VICI-Labs, together with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, have developed a wind turbine that could produce clean water from thin air 24/7. Tagged as WaterSeer, this is a revolutionary way to provide clean drinking water to far-flung areas that experience water poverty issues.
WaterSeer is a low-tech, cheap atmospheric water condenser that creates pure water from the air without any power or chemicals via condensation.
WaterSeer is planted six feet into the ground, and its water chamber will be cooled by the surrounding soil. Meanwhile, as the wind flows, the turbine will spin which will, in turn, result to the spinning of the device's internal blades.The warmer air entering the chamber condenses, creating pure clean water that can be extracted through a hose and pump.
Besides being low-tech and affordable, the device also requires low maintenace as it uses a filter to keep foreign objects from falling into the device.
"The WaterSeer condensation chamber below ground is inserted in a sleeve so it is easily removable for inspection and cleaning. Field tests showed the water collected to be virtually free of particulates over a one week period, and cleaner than rain water in terms of pollutants and pathogens," WaterSeer wrote.
This new technology is an easier and cheaper solution to current practices available in the market, which requires diesel-powered compressors and evaporators that consume a high amount of energy.
WaterSeer could generate up to 11 gallons a day. The group is projected to test its new model in the next six months and shipping will start next year.
To learn more about this revolutionary device that aims to stop water poverty, check out the video below.
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