Coca-Cola Deka R&D Ekocentre

ekocenter-1Reported on Gizmag by Briget Borgobello, October 16, 2013.

Briget Borgobello reports as follows: “Joining forces with engineering firm Deka R&D, Coca-Cola has launched a project which will see the transformation of approximately 2,000 shipping containers into water purifying stations.

“Each machine delivers approximately 850 litres (225 gallons) of safe drinking water per day using less electricity than a hair dryer (1 kWh),” says Coca-Cola.

The Ekocenter framework seeks to employ “female entrepreneurs” who will be responsible for the everyday running of the facility. It is also anticipated that the center will act as a central hub for community activities, with plans to offer solar powered charging services for mobile devices or lamps, internet access, downloadable education kits and refrigerated storage for medications and vaccines.

The Ekocenters will be distributed throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America. By the end of 2015 it’s estimated that there should be enough running to produce around 500 million liters (132 million gallons) of clean water per year.”

Included in the Ekocentre is the Slingshot heat exchanger for purifying water, a refrigeration facility for amongst other services, a possible dispensing facility, Coca-Cola products and relevant, local merchandise.

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