“Water-Gen” machine draws 3,100 liters drinking water from the air ($0.02/l)
More than a billion people have no access to clean drinking water. Israeli engineers have developed Water-Gen machine that extract 3,100 liters of drinking water from the air every day.
Morning fill the coffee machine at the sink, evening after brushing your teeth rinse your mouth at the sink. This is a matter of course for people in Germany. Worldwide, it looks different. About one billion people have no access to clean drinking water, according to the UN estimates, nearly 3.5 million people die each year from the effects of contaminated water. The Israeli company water gene with a drinking water machine wants to help them.
The machine by Water-Gen looks like a large air conditioning. A lamella mesh through which the system sucks in ambient air is located at the top. Inside, a cooling system that the air humidity condenses ensures. “Then the water flows through a filtration system, which removes any chemical and microbiological contaminants,” says water gene CEO Arye Kohavi of CNN. “The purified water is then stored in an internal water tank.”
One liter drinking water costs only 2 cents
Applies water gene: ever wetter and hotter the environment the greater the yield of water. The ideal machine for use in Latin America, Southeast Asia or India. There is to take water out of the air every day up to 3,100 liters. She needs only a power connection and per liter 350 WH.
In India, for example, it should be possible to produce, equivalent to 2 cents a liter of water for 1.5 Indian rupees. For comparison, a bottle of drinking water costs 15 rupees (20 cents).
Tests in Shanghai, Mumbai and Mexico City
Currently water gene conducting test runs, including in Shanghai, Mumbai and Mexico City. The Israeli company wants to bring the machine at the end of the year on the market.
Another way is to reach clean drinking water, the drinkable book a book with pages that work thanks to silver nano-particles as water filter. A page is enough for cleaning 100 liters of contaminated water. Engineers of the Karlsruhe Institute of technology (KIT) have, however, developed a solar-powered, mobile filter system.