Wave-Powered Water Desalination Machine that Produces up to 49,000 Liters a Day Will be a ‘Game Changer’

Zack Love
3 min readNov 16, 2023

Oneka Technologies is making waves — literally — as it brings a new wave-powered desalination technology to the world in 2024.

Photo by Siim Lukka on Unsplash

Water.org reports that 1 out of 10 people in the world don’t have access to safe water, which equates to 771 million people.

This number disproportionately affects people in impoverished countries, where “nearly one million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases which could be reduced with access to safe water or sanitation.” (Source: Water.org)

Only 3% of the water on Earth is freshwater, but most of that 3% is inaccessible. -U.S. Geological Survey.

National Geographic reported that more than 99% of Earth’s water is “unusable by humans and many other living things.”

Wouldn’t it be a game changer if a company could change that…to where there was no longer water scarcity on Earth?

Oneka Technologies Wants to Eliminate Water Scarcity

Canadian company Oneka Technologies wants to change water scarcity in the world, by making the world’s oceans “a sustainable and affordable source of freshwater.”

Oneka Technologies, which was founded in 2015, has developed a technology for producing freshwater by using the natural wave energy in the ocean, and their method of water desalination “does not generate harmful waste,” which is typically a byproduct of modern water desalination practices.

The company has designed and developed buoyant machines that are anchored to the seafloor, and use a membrane system to filter the salt from the saltwater. The picture below shows their wave-powered desalination machine.

credit: Oneka Technologies

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