Dean Kamen’s new water purification device

Kamen has invented numerous medical devices, the Segway, and more, and received multiple awards for doing so..

Everyone has been trying to find out more about his claim that “you stick a hose into anything that looks wet … and it comes out … as perfect distilled clean water.”

So far as I can tell however, it’s true. (Note: I still haven’t worked out if it can handle volatile organics like gasoline and benzene.)

It however can handle arsenic, poison, urine, sea water, and more. There are no filters to replace and nothing disposable, either.

Kamen says 50% of diseases are spread by unhealthy water. Once the price of this gets down to $1,000-2,000 then it can be used worldwide to prevent the spread of disease.

  • woody

    My question is: How much does it take in consumables to create a gallon of water? Be it electricity, or some chemical needed in the processing. It cosumes SOMETHING to do this operation, I’m sure. If it’s just power, then combined with a renewable source (like thermal, wave, solar, wind, etc) this could be a real boon for people in water stricken areas.

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