With water scarcity increasing and and quality decreasing the global demand for clean drinking water is expected to exceed supply by 40% in just eight years, innovative solutions are imperative. One of these exists in atmospheric water generation (AWG).
How does Atmospheric Water generation Work?
Atmospheric Water Generation is an infrastructure-free, renewable drinking water solution that extracts pure water vapor from the air around you through a condensation process. This eliminates the need for ground water, bottled water or town water thats pumped through KM’s of old piping, thus alleviating the risk of contamination, plastic waste and bad tasting dirty water. Sydney-based company Aquaria Water captures humidity in the air which then converts to clean water inside their generators by cooling and desorbing the air, becoming pure water at the point of interaction. With various sizes available, Aquaria’s 20L unit can produce 5-20 litres of water per day, operating under temperatures of between 15 – 45 degrees Celsius and humidity of between 30 – 100%.
The importance of clean water
Clean and tasty water is scarce. Public drinking water contains up to 90 known contaminants and our daily water supply is experiencing increased risk of contamination from viruses, aging infrastructure, pollution, microplastics and the over-mineralisation of pumping ground or river water. Climate change for example has made natural disasters such as fires, droughts and cyclones more frequent, which are causing pipe erosion, cracks and again, contamination.
As atmospheric water generators create water from air, no heavy metals, micro plastics or pesticide traces exist in the end product. This has urged scientists and consumers to shift their view of AWG technology from an emergency solution to one that can solve longer-term supply issues and replace bottled and filtered water.
In Aquaria’s water generators, extra measures ensure protection from other potential irritants. Activated carbon is used to absorb organic compounds while a multi-layered filtration system prevents microparticles and dust from entering the appliance. As a result, Aquaria’s fresh water is free from contaminants or bacteria from when it’s produced to when it’s poured. There is more clean water in the air than anywhere in the world and AWG taps into this resource.
Know what you are drinking!
Atmospheric Water Generation produces safe, clean drinking water that tastes great. It’s entirely off grid and can operate anywhere for anyone. It’s cost effective, producing water without land or infrastructure and alleviating the need for bottles. And with Aquaria’s various sized units, producing up to 1000L+ per day, AWG is an obvious and critical solution for drought-affected towns and regions, for businesses, schools, islands and homes anywhere.
Not only does the technology have the potential to drastically change the way in which water is delivered even to the most remote and affected communities, but it also supports the elimination of environmentally harmful plastic waste in water bottles and reduces the need for fossil fuel powered bulk water delivery services. Available online, Aquaria’s generators require no plumbing or installation, and a digital interface makes them easy to use and can even choose from hot, cold or ambient water.
This sustainable technology will produce clean and safe drinking water for families and communities well into the future.