Schrodinger Technologie - Nigeria
The RienLight Version 2.0, developed by Schrödinger Technologie, is a ground-breaking innovation that tackles the pressing issue of the global water crisis by providing a scalable and sustainable solution to access safe drinking water. Inspired by the water crisis in Kano State, Nigeria, the motivation behind this innovation arose from witnessing the dire consequences of water scarcity on individuals and communities. The problem in Kano State was multifaceted, resulting from a combination of factors such as population growth, inadequate infrastructure, and climate change-induced droughts. These challenges led to a severe shortage of clean water, putting the health and well-being of the local population at risk. Traditional methods of water purification, like boiling, were not only time-consuming but also contributed to deforestation and increased carbon emissions, exacerbating the effects of climate change. Prior to the RienLight Version 2.0, there was a significant lack of innovative technologies addressing the water crisis in Kano State and beyond. Existing solutions were either costly, inaccessible, or unable to meet the scale and speed required to combat water scarcity effectively. By utilizing solar power as its primary energy source, this portable device reduces reliance on fossil fuels, mitigating climate change and contributing to a water-secure world. Additionally, its rapid purification process of converting contaminated water into safe drinking water in just 90 seconds has significantly improved efficiency and reduced energy-related carbon emissions compared to traditional methods.