Rice University Develops Solar Steam Sanitizer For Developing World

July 23, 2013 by  
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Over two billion people on the planet lack access to adequate sanitation. That means dirty water, disease, and contaminated medical supplies. Without access to proper infrastructure providing plumbing or electricity, finding a way to create and bring off-the-grid technology to areas of the developing world has proven to be a substantial challenge. A team of engineers at Rice University have captured the power of the sun to invent solar steam sterilization unit that uses light-absorbing nanoparticles that can power autoclaves and sanitize human waste . The project has been awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a part of their efforts to improve the living conditions of the world’s poor. Read the rest of Rice University Develops Solar Steam Sanitizer For Developing World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autoclave , bill & melinda gates foundation , developing world , human waste , kenya , medical equipment , nanoparticles , naomi halas , rice university , sanitation , sanivation , solar steam system , sun        

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