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2011-02-17 13:40:49

A Japanese company has produced a bicycle that can also be used to purify water at disaster zones or remote villages. "If you can bike to a river, pond, pool or other sources of water, all you need is your leg power to produce clean drinking water," Yuichi Katsuura, president of Nippon Basic Co. said on Thursday as he introduced the system. Cycloclean needs manpower to turn a bike chain driving motor to pump water through a series of filters, unlike other systems requiring gasoline or...


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