The Max Water uses the power of incoming wind to cool the air and then collects the water that condenses. In theory, a small 4 meter square (43.1 sq. ft.) unit could provide an average of 6,300 liters (1,664 gallons) per day. And the inventor hopes that larger units could be used for irrigation purposes in places where rainfall is insufficient.
"At 30 degrees C with relative humidity of 60% air contains approximately 18 grams per cubic meter of water. If the air can be cooled to 5 degrees C, at which temperature the air can only contain approximately 8 grams per cubic meter, about 10 grams of water will condense out of the air as fog or droplets."
Even in arid regions, there is moisture in the air. Using wind turbines
to provide the power for the system seems an elegant approach to providing
the power needed to run the refrigeration systems to make this work.
There is some
question as to whether or not this system will realistically be able to
extract as much water from the air as its inventor claims. If the
implementation bears out the theory, this could be a benefit for dry
regions across the globe.
written by disdaniel, August 24, 2007
written by Johannes Tuxworth, March 04, 2009
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