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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sea water to drinking water

A Swiss company by the name of SwissINSO Holding Inc. announced in a press release that they have invented and patented procedures and technologies that enable purifying seawater into drinking water. The systems are environmentally friendly and self-sufficient as they can be run on solar power.

They claim their process using patented reverse osmosis membrane filtration will produce unsurpassed performance and life expectancy.

Though now they will manufacture only larger, community-sized and emergency relief configurations, if it works as the manufacturers say it will, can it be long before individual units will be developed? And what a useful device that would be for boondockers, enabling use of not only sea water but water from streams and lakes, no longer be time-limited by the size of the water tank.

Keep up with their development at:


  1. Check out a German company that make a product called Watercone, a low tech invention that cleans water.

    It won an award.

  2. The Watercone is a solar powered water de-salinator that takes salt or brackish water and generates freshwater. It is simple to use, lightweight and mobile. The technology is simple in design and use and is discribed by simple pictograms. With up to 1,7 liters (nearly 2 quarts) generated in 24 hours the Watercone will cover a child`s daily need of freshwater.

    The manufacturer states that "many peripheral, de-centralized small units will ensure a better supply of freshwater than one central big generator. If the big one fails, there is no water generation for anyone. If a small one fails, the other ones still keep on working.“
    Learn more about the Watercone at: