A Solar water treatment plant has been designed and formulated by GivePower, an NGO. This innovative project has already blessed the lives of residents of Kiunga, which is a tiny town in Kenya. GivePower is striving to simulate the same technology in different world regions.
Credits to GivePower, Kenya, has established the very first solar water treatment plant that transforms saline water of the oceans into safe drinking water. It looks like it could be a compelling solution to water scarcity across the globe.
Did you know, more than two million people across the globe have no access to safe drinking water? What an irony for a planet that is covered more than seventy percent with water. What looks like a paradox, maybe the pivotal obstacle for the future of humanity: How to turn saline waters of sea or oceans into safe drinking water? And the answer to this mystery is located in the tiny town of Kiunga.
This magical system creates safe drinking water for 35000 people daily.
A report published by WHO a few months ago conveys that 33% of the global population doesn’t have access to drinking water. And the situation in the Sub-Saharan areas is even worse. This reason encouraged GivePower to install the very first treatment plant, which transmutes saline water of the Indian Ocean to drinking water. It has been a year since the plant was made operational. Owing to the success of the pilot project, GivePower plans to install similar plants in other countries, namely, Haiti and Columbia.
A conventional desalination process is expensive as the plant devours high amounts of power supply. Hence a typical desalination plant can be installed in only those areas that have sufficient facilities to produce and distribute top energy supplies.
GivePower solved this complexity by using solar technology, efficient enough to produce 50 kW of power. As per NGO, the quality of water of this pilot plant is better than that of a conventional desalination plant. Also, it doesn’t even have an unfavorable environmental impact that the process commonly causes since the extraction of salt elicits saline residues and contaminants that are toxic to animals and plants.
Before the installation of this eco-friendly desalination plant, the residents of Kiunga had to travel miles to access their water source, a source that gave dirty water. The only source Kiunga residents used came from a well located on the same channel, which had been used for animal bathing, which means full of pollutants and parasites. Before the implementation of this technology, the residents were obligated to use dirty and salty water for their day to day needs.
It has been estimated, half of the world’s population will live in regions facing water shortage by 2025. Wastewater treatment is becoming the primary technique. Did you know, of all the water that covers mother earth on 2.5 per cent is freshwater? So, the NGO’s eco-friendly desalination method can be an effective way to fight the problem of water scarcity across the globe.
GivePower is a real example of good things happening in the world.