An Efficient Solar-Hydrogen Powered Water Purifier: The HYDRA

A trio of inventors from The Essential Element (hint: H2O) have unveiled the first working model of an invention that has the potential to affect peoples throughout the world, especially people who do not have access to the a basic need that most of us take for granted... clean drinking water.  Additionally, the Hydra, can reach people in disaster situations and clean the sludgiest water on site to make it potable.


HYDRA Mobile Self Powered Water Purification Plant: ©The Essential ElementHYDRA Mobile Self Powered Water Purification Plant: ©The Essential Element


The portable water-purification plant, the perfect size for a shipping container (16' x 7'), takes sludge water and splits it into hydrogen and oxygen.  The hydrogen is reserved to power the HYDRA that is completely solar-energized, the water is filtered through a state of the art portable purification system and the oxygen is saved for use in hospitals and local emergencies. The HYDRA can eliminate bacteria such as cholera, dysentery, botulism, e-coli, Giardia, and viruses such as hepatitis, Cryptosporidium, and Microspoidia from the water; these water contaminants are responsible for thousands of deaths in the remote areas of many countries.

Here, The Essential Element provides a demonstration of its new invention.



 For more information about the HYDRA, visit The Essential Element.


source:  The Essential Element  via RDMag.  


May 25, 2010
by Anonymous

Must produce

Must for Haiti, India, Java, Peru, No Africa, Iraq, Pakistan, Vietnam for water use.

Must produce & develop worldwide.

May 26, 2010
by Anonymous

cannot be cheap at all

yes many great inventions are out there however who is going to make them and give them away? who is going to fix if it breaks? spares? thanks but drilling is still the cheapest way to water...

May 27, 2010
by Anonymous

cheap water vs. clean water

it looks like these inventors aren't aiming to provide water in the cheapest possible way, but to provide clean and pathogen-free water to third-world countries where contaminated water and waterborne diseases are the norm. not to mention that it also provides oxygen for clinics and hospitals as well as serving as a mobile power station. i think this product will go far, and i for one hope it does.