Purified water derived from hydrogen fuel cells to be sold in India
In India, a petroleum firm is all geared up to serve purified water at the company’s gas stations. A green twist to this simple venture is that the water sold will actually be a byproduct of hydrogen fuel cells. Based in Mumbai, Bharat Petroleum has come up with this innovative plan to make ‘green’ purified water available to almost every corner of the country. It is estimated that for every 1,000 MW of energy, about 1 million metric tons of clean water will flow out. Now that’s some thirst-quenching information as studies state that about 1,600 Indians die every day as a result of water-borne diseases.
However many ecologists may not welcome this move as uber-green as bottled water industry has been accused of being non-eco-friendly to some extent. It is the use of petroleum for manufacturing pet bottles and the volume of water used in the process of bottling purified water that earns this industry some criticism.