Who invented the first water turbine?

Answer Lester Allen Pelton successfully demonstrated the Pelton Water Wheel in 1879 at the University of California. His first patent was granted in 1880, and by 1910 the water turbine design was being us... Read More »

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Who invented the first wind turbine?

Charles F. Bush built the first wind-powered turbine in 1887. While there had been windmills built long before Bush's invention, his wind-powered turbine is credited as the first wind-powered elec... Read More »

Who invented the first water clock?

The first water clocks were invented by the ancient Egyptians. Based on a water clock found in the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Amenhotep I, who was buried around 1500 B.C., it is presumed that wa... Read More »

Who invented the first water purifier?

The process of water purification was described in writings in ancient Greek and Sanskrit as early as 2000 B.C.E. Methods utilized by these peoples include sand and gravel filtration, straining an... Read More »

Who invented the first water closet?

The first water closet was invented in 1596 by English inventor Sir John Harington. It was invented for English monarch Queen Elizabeth I and predates the next version of the water closet by 200 ye... Read More »