The Aquaduct

The Aquaduct is a pedal powered vehicle that is meant to transport, filter, and store water for the developing world.

A peristaltic pump attached to the pedal crank draws water from a large tank, through a carbon filter, to a smaller clean tank.
The clean tank is removable and closed for contamination-free home storage and use.
A clutch engages and disengages the drive belt from the pedal crank, enabling the rider to filter the water while traveling or while stationary.

The Aquaduct is the winning entry in the Innovate or Die contest put on by Google and Specialized.
The contest challenge was to build a pedal powered machine that has environmental impact and upload a YouTube video showing how to harness pedal power in innovative ways.

Team Aquaduct was declared the winner out of 102 entries by building a unique and functional solution to provide rural communities with access to clean water.
The Team, composed by John Lai, Adam Mack, Brian Mason, Eleanor Morgan and Paul Silberschatz, will share the $5,000 grand prize, and each will receive a Specialized Globe bicycle – as will all five of the finalist runners-up.

The contest encouraged people to evaluate environmental issues and develop ingenious solutions surrounding climate change.

More Info:
YouTube Innovate or Die page.
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