- A new device called the "Sweat Machine," developed by Unicef Sweden and the creative agency Deportivo, takes sweat and purifies it, turning it into drinking water.
- HVR Water Purification AB that the machine uses was developed in Sweden with The Royal Institute of Technology.
- Andreas Hammar, the engineer responsible for the Sweat Machine, says that the amount of water produced varies by person, but that one sweaty person's T-shirt can produce 10ml of extractable water.
From the article:
... "It uses a technique called membrane distillation," said Hammar. "We use a substance that's a bit like Goretex that only lets steam through but keeps bacteria, salts, clothing fibres and other substances out. They have something similar on the International Space Station to treat astronauts' urine, but our machine was cheaper to build. ...