background preloader

DIY Solar Still

DIY Solar Still
How To Make Your Own Distilled Water Make your own distilled water from stream or lake water, salt water, or even brackish, dirty water, using these DIY Solar Still Plans. With just a few basic building materials, a sheet of glass and some sunshine, you can purify your own water at no cost and with minimal effort. Distilled water is not just for drinking, and it’s always worth keeping a few gallons of it on hand. Clean water free of chemicals and minerals has a number of valuable uses: • Always refill the lead-acid batteries used for solar energy systems or automobiles with distilled water • Water delicate plants like orchids with distilled water; minerals and additives like fluoride or chlorine that are present in most tap water can harm plants • Distilled water mixed with antifreeze is recommended for car radiators, as it’s less corrosive • Steam irons become clogged with mineral deposits unless you use distilled water How to Make a Solar Still The operation of the distiller is simple. 1.

http://www.survivalistdaily.com/diy-solar-still/

Related:  INDEPENDANCE, DIY ENERGIESolar Water StillsWaterhomeouiattehate

How To Build A Solar-Powered Still To Purify Drinking Water The author’s solar still, with one pan in it. The still actually has room for two of these. Note that the glass top is at an angle, allowing the water to flow down to the catch tube. Everyone agrees that water is needed for survival and articles abound for how to find water and purify it for drinking. Water Distiller : whole house tankless water heater Water Distiller PIC1 water distiller Water treatment systems play an important role in purifying water and makinggrowth, agriculture, and manufacturing are placing tremendous demands on our fresh water supplies. water distiller Each of these type of Water Dispenser have different requirements and offer different benefits. water distiller PIC2 water distiller

Empty space next to the fridge? Make a Roll-Out Pantry With some web-spiration, a 3D-Printer on hand and some empty space next to the fridge, I decided to make a roll out pantry. Optional: 3D-Printer + filament Supplies (as seen): (2) 2x6x8 construction lumber (1) 3/16x4x8 plywood (1) 3/4x4x4 plywood (scrap used) (4) Casters (8) Dowel rods (as shelf holders and railings) (3) 1/4"x6 Quarter round molding (14) #6 3/4" Flathead Screws (for dowel railing holders) (2) #6 32x3 Machine Screws with nut (for handle) (38) 1" Wood screws (for casters and scrap pieces to hold backing) (6) Scrap pieces of wood (can use leftovers from the 2x6x8 pieces) (48) Finishing nails (guess, not sure how many used) (2) Quarts of paint Tools: Drill Hand Saw Measuring Tape Clamps Straight Edge (square) Painters Tape Kreg R3 Jr. Kit Dowel Rod Jig Kit Wood Glue Hacksaw Blade (off the hacksaw) Sandpaper Hammer Chisel

Plan your build Before you start cutting into your own grape juice containers and sealing be sure it fits in your car. Find a spot to cram your plastic container into. It needs to be away from direct conact to the motor. Amazing Low-Tech Water Harvester Even in places where there’s a severe lack of water, there’s one thing every place has. Air. And even in the most arid of climes, there’s moisture in the air, even if it’s not enough to be felt on your skin. So there’s water everywhere, it’s just a matter of getting to it, and that’s what Edward Linnacre did with his brilliantly simple low tech air harvester called the Airdrop. With a deceptively modest design, Airdrop filters hot environmental air through a turbine, feeding it through a copper tubing system—with copper wool to maximize surface area—and into the earth where it cools and releases moisture.

Solar Stills – epsea.org Solar Water Purification Project In 1995, EPSEA received funding through the State of Texas, State Energy Conservation Office (SECO), for a solar demonstration project. EPSEA’s project demonstrated the feasibility of using solar energy to purify water. The target audience (end users) are the people who reside in colonias along the Texas/Mexico Border. How to Build an Outdoor Mud Oven for Use Now and When the SHTF Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case SHTF situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive. There are some things, though, that cook best in an oven. One solution, of course, is to use a cast iron Dutch oven or camp stove.

Portable Solar Desalination 'Plant' That May Aid In Third World Water Woes By Meera Dolasia on September 14, 2012 CCSSNAS-1NCSS-3Word Search 'Water, Water everywhere, not a drop to drink' - That, unfortunately, is the situation faced by millions of residents in developing countries who are surrounded by oceans, but have no access to fresh drinking water. Now thanks to this ingenious portable ceramic desalination 'plant' created by Milan-based designer Gabriele Diamanti, there may be a viable solution. The Eliodomestico works just like a coffee percolator except, upside down. Solar-powered water distiller aims to provide potable water in rural areas With most of underdeveloped or even developing nations struggling to provide clean drinking water to a larger section of their population, resulting in some tedious water-bound diseases, the need for some safe, sustainable and low-cost water purifiers have been felt more than ever before. Providing a solution, designer Joe Kasper has developed an innovative distiller that harnesses solar power to purify dirty/saline water in far off areas located closer to equatorial location. Users need to fill the water (dirty/saline) in a large container at the bottom and let the evaporation and condensation purify it, using solar energy, for drinking purposes.

Free Plans Several free plans by Owen Geiger are now available: Preview the Economizer House Plan here.Economizer House Plan PDF Solar Pit House PDF Preview the Solar Pit House plan here. esert Shelters PDF Preview Desert Shelters by searching this phrase in the built-in search in the right hand column. Craftsman Bamboo/Plastic Bottle House PDF (Honorable Mention in Shelters for All housing competition) Preview the Craftsman plan here. Window Socket – Solar Energy Powered Socket by Kyuho Song & Boa Oh The Window Socket offers a neat way to harness solar energy and use it as a plug socket. So far we have seen solutions that act as a solar battery backup, but none as a direct plug-in. Simple in design, the plug just attaches to any window and does its job intuitively. Designers: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh

Solar Water Still Construction You can use stills in various areas of the world. They draw moisture from the ground and from plant material. You need certain materials to build a still, and you need time to let it collect the water. It takes about 24 hours to get 0.5 to 1 liter of water. Aboveground Still To make the aboveground still, you need a sunny slope on which to place the still, a clear plastic bag, green leafy vegetation, and a small rock (Figure 6-6).

rainwater harvesting There’s a lot of advice floating around the internets about how to make a rain barrel. Most barrel pundits suggest drilling a hole in the bottom of a barrel and installing a faucet, a kind of connection called a “bulkhead fitting”. Unfortunately such improvised fittings have a tendency to leak. My favorite way to make a rain barrel is to take a 55 gallon drum, use the preexisting fittings on the top and turn it upside down, a process explained nicely here (complete with a list of parts), by B. Chenkin who will also sell you a kit at Aquabarrel.com. To get started, you get a ubiquitous 55 gallon drum with two threaded “bung” holes that look like this:

Related: