This is the Puri. A portable desalinization device designed for emergency use. There are many ways to obtain drinkable water from seawater, but few of which are practical or small enough to be safely included in the kits you’ll find on life rafts. In a survival situation, dehydration is as deadly as the ocean itself. When you’re lost at sea for days at a time, you’ll be surrounded by water with nothing to drink.

 

As an entry in the IDEA Design Awards for 2013, Puri uses reverse osmosis, and pump action in order to purify sea water into water you can drink. We hope to see this life saving invention available soon.

 

[via Yanko Design]

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