Using an Electrolyzer to Save Water
How can we begin to save the environment? Simple, we need to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide that is being released into the environment. After that, we need to find ways to remove it from the atmosphere.
A small scale solution to the problem is to change the way we use water. It’s not that simple, but it’s a start. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers from the U.K. and Sweden proposed the creation of a natural version of an electrolyzer.
It’s called C2C2G, and it’s going to be built in a garage. It’s not going to be done by professionals, because it’s a DIY project.
The inspiration for the concept was a common problem with water purifiers, which is why they were called “water purifiers”. As the name suggests, they used a large amount of water to purify a relatively small amount of water, but the result was a negative one.
The guys from UK-based start-up company Nano Letters decided to make a big change. Instead of using a purifier, they decided to use the power of the wind to purify water. The result was a working water purifier that only uses around 3.5 milliliters of water and costs around $20.
The prototype has a layer of material with an electrolyzer inside. The company’s CEO, Torsten Gebauer, said: “The idea for the idea was to combine the use of wind power with the use of water to purify water. It’s a perfect storm between the two worlds of creating power and using water.”
The idea for the technology originated from one of the first practical experiments on the subject of using wind power to create water. In a study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers from the UK and Sweden reported the results of their research on an electrolyzer made from renewable resources. The device only needs around 3.5 milliliters of water, it costs about $20 and it’s compatible with any home.
The team is currently seeking funding to build the product. The prototype is made by assembling several small tubes filled with water, which leads to the development of a circular membrane around the tube.
This is the first time researchers have ever attempted to create a portable water purifier in the manner of the guys from UK-based start-up Nano Letters.