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A $4 desalination system provides continuous clean drinking water for a family

Chris Young writes in Interesting Engineering on a new innovation that could reduce water scarcity.

The C3 Take
  • A group of researchers from MIT have created a $4 desalination system that can provide enough clean water daily for a family of four.
  • The system is solar powered and can be easily deployed throughout the world to address water scarcity.
  • The device is still not perfect and the team of scientists have noticed that salt build ups could damage the efficiency of the system.

“Water scarcity could affect half of the world’s population by 2025, according to UNICEF. In fact, four billion people — almost two-thirds of the world’s population — are already affected by severe water shortages for at least one month per year.”

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