QuenchSea – Seawater Desalination Device Aids Sailors and Campers on the Go
While 71 percent of earth’s surface is covered with water, only 2.5 percent of it is potable. With the whole world struggling with water scarcity, the desalination device called QuenchSea, which can turn seawater into freshwater instantly, comes as a ray of hope.
This device will aid the adventure travelers, sailors and people living in developing nations, who might find themselves near the ocean and in desperate need of drinking water.
QuenchSea is developed by British company Hydro Wind Energy. The small, portable device is relatively inexpensive and can be carried in a backpack, as it roughly weighs around 700 grams.
The world’s only low-cost portable seawater desalination device, QuenchSea is capable of making up to two liters of drinkable water per hour. The desalination process is carried through a manual handle-powered unit that fits into a small bag.
QuenchSea is a device that unites a hydraulic system, triple pre-filtration and a small reverse osmosis membrane to desalinate seawater into freshwater using manpower. At sea or on the coast, this device converts seawater into clean, fresh drinking water instantaneously.
It has an inbuilt ultrafiltration and microfiltration system to eradicate suspended solids, bacteria, viruses, parasites and microplastics. The first sediment purification system removes the most detrimental sediments and particles.
Then, the seawater is coerced under pressure through a 0.01-micron membrane removing all contaminants before the final reverse osmosis process. It provides an affordable, convenient and safe substitute to boiling seawater in an urgent situation. Users simply need to pump it for as long as they need, in order to provide the volume of clean water they want.
The reverse osmosis membrane is supposed to remove up to 98 percent of the salt. One $10 membrane ought to be good for treating up to 18,000 liters before replacement. Moreover, activated carbon is used to minimize foul tastes or odors.
It appears QuenchSea could possibly finally be the answer to mankind’s water woes which don’t seem be getting any better.