Get our free book (in Spanish or English) on rainwater now - To Catch the Rain.

Hexayurt water

From Appropedia
Revision as of 09:01, 29 May 2010 by Chriswaterguy (Talk | Contributions) ({{copyedit|clarify, improve layout}})

Jump to: navigation, search

Substitute for water purification plants and pipes, or trucked in water with:

Build a simple solar cooker into the side of each hut, using the same building materials as the rest of the unit (reflective insulation boards). Primary use of the cooker is heater water to 160+F for the full day to sterilize it (and the container). Remaining issues around reliable indicators that the water has been fully treated are being worked on by a variety of groups.

I do not suggest cooking on the solar cooker as a core technology. General field reports seem to indicate solar cooking doesn't go over terribly well in many areas.

Financial model:

  • $10 or less per household for the solar cooker.

This page or section needs work on grammar, spelling, clarity and/or layout. You can help by editing.
This comment was left: clarify, improve layout