Solar-Powered Pipe Desalinates Saltwater Into 1.5 Billion Gallons of Clean Drinking Water

A team of engineers is planning to design a massive aesthetic structure that will filter ocean water and turn it into drinkable water. Khalili Engineers is the company behind the project nicknamed “The Pipe.” This structure will be lined with solar panels which mean it will be able to operate without any fossil fuels whatsoever. That way it won’t create any water or air pollution while it operates. On top of that, the solar panel design gives the long tube structure an aesthetically pleasing look.

The interior deck of The Pipe is where the ocean water flows into. Then an electromagnetic desalination process takes place to filter the water and make it drinkable. It could produce as much as 1.5 billion gallons of drinkable water. This would do wonders for a Californian city that struggles with water problems on a daily basis.


The Pipe is expected to be placed right off the coast of the Santa Monica pier in California. Once it becomes operational, it will provide drinkable water to the people of the city. The design has already made it to the finals in the 2016 Land Art Generator Initiative, which is a design competition.

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via [Inhabitat]