Solar Water Distiller

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"El Huaico+" is a solar-powered water distiller that can be made from simple, inexpensive and readily available materials.

“El Huaico+” is essentially a solar distiller that evaporate water and separates it from other elements and delivers clean and pure drinking water. It operates without filters or electricity, and requires minimal maintenance. The design idea is to create an environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable solution to providing clean and drinkable water.

It has the flexibility to be used with any container, is durable, easy-to-use and maintain. It consists of easy to assemble modules: plastic bottles & boxes, cardboard boxes, metallic tubes & disks, aluminium foil and electric copper wires.

It's a simple process, the sun heat the water to the point where it evaporates then the water vapor is captured, cooled and allowing it to condense back to water. Copper generates free-radical ions which quickly kill any microbial pathogens.

Huaico is a Peruvian term that refers to a massive flood caused by torrential rains during extreme weather events as "El Niño".

The previous design "El Huaico" is available as an open-source project for anyone who wants to make one and is licensed under a CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License



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    Luis Gustavo Lira
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