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Old 02-22-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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"new" technology extracts water from the air!

Several years ago there were "crazies" that were inplying that people in the world were dying of thirst for nothing. They tried to promote the insane consept that there was a machine that could draw water strait from the air. A company named Skywell wanted to provide these machines at cost to people who were dying of thirst and to farmers from "third world" countries who's crops were being ravaged by drought.
Their website was continually shut down and the whole idea was called a hoax. The Skynet people maintained that there was a conspiracy and that there were those who had much to lose if the supposed food shortage in the world brought on by drought were eliminated.

Now a segment on Discovery Channel highlighted a new company that developed a machine that can produce upto 2500 litres per day from the air. All that is required for optimal water extraction is a location that is warm with a relative humidity level of 60%. They will soon be coming out with a model that can produce 5000 litres of water per day.

The technology is simple. Anyone with a little bit of high school physics could have designed it. Warm air is run over metal coils with a refrigerant in them. Moisture from the warm air condenses and it is collected and filtered. How this managed to have been undiscovered until now is very odd.

Here is a link - http://www.wataireindustries.com

As many of us have been saying for years - there is absolutely no reason for anyone to die of hunger or thirst. Finally the proof is undeniable and out in the open.
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Several years ago there were "crazies" that were inplying that people in the world were dying of thirst for nothing. They tried to promote the insane consept that there was a machine that could draw water strait from the air. A company named Skywell wanted to provide these machines at cost to people who were dying of thirst and to farmers from "third world" countries who's crops were being ravaged by drought.
Their website was continually shut down and the whole idea was called a hoax. The Skynet people maintained that there was a conspiracy and that there were those who had much to lose if the supposed food shortage in the world brought on by drought were eliminated.

Now a segment on Discovery Channel highlighted a new company that developed a machine that can produce upto 2500 litres per day from the air. All that is required for optimal water extraction is a location that is warm with a relative humidity level of 60%. They will soon be coming out with a model that can produce 5000 litres of water per day.

The technology is simple. Anyone with a little bit of high school physics could have designed it. Warm air is run over metal coils with a refrigerant in them. Moisture from the warm air condenses and it is collected and filtered. How this managed to have been undiscovered until now is very odd.

Here is a link - http://www.wataireindustries.com

As many of us have been saying for years - there is absolutely no reason for anyone to die of hunger or thirst. Finally the proof is undeniable and out in the open.
This sounds like a giant dehumidifier to me. The concpet is and excellent one however it may not be practical event if the company want to provide the machines at cost to countries without water. First the machine would reuire some type of power generation and this may not be achievable. Second, I would imagine that the more moisture (humidity) in the air the more water you would get. Deserts have dry air therefore less water could be collected. Wells would be a better alternative likley and would likely have a better chance of sustainability. Machines break and require maintainance which might not be a practical in some areas. Finally I would think that the there would be equal potential for contamination as what ever water would be pulled from the air would also include any air pollution that exists. I know that many might argue that there is less pollution in areas that would need the water the best but I would argue diffrently. Many of these areas are wrought with industrialization (ie mining) that pollutes the air. I think that well projects are the way to go. Less technology and maintenance requires
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"This sounds like a giant dehumidifier to me. The concpet is and excellent one however it may not be practical event if the company want to provide the machines at cost to countries without water. First the machine would reuire some type of power generation and this may not be achievable. Second, I would imagine that the more moisture (humidity) in the air the more water you would get. Deserts have dry air therefore less water could be collected. Wells would be a better alternative likley and would likely have a better chance of sustainability. Machines break and require maintainance which might not be a practical in some areas. Finally I would think that the there would be equal potential for contamination as what ever water would be pulled from the air would also include any air pollution that exists. I know that many might argue that there is less pollution in areas that would need the water the best but I would argue diffrently. Many of these areas are wrought with industrialization (ie mining) that pollutes the air. I think that well projects are the way to go. Less technology and maintenance requires" - Crazydazy



Those are good points you made. However according to the Discovery Channel segment those potential problems have been dealt with. The purification process is very thorough. In regard of access to a power source in underdeveloped countries they will be building units that get the power required from wind turbines. And regarding areas with low humidity - the units can be put underground a story or two underground or in a low lying area. Have you ever seen how water can be collected in a desert with a piece of plastic and a pebble. (You dig a hole in the sand, put a container in the middle of the hole, cover the hole with a piece of clear plastic, and put a pebble on top of the plastic. When the sun shines on it, moisture condenses on the plastic, runs down the low point made by the pebble and drips into the container. It is a small amount of water but it does prove that moisture is present even in desert sand.)

Also consider that there are downsides to simply digging a well. Rain water passes through the polluted air and seeps through possibly contaminated soil before it becomes ground water. Also wells in drought prone areas often dry up. Then there is the expense of digging the well. Which would surely be more than the expense of one or two of the large units.

At this point though, there is the question of how affordable this company will make it for poor countries. The company that wanted to provide it at cost was Skywell. This is a different company and may not be as eager to quench the thirst of the world without profit. Hopefully subsidies will be provided for those in desperate need.
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