Joao Diego Schimansky, a student at Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana in Brazil, is one of eight finalists in the Electrolux Design Lab 2007 annual global competition. Schimansky designed a concept called “Fog Shower“, a showerhead that consumes much less water than conventional showerheads. Conventional shower heads consume 26 liters of water for a five minute shower. By creating a fog of microscopic water droplets, the Fog Shower consumes only 2 liters of water for a 5 minute shower.
Schimansky believes that his eco-design manages to provide comfort and convenience while reducing negative impact on the environment. He points out that the Fog Shower is different than existing devices, which have to compensate for the inconvenience of the reduced water flow by increasing the water flow’s aeration.
The Fog Shower can utilize renewable energy sources, such as solar or wind power. In addition, the device saves energy simply because less water needs to be heated.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.