With Gaza under Israeli rule, finding suitable drinking water has been difficult for many, courtesy either salinity or pollution. One man, though, may have a solution.
Inventor Fayez al-Hindi has created a simple solar disalinating machine, allowing him to produce 2.6 gallons of clean drinking water each day – enough for his family’s basic needs.
“Sunshine is readily available in our country,” says al-Hindi. His contraption works by causing the salt water to heat and evaporate, after which moisture collects on the panels, and thus purified, drips into a collection basin.
You can learn more in the video below:
The resulting water has been tested, and found clean. al-Hindi’s next step is helping his neighbors build more of the purifiers, so the entire community can have clean drinking water easily available.
Many thanks to Minds for the great heads-up!