Committed to addressing the global challenge of safe water access, in 2012, at the Clinton Global Initiative, The
Developed by DEKA R&D, the Slingshot technology is a vapor compression distillation system capable of purifying any type of dirty water –river water, ocean water and even raw sewage – into clean, drinking water. The unit will also purify water with microorganisms and parasites. The technology operates in a similar way to that which nature cleans water – the system boils and evaporates any dirty water source and then allows the pure water to condense and be collected, flushing out contaminants. Slingshot delivers approximately 800 liters of clean water daily at the hourly electricity cost of less than a standard handheld hair dryer (1kWh).
Slingshot is ideal for use in rural areas as it can be plugged into the local grid or powered by other locally available and renewable power sources including solar cells, batteries, and DEKA R&D‘s Stirling electric generator, which runs on biogases such as methane from local waste sources.
Our hope is that EKOCENTER, equipped with Slingshot™ units, will have a positive effect on local communities – those most in need of access to safe drinking water. By improving access to clean water through the EKOCENTERS, we hope to divert time spent fetching of finding clean water into education, employment and overall individual empowerment.