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Magdelen Islands

Drinking water from salty seawater using energy from the ocean's waves

Rendu bleu.JPGAccording to some estimates, two billion people on earth do not have access to sufficient drinking water on a daily basis. The irony is 60% of the earth's population actually live near the sea. So wouldn't the ultimate solution to the drinking water deficit be to find a way to turn some of that SALT water into potable water?

A group of students in the mechanical engineering program at Université de Sherbrooke think they've come up with a machine that can do that. Their project is called Projet Odyssée.

Equipe_Odyssee2_low_res.jpgDragan Tutic is part of this group of students and he joined me on the phone this morning live from Singapore (poor phone quality).

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