DesignerHakan Gursu
Prize3rd Place in Design For Society / Eco-Sustainable Design
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Entry Description

Parabosol is a portable solar powered water treatment system for use in remote areas. The system purifies water by using parabolic mirror thatboils water at a temperature up to 400 Celcius degrees. Additional filtration is done by sand filter and by carbon filter. First sand filter catches the sand particles and then the carbon filter is used to remove odor dissolved gases from water. Between the two filtrations, the sand filtered water collected in water container within a focused parabolic mirror where purification is made. Steam coming from the tank behind parabolic mirror condensate in bronze spine placed above carbon filter. The system consists of one contaminated water container, one purification container and two clean water container. Parabosol can clean up to 170 liters of water in a single use. Project is developed to equalize the access to drinking water, which is a basic human right.

About Designer

HAKAN GURSU was born on 1959 in Istanbul. He graduated from Middle East Technical University as first rank student in 1987. He took his master’s degree from Department of Architecture in 1988. Gursu, continued his project studies at Japan in 1991 and completed his Ph.D studies in 1996. He worked as consultant on interior architecture and city planning in Moscow and Tokyo. He contributed in the design of registered product design in the context of university and industry collaboration. Still he is going on his duites as an instructor in the Department of Industrial Design in METU and Designnobis.