...capitalists spin in their graves.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 04:43 PM

5. Well, I suspect a few out there will be angry over devices like this.

Especially those who insist water is not a human right.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 06:46 PM

7. Great, lets keep open sourced going and,

 

attach a generator to their lame asses, that way at least produce something for all the shit they have stolen from the rest of us!

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:35 PM

2. I wonder what would happen if you used a yeast/sugar "mash" instead of sea water.

 

Inquiring minds must know!

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Response to rdharma (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 03:48 PM

4. Something that probably.....

...looks like this:



- But I'm only guessing here.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 06:19 PM

6. I have one frustration with this.

The eliodomestico has been all over the web for 2 years now and claiming "open source" availability for plans. However, I have yet to be able to find actual plans available anywhere or anyone claiming to have actually manufactured any for sale.

I've seen people in comments sections begging for plans or a source to help friends and/or family in developing countries or areas beset by conditions that have contaminated their water, and no one has ever answered with schematics or a source for the finished product.

A fantastic idea, well executed, but still remarkably unavailable. That's very frustrating.

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Response to silverweb (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 06:49 PM

8. They let you get a good look at how it's put togeather.

 

I think I can Build one out of a 5 gallon plastic pail and lid, 2 Bulkhead fittings and a copper coil. a simple still driven by sunlight.

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Response to BillyRibs (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 08:00 PM

9. I'm not quite that handy.

Anything I try to rig will end up being held together with chewing gum and duct tape.

What we need are detailed schematics and instructions -- better yet, someone who has actually started manufacturing the thing at a decent price.

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 08:35 PM

11. Thanks for the research, DeSwiss.

I've already seen most of what you've posted and have investigated trying to rig some of the other designs shown, though the eliodomestico seems to be the cleanest, simplest, most practical design around.

What I'm really looking for, I guess (as mentioned in my last post), is something with detailed drawings, a parts list, and instructions for dummies -- or, better yet, a complete kit or finished product similar to the pictures for those of us without workshop or much in the way of tools. An IKEA version, if you will. Plenty of other people have been asking for the same thing in comments on various sites.

None of these things on line so far actually offer dimensions, how/where to get/make the various parts, etc. There's too much left to trial and error. I haven't rechecked YouTube lately, though, so maybe there's something new there.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2013, 09:13 PM

12. absurdly cool

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