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Pure genius: solar bag cleans up water on the go

For families in Africa, the pursuit of clean water can eat up most of their waking hours, so industrial design student Ryan Lynch came up with the Solar Bag – a system of water transportation that simultaneously decontaminates water using UV rays.

The prototype uses a combination of nylon and polyethylene that he says reduces the purification process dramatically to a matter of hours, attracting more UV light and reflecting the rays back and forth between the materials. 

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