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Bay Area local Dean Kamen invents clean water technology

Original post made by a, Adobe-Meadow, on Apr 30, 2008

This guy is great. I want to get one of these.

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Posted by RS
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Apr 30, 2008 at 9:04 am

"Bay Area local Dean Kamen" ??

How do you figure Dean Kamen is a bay area local?

Interesting technology though.


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Posted by gn
a resident of Green Acres
on Apr 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Kamen is an East Coaster, but has ties all over. Interesting device.


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Posted by Waste Water for Everyone
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 1, 2008 at 8:31 am

The technology for recycling waste waster has been around for at least 30 years. It's just not politically accepted yet, but it will be in another 30 years when the world literally runs out of sources of fresh water.

In fact Palo Alto is following San Jose's good example and installing the technology at our sewage treatment plant. Most of it will end up in the Bay because, as yet, it can't be mixed with good old Hetch Hetchy's pristine water supply.

Astronauts drinks their own treated waste water on the space station right now, and it doesn't seem to harm them.


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Posted by RS
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 1, 2008 at 10:14 am

"The technology for recycling waste waster has been around for at least 30 years"

While thats true, Kamen is really good at rethinking problems and improving on them. His first major success was kidney dialysis. He greatly improved upon the state of the art at the time making it cheaper and smaller. So yes, he may have solved a problem that was already solved, but the question to answer is, is his solution better than the current state of the art?


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