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The Challenge: Make distilled water from seawater using solar power

Did the parabolic mirror distill the seawater?

A tube was fixed to the spout of the kettle and this tube went into a small glass bottle immersed in cool water. As the seawater turned to steam, any water vapor went down the tube and into the bottle where it condensed into drops of pure, distilled water. A solar powered success!

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Solar ovens made from Pizza Boxes on the Reach Out! Michigan site
The Solar Funnel Cooker on the Solar Cooking Archive site
Why are Satellite Dishes parabolic? on the Math Central, Canada site


The Timeless Energy from the Sun by Madanjeet Singh, pub Thames & Hudson 1998, ISBN 0 500 01851 0

Ellen, Jonathan and their parabolic mirror
Ellen, Jonathan and their parabolic mirror