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In the case of the power industry, they use 140 billion gallons annually. Of that, 135 billion gallons goes back to reservoirs and is "reusable".
The rest (5 billion gallons) is what the calculated waste is. I.e. Freshwater no longer easily accessible.
Option 1) Byproducts. Say something has H2SO4 as a byproduct. That water is no longer drinkable. It is now Sulfuric Acid.(Sulfuric Acid is actually usually a "product" not "byproduct" but I can`t think of a "useless" substance at the minute).
Option 2) Products. We use the water in making something. It could be something drinkable (any soft drink), or it could be just anything liquid (sulfuric acid).
Option 3) Goes somewhere it`s not easily gotten back. (Either via dumping, pumping or evaporation)(I.e. The sea. Dumping grounds. Contaminated areas.)
Other options: I`m sure there`s more I`ve missed.
Cleaning, Processing, Plastics, Cooling, etc all use water. He`s not saying 80% of the water is discarded. It`s used in mking the bottle and trasporting it to you, and keeping it cool.
Better example: Human being. You are 90% water. You contain therefore say about 60 litres of water.
Storing you, feeding you, watering you, bathing you, transporting you, etc, means you use about 378 litres. A day.
(You use up 1.38 million litres of water by age 10. The water bottle looks like it`s doing pretty good).
"However, Kamen was already a successful and wealthy inventor, after inventing the AutoSyringe, a new type of mobile dialysis system for medical applications, the first insulin pump, and an all-terrain electric wheelchair known as the iBOT"
The dialysis in particular gave many people their lives back.
Also "There is tons of water"/"you can`t waste water" etc.
Live off sea water for a week. Drink nothing else. It`s not just pollutants and cack, it`s alot of perfectly natural crap your body can`t handle in seawater. The freshwater we use is going there. Not the wells. Yes, it is wasted.
"It needs power, it has a blinking light!".My dad runs a distillery. He has a powerplant that could power Paris to give Dubai drinking water.
That looks like it runs on a watch battery. Do the math.
Time to start kissing ass, world....we`ll start by taking some of that "internet money"
he also didnt say how it worked only that it doesnt work the saame way as ALL other purification systems, if what MadP said is true the energy concern far outways the benefit of having pure water,
All in all older systems still work out better
i mean come on, this is a guy who thought the segway was a good idea
And here I thought that I was the only one who knew about that website. : )
That`s all I could think of. Now if only I could have put that into application before this dude :-(
There is no such site as prettygirlscarryingheavythings.com
What a letdown :(
Starvation, famines, water shortages, earthquakes, hurricanes; they are all just ways to help control the population. Short term this is great but long-term it might not be great. How many fishes will we kill that we need for our McFillets?
So it needs electricity. Most of the same places lacking water lack an electrical grid as well.
Never saw his " Water Machine " actually work.