Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Blogs > rokytnji
User Name


Rate this Entry

Mexican Solar Still

Posted 07-07-2014 at 05:20 PM by rokytnji
Updated 03-19-2016 at 03:52 PM by rokytnji

Here in the Desert. Like in Colonias with no fresh drink water.
One needs to think on their feet.
Here is a basic small example on how a Mexican solar still works.

There are other options like the Water Cone

But the Hispanics here build their own gear from scrap like in the 1st video.

My well in Esperanza is 10 foot to water. Just like here in Pecos Texas.
But the water is salty. Unless you drill down a 100 or more feet on down.
So in a pinch. One can wash clothes and flush the toilet with well water.
Use a solar still for cooking and drinking water from the well.

In a pinch. Because I am a Desert creature. One can make their own water filter out of a 3 litre bottle. Some rocks, gravel, Cotton ball or raw cotton (cut up fabric will work also),sand,burnt mesquite wood made into charcoal.

using the above method though requires (if no electricity available) either boiling the water over a campfire or some bleach.

Ratio of Clorox Bleach to Water for Purification

2 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per quart of water
8 drops of Regular Clorox Bleach per gallon of water
1/2 teaspoon Regular Clorox Bleach per five gallons of water
If water is cloudy, double the recommended dosages of Clorox Bleach.

Only use Regular Clorox Bleach (not Fresh Scent or Lemon Fresh). To insure that Clorox Bleach is at its full strength, rotate or replace your storage bottle minimally every three months.

As water becomes more scarce like we have in the desert climate. This will become more relevant as time passes on.

Happy Trails, Rok
Posted in Uncategorized
Views 850 Comments 0
« Prev     Main     Next »
Total Comments 0




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:09 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration