Portable LifeStraws Could Make Water Potable in Syria Refugee Camp

Portable LifeStraws Could Make Water Potable in Syria Refugee Camp

A small piece of plastic can save lives, preserve local eco-systems, and cut greenhouse gas emissions: finally, positive press for plastics. A Swiss-based company has developed portable water purifiers called LifeStraw that can be deployed at point-of-use to instantly convert water from hazardous to drinkable, without electricity and side-stepping the age-old practice of boiling. Nearly […]

Israeli Students Design a Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant for Home Use

Israeli Students Design a Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant for Home Use

Israeli students won a prestigious award for designing a portable, solar-powered water treatment system that anyone can use.  Confronted with dire shortages that are shared by Jordan, the Palestinian territories, and just about every other nation in the MENA region, Israeli scientists are considered to be among the top producers of water treatment and saving […]