Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Potable water from the Sea

In an effort to deal with water shortages on islands in the Aegean sea, Greek scientists have built the "world's first autonomous floating, ecological desalination platform," says the Athens News agency.Powered by wind turbines and onboard solar cells, the platform produces enough portable water for the daily needs of about 300 people. The unit is fully operational under adverse weather conditions,can be remotely monitored and operated, and can be moved to wherever it is needed.