Desalination Life-Saving Straw

Ocean Life

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Ocean Life, a portable emergency desalination water dispenser, effectively removes excessive sodium chloride from seawater. It also removes the bitter taste of magnesium sulphate, which is rejected by the human body, while retaining enough salt to supply the body with vital electrolytes. A replaceable filter makes the water dispenser reusable and sustainable, thus providing essential life support in the event of a disaster.

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Industrial Technology Research Institute, Zhudong Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan
  • In-house design:
    Industrial Technology Research Institute, Zhudong Township, Yung-Jen Cheng, Hung-Cheng Yen, Tung-Chuan Wu, Chan-Hsing Lo, Hsinchu County, Taiwan
  • Design:
    TWO+ GROUP, Taipei, Taiwan

Statement by the Jury

Ocean Life combines an innovative idea with an intuitive, self-explanatory design concept in an exemplary way.