WATER RECYCLING SHOWER – E2 Portal

Swedish designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi has created a shower that recycles water, called the OrbSys Shower. It can save more than 90% of water and the same amount of energy during a shower. On an annual level, it is a significant amount of money savings for all users, and on the other hand, it is a great help to those who live in areas with water shortage.

He got the idea by studying astronauts, who travel into space and use the same source of water that is constantly recycled for both bathing and consumption. He then wondered why this could not happen on Earth, and he started working on his futuristic shower.

The shower recycles water while you take a shower, works according to the “closed loop” system: hot water goes from the tap to the drain, is purified to the standard of drinking water, and is sucked back through the shower. Since the procedure is very fast, the water stays warm.

With a shower like this, 5 liters of water is enough for 10 minutes of showering, while with standard showers, about 30 times more is consumed at the same time.

His idea was also part of a joint project with the NASA Center, related to a design concept that could potentially help in space expeditions. While America consumes about 1.2 trillion gallons of water a year, in many countries around the world people do not have access to clean water.

The idea of ​​a shower that saves water is different from the others, as it does not affect comfort and convenience. The water pressure is higher than average and has a stable flow, as it does not depend on other devices.

The designer first wanted to try and promote showers in his country, so showers were installed in Sweden, on the coast. Thousands of bathers come here every year during the summer, and before taking a shower they bathe in water rich in algae and seagrass. Showers work constantly 10 hours a day, and so far the impressions and feedback are more than good.

More and more companies want to talk to Mahdjoubi about the wider potential of his design, but he emphasizes that his goal is systems and not objects. If developed on a larger scale, the purification technology, developed for OrbSys, can also be used in drinking water taps and fountains, in developing countries, which are full of water-related diseases. Mahdjoubi himself believes that showers would be most useful for people living in areas with water shortages, because his conclusion is that it is not just a matter of saving water, but people should be smart in using natural resources.

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