A team of scientists in Vancouver has come up with a great ecological initiative to put an end to California’s drought problems. Along with the Land Art Generator Initiative 2016, the researchers presented their project, a solar-powered pipe which would filter the seawater without any long-term environmental consequences.
This pipe will be different than anything scientists are currently using. This large system will rely on electromagnet filtration in order to provide drinking water without affecting the ocean waters.
Besides being energy efficient, thanks to the fact that it is fuelled by solar power, it has little to no impact on the marine ecosystem. Experts decided to call it, The Pipe, and they plan to introduce it in an area where people can see it harvesting energy using the solar panels.
This concept will most likely have the function of a vacuum. Also, it will remove particles in the air, so local communities won’t have to worry that they will develop cognitive defects, heart conditions, or any other health problems people usually suffer when they inhale fossil fuel emissions.
The pipe will filter the seawater by removing the salt from it. This way, the seawater will be drinkable. Although it might not be a viable long-term solution, experts underline that The Pipe won’t rely on the harmful fossil fuels.
The 2016 Land Initiative is a project focused on raising awareness about the current environmental issues, while it also involves the efforts of many researchers, who are trying to develop revolutionary devices that will save many endangered species from extinction.
With The Pipe concept, scientists aim to tackle the drought problems in California. Although it is surrounded by water, the state has been severely affected by drought over the past five years.
If they manage to develop this large filtering system, California will rely on drinking water produced by solar panels. Another initiative, which the state’s officials encouraged, was to advise all people in local communities to have shorter showers.
The current drought problems have affected the crops as well, but the biggest concern remains the drinking water. That is why the researchers will continue working on their project, which they hope it will be a scientific breakthrough as well as one of the best ecological solutions to protect the environment.
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