Water distiller (2007)

Inspired by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, we designed and built a pedal-powered device that distills water by boiling contaminated water and condensing purified vapor. The current generated by the bike generator causes Nichrome wire to heat up and boil dirty water, which is then cooled and condensed, leaving the user with clean water. The device would effectively create safe, drinkable water free of pathogens, salinity, pollutants, and/or harmful particulates by separating the good from the bad.