Atmospheric Tower - Potable Water Generator - Patented & Seeking Developers

An atmospheric water generator (AWG) is a device that extracts water directly from the air.

Water vapor in the air can be extracted by condensation - cooling the air below its dew point, exposing the air to desiccants, or pressurizing the air. Unlike a dehumidifier, an AWG is designed to render the water potable. AWGs are useful where pure drinking water is difficult or impossible to obtain, because there is almost always a small amount of water in the air that can be extracted. (source)

The SYSTEM OF ATMOSPHERIC HUMIDITY CONDENSATION, registered under Patent number INPI 200100101562, was conceived with the humanitarian aim to provide drinking water to communities that need it, and it is available to any public or private entity willing to develop it.

Contact: Diseñador Industrial Juan C. Ficarra

Email: estudiod.juanficarra@gmail.com

Cell: 54 9 351 2791028 Argentina.

​The Design

We have managed to conceive a simple system that allows it's installation in any geographical region, in any climatic condition, or any kind of topography, it demands neither conventional nor alternative energies to work. It doesn't require expensive containers and it's life span goes over 7 decades. This system of can produce potable water. How much water depends on the environmental conditions where it is installed.

 

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The wind that blows over the head of the tower generates a void inside the system which causes the suction of air at natural ground level, but it is usually loaded with humidity. This mass of wet warm air enters through the suction nozzles located at considerable distance from the condensation nucleus. The air that enters is re-redirected through well-dimensioned pipes located underground, which will gradually cool it off before reaching the condensation nucleus.

 

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During this process, the pipes drastically reduce in size which increases the speed of the mass of air so that when it enters the condensation chamber, the air expands instantly, cooling it off even more, thus loosening it's ability to hold the humidity particles. This physical transformation that reaches dew point in an artificial way generates a natural precipitation inside the chamber. On the other hand, procedural moisture is condensed in the walls of the crystal nucleus.

 

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Let us consider an example. Let's suppose that the breeze blows at 15 km/h. This would produce 257 Litres an hour. See below video for more details...

 

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VIDEO: Atmospheric Tower - Potable Water Generator (source)