360° Coverage : Machine turns sweat into drinking water in Sweden

4 Updates
Machine turns sweat into drinking water in Sweden
Photo Credit: Paolo Bruno, Getty Images

Machine turns sweat into drinking water in Sweden

Jul 22 2013, 12:12am CDT | by IANS

London, July 22 (IANS) Drinking another person's sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden.

London, July 22 — Drinking another person's sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden. The device...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Machine turns sweat into drinking water in Sweden

Jul 22 2013, 12:12am CDT | by IANS

London, July 22 (IANS) Drinking another person's sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden.

London, July 22 — Drinking another person's sweat may sound obnoxious, but a machine that takes sweat-laden clothes and turns the moisture into drinking water has been launched in Sweden.

The device spins and heats the material to remove the sweat and then passes the vapour through a special membrane designed to only let water molecules get through, BBC reported.

Since its launch, its creators said more than 1,000 people have "drunk other's sweat" in Gothenburg city. The experts said the liquid was "cleaner" than local tap water.

The device was built for the Unicef to promote a campaign highlighting the fact that 780 million people in the world lack access to clean water.

The machine was designed and built by engineer Andreas Hammar, known locally for his appearances on TV tech show "Mekatronik".

Hammar said the critical part of the sweat machine was a water purification component developed by the HVR company in collaboration with Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology.

"It uses a technique called membrane distillation," he told BBC.

"We use a substance that only lets steam through but keeps bacteria, salts, clothing fibres and other substances out."

"They have something similar on the International Space Station to treat astronaut's urine - but our machine was cheaper to build.

"The amount of water it produces depends on how sweaty the person is - but one person's T-shirt typically produces 10 ml, roughly a mouthful," he said.

Mattias Ronge, chief executive of Stockholm-based advertising agency Deportivo - which organised the event - told BBC the machine helped raise awareness for Unicef, but in reality had its limitations.

He said the machine "will never be mass produced... there are better solutions out there such as water purifying pills".

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
4

4 weeks ago

Forums: new channels on Apple TV and more

Sep 2 2014 11:17am CDT | Source: MacNN

With the long holiday weekend, and kids heading back-to-school, the last few days have been rather quiet in the MacNN forums. Forum members continue to discuss price differences between SSDs and HDDs in the thread titled "Hard Drive Ripoffs" started by "reader50" late last week. Moderator "P" noticed new Apple TV channels appearing in Sweden, and wonders if there ...
Source: MacNN   Full article at: MacNN
 

 
Update
3

5 weeks ago

Apple TV also gains SVT Play channel in Sweden & public broadcaster NRK in Norway

Aug 26 2014 12:18pm CDT | Source: 9to5Mac

In addition to adding a channel for premium TV service Showtime in the U.S. and other markets today, Apple has also rolled out two new apps for markets abroad. Starting today, Apple TV users in Sweden will get access to SVT Play, an on-demand video service run by broadcaster Sveriges Television that already had an iOS app equivalent.  Another service rolling out to Apple TV users abroad today is a channel for Norwegian public broadcaster NRK. The company said to ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac
 

 
Update
2

8 weeks ago

AppAdvice International: AppleCare+, Russia and a new store in Turkey

Aug 5 2014 4:00am CDT | Source: App Advice

AppleCare+First this week, Apple launched its AppleCare+ program in two new countries: Mexico and Sweden. The plan sees customers receive a second year of hardware protection for new iPhone and iPad devices; at the same time, Cupertino has also extended premium telephone support in both countries from 90 days to two years. As our previous article explained, in Sweden Apple’s AppleCare+ programs for the iPhone and iPad are priced at 799 kroner ($128). In Mexico, however, AppleCare+ coverage c ...
Source: App Advice  Full article at: App Advice
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

5 Things You Need To Know About Apple Pay
5 Things You Need To Know About Apple Pay
Apple’s payment system will change the retail experience as a whole
 
 
New Reports Say Apple Watch Entering Production In January
New Reports Say Apple Watch Entering Production In January
Rumors are swirling about when the Apple Watch will be released
 
 
The iPhone 6 Is Coming To China
The iPhone 6 Is Coming To China
A license has finally been obtained by Apple
 
 
Will Europe Welcome Apple Pay?
Will Europe Welcome Apple Pay?
The new payment system might not catch on
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Steven Tyler can't wait to be a grandfather again
Steven Tyler is ''over the moon'' that Liv Tyler is pregnant again. The Aerosmith rocker is delighted his eldest daughter, who already has son Milo, nine, with ex-husband Royston Langdon, and her boyfriend Dave Gardner...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lena Dunham felt 'ashamed' after date rape
Lena Dunham admits she ''spent so much time ashamed'' after being date raped at university. The 'Girls' creator and star, who is now in a long-term relationship with Fun.'s Jack Antonoff, says it took her a long time to...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kendall Jenner is infatuated with Chris Brown
Kendall Jenner is reportedly infatuated with Chris Brown. The 18-year-old model has fallen head-over-heels for the 'Loyal' hitmaker, 25, despite the fact he is still in a relationship with Karrueche Tran. A source close...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Alyssa Milano quits 'Mistresses' for her kids
Alyssa Milano is quitting 'Mistresses' for the sake of her children. The 41-year-old actress, who has son Milo, three, and four-week-old daughter Elizabella with husband David Bugliari, has decided to leave the drama...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Israel approves new settlement in East Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Oct 2 (IANS) An Israeli committee has granted approval to the construction of a massive Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem, Israeli settlements watchdog Peace Now said Wednesday. The approval by Jerusalem...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Desmond Tutu urges support for Hong Kong protests
Johannesburg, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) South African Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday called on all those who believe in democracy to support the student-led protests demanding that genuinely democratic elections be...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Catalonia to go ahead with peaceful referendum
Madrid, Oct 1 (IANS) President of Spain's Catalonia autonomous community Artur Mas Wednesday said he has not changed his mind about the region's independence referendum despite the Spanish Constitutional Court...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
US, India to collaborate on Mars, Earth missions
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) US and India have agreed to enhance cooperation in Mars exploration and establish a pathway for future joint missions to explore the red planet besides launching a NASA-ISRO satellite mission...
Read more on Business Balla
 
81 killed in Iraq as security forces launch offensive
Baghdad, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 81 people were killed Wednesday in airstrikes and clashes between the Iraqi forces and militants, security sources said. In Salahudin province, north of Baghdad, Iraqi security forces...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Taylor Swift not thinking about dating
Taylor Swift insists dating is the ''last thing'' on her mind. The 24-year-old singer - who has previously been in relationships with Harry Styles, Joe Jonas, John Mayer and Jake Gyllenhaal - admits she isn't looking...
Read more on Celebrity Balla