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Such applications (small emergency solar-powered-water-distilling-stuff now) have been around for some decades - mainly for the military...
Just read through steven callahans story "adrift: 76 days lost at sea" - he had two of such water makers with him in the raft...
Sadly, they have been forgotten or just neglected because no one realy needs them apart from the military probably...
I know that we've been issued some small hand powered reverse osmosis type water makers when i did my tour of duty in tajikistan... Awfully exhausting to operate and the water just trickled out of the nozzle...
Nevertheless, there are some applications and projects out there:
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