Chinese designer Chao Gao has created the C-Water distiller, a design that uses passive solar energy to desalinate small batches of seawater. The ingenious device is collapsible so it can be easily stowed on life rafts or packed with camping gear.

Chao Gao's C-Water distiller was awarded 2nd prize in the Incheon 2010 International Design Awards competition. Check out the gallery for images of this innovative and useful desalination tool.

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Implications - Chao Gao’s C-Water distiller is a phenomenal creation that uses solar power to clean batches of dirty seawater. This remarkable innovation could have a tremendous impact across the board for the eco movement and the many attempts to clean oil spills.