‘Eliodomestico’ is a simple solar oven created by Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti with the intention of targetting the water scarcity issue and water borne diseases in developing countries. According to ‘The Water Project‘, more than 1 in 8 people in the world don’t have access to safe drinking water, 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease and almost 80% of illness in developing countries is linked to poor water and sanitation conditions. The issue of global water scarcity always interested Dimanti and the idea of developing this water over came to his mind from his travels and friend’s involvemnet with non-government organizations (NGO).

The solar water heater is made from a black metallic boiler covered with a terracota shell and a black metalic lid. All you need to do is fill the boiler with salty sea water in the morning and cover it with the black lid. Over the course of the day, as the temperature increases, pressuse is developed and the steam is forced downwards through a connection pipe and is collected in the lid which acts as a condenser, which results in the transformation of the steam into fresh purified water suitable for drinking.

Gabriele Diamanti has received the Core 77 Design Award for social impact and a super response from international NGO’s working towards issues related to water. He is hopeful that this project will make a big difference and will provide safe drinking water to poor families in developing countries without any operating costs. If you would like to donate, participate or assist Diamanti in his spreading his wonderful project, visit his site at http://www.gabrielediamanti.com

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