Making water out of thin air – it sounds like magic, but it’s just great tech

This is mind-blowing, transformative stuff. It is revolutionary and could change the world, and it’s not every day you can make a statement like that about an innovation.

Already winning a slew of awards, Watergen, which uses patented technology from Israel and manufactured in the US, literally draws water out of thin air.  

And this is how the magic inside the machine works: The atmospheric water generator takes in ambient air through a filter, and cools at its dew point, extracting water through condensation. The water is then purified, mineralised, and is ready and safe to drink.

But how much water can it produce? It depends on the size of the generator, of which there are a few to choose from depending on your needs:

A small home and office water generator, the GENNY, generates 25 to 30 litres per day. 

The medium scale generator, GEN-350 can produce an average of 600 litres of clean drinking water per day.

A large-scale unit can extract up to 5000 litres per day. It is designed to provide water to approximately 2500 people per day.

While we in the West have access to fresh drinking water, the same cannot be said for many countries in the developing world and a lack of fresh drinking water is a crisis faced daily by many.

According to website Benzinga, Watergen's  innovative technology taps into the air around us as the solution, which is an unlimited resource for fresh water. The products are completely independent, requiring no infrastructure except electricity which is supplied from a generator and charging stations on the generator itself, and thereby making it usable by anyone. It also eliminates the need for a plastic drinking bottles.

The website also revealed that Watergen is currently providing its life saving innovative drinking water solution to the US, Mexico, India, Vietnam, Brazil, South Africa, Russia and China.

During the 2017 and 2018  hurricanes in Texas and Florida, Watergen worked with the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agencies (FEMA) to deliver clean drinking water to the communities where much of the supply of potable water was contaminated. The unit is also helping out with in the fight against the California bushfires.

Currently, Watergen has won a CES 2019 Best of Innovation Award and is also being listed as one of the Technology Pioneers in 2018 by World Economic Forum.

"As the world's water crisis worsens due to a lack of clean drinking water, Watergen stands ready with its revolutionary technology to provide safe clean drinking water to the world,” President of Watergen USA Yehuda Kaploun told Benzinga.

 

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