Machine turns sweat into drinking water for Unicef

A woman is filling a UNICEF jerrycan at the Bo...

A woman is filling a UNICEF jerrycan at the Boromata well. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone remember Dune?  Reminds me of those cloaks which recycle body water! …..

Sweat Shop

Sweat-shop,
clothes-drop,
dry-clean,
extract the steam.
Natural water, only the best,
squeezed from your vest,
your knickers, your shirt;
dirt distilled,
germs are killed
then it’s chilled
and what you get
is eau-de-sweat.

Sweat-shop,
pit-stop,
water here,
crystal-clear.
2013, a very good year,
rich in mineral electrolytes,
lightly flavoured,
sip it, savour
slightly salty,
hint of Balti,
malty smooth,
then remove
all your clothes
and take those back
in a special pack
to be re-cycled when you pop
back into the sweat-shop.
clothes drop
dry-clean
…..
know what I mean.

 

18th July 2013 – headline from the BBC

Notes:  “Machine turns sweat into drinking water for Unicef.”  The device spins and heats sweat-laden clothes to remove the sweat, and then passes the vapour through a special membrane designed to only let water molecules get through.  Since its Monday launch in Sweden, its creators say more than 1,000 people have “drunk other’s sweat” in Gothenburg.  The liquid is cleaner than local tap water.  The device was built for the United Nation’s child-focused charity Unicef to highlight the fact that 780 million people in the world lack access to clean water.

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