DEKA R&D Cooperation
Slingshot: the ultimate seawater purifier
Dean Kamen, who invented the Segway and several groundbreaking medical devices, has put a decade of work into a water purifier that he calls the “Slingshot.” This idea worth tens of millions of lives. The name is a reference to the story of David and Goliath — to Kamen, waterborne disease is a Goliath of a problem, and technology is the slingshot.
Dean Kamen’s Slingshot water purifier and Stirling generator tech – low cost water and power for the developing world
The water purifier Slingshot uses a fraction of the power of alternatives and a Stirling engine based power generator works on a standard electric grid, solar cells, batteries, or even methane from animal dung.
- The $ 1,500 water purifier will produce 1000 liters of water a day!
- The $ 3,700 generator produces around 1 kW, which is enough to deliver light to a small village.
The Slingshot system of vapor compression distillation basically boils and then condenses any dirty water source.
In a partnership with Coca-Cola, Kamen’s firm DEKA Research and Development brought Slingshot to communities in need of clean water in parts of Latin America and Africa. Interested in cooperation? Look below and contact Dean.
Founder Dean Kamen
340 Commercial St.
Manchester, NH 03101