CONCORD, Mass. ‚â€“ More than one billion human beings lack access to clean water, according to the United Nations. The rest arguably pay too much for water infrastructure, transportation, and packaging.
That‚â€™s why Island Sky‚Â® Corp. USA, based in Hollywood, Fla., has developed a patented technology for transforming water vapor from the atmosphere into potable water. This is the latest in a long line of remarkable sustainability-focused innovations designed with SolidWorks‚Â® 3D CAD software.
‚â€œHigh-quality water is typically transported from springs, distilled, perhaps packaged, and transported again, leaving a considerable carbon footprint,‚â€ said Island Sky Vice President of Engineering George Dubois. ‚â€œOur mission is to provide low cost, high-quality drinking water to people in every corner of the world and to supply critical emergency drinking water equipment to relief agencies for crisis areas where potable water is unavailable.‚â€
Island Sky has developed two water-making products: Skywater‚Â® 14, a home/office model, and Skywater‚Â® 300, a larger outdoor model just entering mass production. The multipatented devices consist of more than 400 parts each, designed from top to bottom in SolidWorks, and produce as many as 1,100 liters per day.
For more information on SolidWorks and sustainable design, visit: http://www.solidworks.com/pages/minisite/SustainableResource/index.html.
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