A novel, affordable technology could make a significant impact on the world water crisis.
That’s the claim from Lee King, Founder and CEO of UAE-based tech start-up Hydro Wind Energy, which has developed the handheld Quench Sea device.
He aims for the tool to be used to tackle water shortages globally and especially in the Middle East by 2025, where water scarcity is a serious issue despite 55% of the population living near coastal areas.
The Quench Sea desalinates seawater to freshwater through a reverse osmosis method and is able to produce two litres of fresh, drinkable water per hour.
In the future, the firm plans to produce fresh water from seawater at scale to help broaden the benefits of this solution to a wider global population.