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Shower that recycles water

A British student having invented a shower that recycles waste water before giving it right back at the desired temperature.

india Updated: Sep 08, 2005 19:20 IST

Ever run out of water under your shower while you're still soapy?

Well for those who have had this not so pleasant experience there is help at hand, with a British student having invented a shower that recycles waste water before giving it right back at the desired temperature.

The device has been created by Peter Brewin, a design student at the UK's Royal College of Art, and has just won the British Standards Institution 2005 Environmental Design Award.

It works on the same principles as a vacuum cleaner, uses filters and hydro cyclones, installed behind the shower unit, to clean the recycled water and reheat it to the desired temperature.

Some of the interesting functions it has include a pause button designed to stop the water flow until it hits the right temperature, a water meter showing water usage per shower and a chlorine filter.

According to the inventor, the aim behind the project was to balance the needs of the consumer and the environment to ensure its commercial success.

"Designing something which is good for the environment but which has no commercial value did not make sense, because it will never get to market," BBC quoted him, as saying.

First Published: Sep 08, 2005 19:20 IST