NewsWorks reports that researchers at Temple University’s Water and Environmental Technology Center have created a water purification system that uses sound. Cleaning waste water is usually complicated and expensive, but this new ultrasound method may be an ideal solution.
Head researcher Rominder Suri explains the sound vibration process:
“You’re literally creating conditions similar to the surface of the sun. So whatever contaminants are there, they get zapped, or broken down.”
This technology was originally developed for use in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, but it may have zombie survival applications as well.
Imagine being able to purify a large body of water by introducing a handheld device that creates sonic vibrations–forget about doing it one bottle at a time. This new technique would quickly create additional sources of clean drinking water, allowing you to worry about more pressing issues such as the zombie menace lumbering across your lawn.
Though you shouldn’t expect to see this technology introduced to the consumer market anytime soon, its development is another indication that our chances of surviving the coming zombie plague might be improving slightly. Let’s just hope the dead don’t rise too soon!