Submitted to the 2013 IDEA Design Awards, this water bottle designed by designed by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim can literally separate salt from sea water in order to produce safe drinking water – even when stranded in the middle of the ocean.
While most desalination technology is complicated or takes up more space than a small water bottle can hold, the design team behind Puri devised a new system that is so system we wonder why nobody came up with it before. But isn’t that the case with all great inventions?
So how does it work?
It couldn’t be simpler, really. The water bottle, which is the same size as a standard water bottle purchased at just about any market now, is equipped with a pumping mechanism.
If enough pressure is applied, the mechanism separates the salt from the water, and pumps the fresh water into a separate chamber. It is immediately drinkable, which means it isn’t necessary to wait for any purification tablets to do their magic (and they don’t work with salt water anyway).
Just scoop in some salt water, pump, and drink. It’s just that easy.
Still in its conceptual phase, the Puri water bottle is not available for purchase. But it could be, and it should be, because it could literally save lives.
:: Yanko Design