[NOMADE DES MERS] Desalinizer and desert fridge (Zeer pot) in Morocco
Publication date: March 23, 2016
Authors: Corentin De Chatelperron, Guénolé Conrad, Pierre-Alain Lévêque
Location: Agadir, Morocco
Nomade des Mers, the departure #
The Nomade des Mers set sail after the installation of several low-tech equipment on board, a visit to the vet for the chickens and good conditions for the departure from Concarneau. The crew is ready. Direction Agadir !
The solar desalinator #
During the trip, the plants are a bit hot but the chickens are still in great shape : 4 eggs this morning !
The brains are warming up ! Today we met our local entrepreneur, Medhi Berrada, Founder of Alto-Solutions with whom we will work on a prototype of low-tech watermaker. For that, we are welcomed in the big workshop of the University Universiapolis in Agadir. Let’s go to tinker !
Yesterday we received a visit from Hassan who has a green business project of marketing green coal in Morocco (BioChar Morocco). This charcoal is made from non-compostable organic agricultural waste to limit deforestation. We will study this technique in detail in Senegal. We wish him the best success !
We continue the tests of evaporation in Agadir. Pierre Alain and Youness are completing a prototype.
Low-tech at the University #
The Nomades des Mers expedition is organizing, in partnership with the University Ibn Zohr, a conference today, March 29 at 5pm in the premises of the university annex, located in Dakhla.
Nomade des Mers is a 3-year expedition around the world to meet low-tech innovators (efficient, cheap and replicable technologies) from around the world and test these inventions on board the boat : Rocket Stove, Hydroponics, Insect Culture, Solar Watermaker … So many systems embarked on the boat in order to experiment autonomy at sea.
During the conference, a general presentation of the project will be made, with a focus on the expedition (the journey, the stopovers, life on board), a focus on the low-tech developed and a presentation of the solar watermaker invented by Mehdi Berrada and which can produce 5 to 10 liters of drinking water per day.