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Water pumping with a bicycle or purificate water with a bicycle?

I present two inventions can solve at least in part the water problem.

Personally I love both of the them, because my country have enough water ( we have a lot of Reservations of underground water and many rivers with sweet water), the problem is the contamination and the distribution of it.

1) System of water pumping with a bicycle - A great Idea!!

A Rotary Club in Zaragoza Spain developed a System of water pumping with a bicycle, the three properties were there it can function with almost without effort, with a little maintain and low cost. The inventions allows pump 500 lts. of water by hour. This invention could help developing countries in agriculture and another areas.
You can read about it in the next link.


Another interesting presentations about water security, goals and help.


http://www.wasrag.org/downloads/presentationsspeeches/A Strategy to Bring Safe Water %26 Sanitation

2) Water system with pedal (I love this one, I probably make it my Act4 - Will see)

The winning Aquaduct Mobile Filtration vehicle was designed to help people living in developing countries, who often do not have access to clean water. The Aquaduct vehicle transports water and cleans it while
in motion. Many women in developing countries need to walk great distances in order to bring water to their families. The new vehicle offers an easier way to cover these distances, and is intended to reducethe pollution caused by motorbikes or trucks used for water transportation.

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Comment by Nick Heyming on March 25, 2010 at 5:02pm
Thats brilliant! People keep wanting to power electrical things with bike pedals, but its MECHANICAL energy that bikes make in spades. Solutions like this really show how force multipliers work. Great share!
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on March 25, 2010 at 5:29pm
Anything that is bike powered makes any human powered mechanism so much fun and easy to fix. We already have bikes in pretty much all over the planet and we have the knowledge to fix them and adapt them. Excelentes ideas Gilda!!!
Comment by Lori Hutcherson on March 26, 2010 at 6:53pm
Wow, fantastic!


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