Art Meets Tech: Gorgeous Solar-Powered Pipe Can Desalinate 1.5 Billion Gallons of Seawater

Cape Town is experiencing an unprecedented drought that may very well make it the first large city in the world to run out of drinking water. Experts warn that this may well be a more regular event in other cities in the future.

Khalili engineers’ “Pipe” is composed of solar panels that provide 10,000 MWh of power each year to pump seawater through an electromagnetic filtration process, generating 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water for the city. ENTER THE PIPE Is it a power station or a public art installation? Well, this […]

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