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Some Innovative Atmospheric Water Generators

Source’s hydropanel in a rooftop application.

Atmospheric water generation (AWG) uses technology to produce potable water from the surrounding air. Drinking water supplies around the world are endangered as populations increase, groundwater is depleted and surface supplies shrink. Oceans could be tapped, but desalination is energy intensive and costly. There are, however, approximately 3,100 cubic miles of water vapor in the atmosphere, a nearly unlimited resource continuously replenished by the planet’s hydrologic cycle, so taking water from the air will not harm the environment. Atmospheric water generators (AWG) are now being developed to squeeze water from the air. Continue reading