With this, it seeks to bring water and electricity to communities that lack these services at a low cost.
Even though technology advances by leaps and bounds and the world evolves, there are still many regions where basic services such as drinking water and electricity do not reach. However, it is the same technology that can solve this. Many people work to bring electricity and water to all corners of the planet, and although access to these services has increased, many still cannot enjoy them.
More than 80 million people in India cannot obtain safe drinking water due to pollution, poor sanitation, and declining groundwater tables. Luckily, Madhu Vajrakarur, a young electrical engineer, developed a solution.
Madhu was born in a small village in India, where he did not have a constant water source. His community was supplied with vital liquid mainly through wells. But when there were droughts, the level of the mantles dropped, and they had to buy water directly from tanker trucks.
His father works in agriculture, and his mother is a housewife, so he comes from a low-income family that also requires a lot of water to survive. Madhu and his family often had to borrow to buy water so their crops wouldn’t dry up.
Faced with these difficulties, the young man thought of a way to improve the situation of his community and many others in India. This is how a wind turbine capable of producing electricity and drinking water simultaneously arose.
The turbine generates 30 kW of energy each day, enough to supply about 25 homes and itself. At the same time, it can provide 80-100 liters of water daily.
How does it work?
The turbine has a vent in the center of the blades that captures the humid air in the environment. Once inside, the air is cooled by a refrigeration compressor and condenses, giving way to water droplets that run down the pipes. These lead to storage tanks where the water is filtered and purified, and it is ready for human consumption in a short time.
Achieving this innovative artifact took Madhu 16 years of hard work. However, they were completely worth it as they promised to be the solution to bring water and electricity to communities where it is difficult to obtain them. Madhu’s project is amazing and cheap to manufacture, so even the local administration noticed it to see the possibility of government financing to take the project to more places.