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The Key to Conserving Water, Money and Energy Comes From Outer Space

December 27, 2013
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The Key to Conserving Water, Money and Energy Comes From Outer Space
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Let’s take a cue from NASA and recycle water.

One might never consider how wasteful a shower can be unless faced with a water shortage. In space, astronauts go years without fresh water, instead relying on a continually recycled source to stay clean. With that in mind, Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi created the OrbSys Shower, which purifies, recycles and reuses shower water. The shower works on a “closed loop system”, where hot water falls from tap to drain, gets instantly purified and pumped back through the showerhead. The quick process allows the water to remain hot, resulting in savings of 90% in water usage and 80% in energy — which adds up to huge consumer savings for water and energy bills.

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