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The world’s first plastic water tank has been created by scientists from the University of Adelaide.
The University of South Australia and the Australian National University teamed up to develop a simple, lightweight and easy to use plastic tank.
The researchers are hoping the tank will be used for recycling as well as being used to help people with respiratory problems.
“We were hoping the plastic would be useful for the environment,” Dr Sam Loyd said.
“It could be recycled, but we want to make it safe for people to use.”
Plastic water tanks have been around for some time, but Dr Loyd hopes that the new design will help to save the planet.
“People use plastic in the oceans and in other places, but the water tanks are not the solution,” he said.
“[But] they’re certainly a useful tool that we have to use when we need to use them.”
Dr Loyd said that there were about 150 million plastic water bottles in the world and that only around 1,000 plastic water containers are used by people every year.
He said that while the idea of using a tank to reuse water may seem radical, it could be a boon to people with serious respiratory conditions.
“You could recycle the plastic by putting it in the bottle, or you could recycle it in a water tank, and that would have a different use,” he explained.
“A tank can be used to transport waste water, or to store things like urine or feces.
We can also reuse plastic in a container, or even just a container with a lid.”
Dr Lloyd said that the scientists were using the plastic tank in their study, which was published in the journal Science.
“This is a very exciting study in a very different way,” he told ABC News.
The research was funded by the Australian Science Foundation and was conducted by the University’s Department of Chemical Engineering.”
The main difference is that there is no need to store the plastic for long periods of time, which means we can use it immediately and save on storage costs.”
The research was funded by the Australian Science Foundation and was conducted by the University’s Department of Chemical Engineering.