Eliodomestico Solar Water Distiller

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Solution Overview & Benefits

Eliodomestico is a solar household water distiller for developing countries. It uses sea water to provide families with drinking water at no operating cost.

How it works:

  • It works like an upside down coffee maker: during the day, the heat of the sun creates steam pressure in the black watertight boiler. The steam is forced down through the expansion nozzle, thus condensing against the lid.
  • At the end of the day, the Eliodomestico delivers 5 liters of fresh drinking water. The lower basin is specifically designed for transport on the head.

Eliodomestico is made from inexpensive, widely available materials. The technologies involved in the production are simple and popular, making maintenance easy.

Benefits include:

  • No electricity required
  • No filters needed
  • Easy maintenance
  • Good impact on the local economy
  • No impact on the environment

History & Development

Eliodomestico costs approximately $50, but it is an open-source design and anyone can use the schematics to build it locally.


Publicly available: no
Countries where available: Currently in prototype stage
Price range (USD): 20 to 50 USD

Additional Information

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