The Desolenator: Making Salt Water Drinkable and Affordable

A company called Desolenator has developed a product by the same name that uses solar energy to make salt water drinkable.
The Desolenator: Making Salt Water Drinkable and Affordable

A large portion of the world's population faces daily struggles to provide enough clean drinking water for survival. One popular solution to the water resource crisis is the desalination of salt water to make it suitable for public use. However, the current methods of doing so are incredibly expensive and not viable for rural communities, particularly in impoverished countries. However, a company called Desolenator has developed a product by the same name that uses solar energy to make salt water drinkable. Unlike the "solar still", the usual inexpensive desalination device, which can only produce a half gallon of clean water a day, the Desolenator can produce 3-4 gallons of water a day. With a price tag of $450 per device, the Desolenator is far less expensive than similar devices, but still cost-prohibitive for many poor, rural families. To help bring the cost down, Desolinator CEO William Janssen has been working with government agencies and nonprofit organizations to finance the distribution of Desolinators. He hopes to one day "bring it to the millions of people in places like Somalia and the Philippines to provide clean drinking water". Read the full article here http://www.fastcoexist.com/3039870/all-it-takes-for-the-desolenator-to-make-clean-drinking-water-is-a-little-sunlight