UK-Based Desolenator Seeks $150,000 on Indiegogo To Turn Saltwater Into Drinking Water

Desolenator 4On Sunday (November 30th), UK-based company, Desolenator launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help bring an end to the world water crisis by providing sustainable, pure drinking water to up to a billion people without a clean water source. The company has developed a product that uses just the power of the sun to turn saltwater into drinking water.

Desolenator’s product uses a patented technology to transform salt water and other dirty waters, from inland sources, into pure distilled water. Capable of producing up to 15 liters a day, the product requires no power supply, other than the sun, and has no moving parts or filters, making it incredibly easy to maintain. The unit uses no consumables and a one-off payment will provide water for households for up to 20 years, providing a vital source of water independence to those who need it most. 

william janssenCEO of Desolenator, William Janssen, explained,”Climate change and population growth are setting the stage for a global water crisis. A massive 97% of the world’s water is salt water and our plan is to tap into this valuable and available resource to disrupt the global water crisis in an unprecedented way. The process is called desalination and today whilst 0.7% of the world’s water comes from desalination, existing technology is expensive, inefficient and disproportionally drains 0.5% of the world’s global energy supply.

“Desolenator is different from existing desalination and home water technologies – it harnesses solar power in an elegant new way, maximising the amount of solar radiation that hits the technologies surface area through a combination of thermal, electrical and heat exchange, creating pure clean drinking water through the power of the sun.

Already making waves in the clean-tech sector, Desolenator recently took second place at the recent Climate-KIC’s CleanLaunchpad awards in Valencia, winning them a grant towards development and a place on the Climate-KIC Accelerator program, the first real-life business school specifically for clean-tech entrepreneurs, run by Imperial College.

Whilst the team has assembled a fully working prototype, Desolenator needs help to take it from prototype to production. The crowdfunding campaign calls upon socially-minded citizens and businesses to take a step towards addressing the global water challenge and support the development of Desolenator to help bring about this enormous change.

Desolenator 2Janssen added, “Climate change and population growth are setting the stage for a global water crisis. A massive 97% of the world’s water is salt water and our plan is to tap into this valuable and available resource to disrupt the global water crisis in an unprecedented way. The process is called desalination and today whilst 0.7% of the world’s water comes from desalination, existing technology is expensive, inefficient and disproportionally drains 0.5% of the world’s global energy supply.

“Desolenator is different from existing desalination and home water technologies – it harnesses solar power in an elegant new way, maximizing the amount of solar radiation that hits the technologies surface area through a combination of thermal, electrical and heat exchange, creating pure clean drinking water through the power of the sun.”

Since its debut, Desolenator’s campaign has already raised nearly $34,000. It is set to close on January 14th.  


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