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Solar-Powered Water Purifier Could Boost Water Security in Developing Regions

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BUFFALO, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2017 — A solar still about the size of a mini-refrigerator, made from polystyrene foam and porous paper coated in carbon, could provide inexpensive, efficient access to clean water in developing regions and regions affected by natural disasters. This is a floating solar still prototype that researchers used for some of experiments. Courtesy of University at Buffalo. A research team at the University at Buffalo has built a device called a “solar vapor generator,” which cleans and/or desalinates water using heat converted from sunlight. As the sun evaporates the water, the liquid...Read full article

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