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Eliodomestico: Solar Terracotta Water Filter Distills 5 Liters of Water a Day

Italian designer, Gabriele Diamanti develops a simple and reproducable design for a solar powered water filter made from terracotta, anodized zinc, and recycled plastic.
  • elCheapoPosters

    Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti (@GabDiamanti) has invented Eliodomestico, an eco-distiller running on solar power, to provide safe drinking-water for people in developing countries: a very simple way to produce healthy, bacteria-free water. Eliodomestico is an open source project. Winner at Core77 Design Award 2012 - social impact category; Finalist at the Prix Émile Hermès 2011 competition.


    Using solar energy, the Eliodomestico turns salty water into fresh drinking water.

  • Sheryl Murphy

    Solar Still Makes Water Purification Easy, Works Like an Upside-Down Coffee Maker; wonder how pure the water is to drink?

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    Solar Water Filter, Gabriele Diamanti, eliodomestico, solar powered water filter, solar still, terracotta water filter open source

  • Brydie

    A Simple Solar Oven Makes Salt Water Drinkable The project recently won a Core77 Design Award for Social Impact; already, Diamanti has received international feedback, and hopes to see locals adapt and modify the design to take advantage of their own readily available materials and native environments. “

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