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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