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- Wave energy propels a new desalination system by Oneka Technologies.
- The system can filter 49,000 liters of water daily, powered solely by ocean waves.
- Designed with sustainability in mind, the system mitigates harm to marine life and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
Traditional desalination methods have been criticized for their environmental footprint, consuming considerable energy and potentially disrupting marine ecosystems with the discharge of concentrated brine. Oneka's technology addresses these concerns by operating without external electricity and releasing only minimally saltier water back into the ocean.
It has an operational expectancy of 15-20 years, requiring minimal maintenance. This longevity is essential for ensuring a steady supply of fresh water to communities without needing resource-intensive updates or replacements.
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