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Dean Kamen Inventing Portable Device for Clean Water

The Boston Herald reported today that inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen has some pilot projects for water and power technologies:

Kamen is currently at work on a water treatment system that was successfully tested just a couple months ago in a village in Honduras, he said. The portable device turns contaminated water into clean water by distilling it, using a fraction of the energy required by traditional distillation systems. Kamen predicts such systems could help solve health problems caused by waterborne pathogens all over the world.

Another of his inventions was recently used to supply electricity to two small villages in Bangladesh, he said. These generators used methane gas from cow dung to provide power to homes that had never had electricity before.”We’re trying to build products for people who have no clean water and no power,” he said. ”

Credit goes to MedGadget for this news.

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Written by Aman

November 30, 2006 at 11:13 am

Posted in Global Health, Water

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  1. This is good news for people without clean drinking water. Some areas have plenty of water but not potable water. Alternatively, drink that can cause disease. If there is water efficient is beneficial to many people.

    Peter water heater

    November 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm


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