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Aquaduct Mobile Water Filtration Vehicle

Human power is often overlooked as a green solution -- this is the Swiss Army Knife of the people, by the people and for the people.

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What a creative solution! And they ALSO won a prize from Google for their innovative and practical water filtration design.

Clean fresh water is a major global problem in search of innovative solutions that are green and affordable. Google hosted a contest recently to find Pedal-Powered Machines and the winner was Team Aquaduct for their water-filtering tricycle that is designed to hold / carry enough water for a family of four. The Aquaduct filters water while the rider pedals -- both on the road and in a stationery mode.

With a clutch attached to an idler pulley, the rear wheels can be disengaged so that water can be filtered while the bike is stationary.

A team of five engineers designed and built the trike are from San Bruno, California – consisting of John Lai, Adam Mack, Brian Mason, Eleanor Morgan, and Paul Silberschatz.



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