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Water from Air Powered by Wind - A Device Sitting on Earth Able to Put Out a Fire

April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 209

Back in 2004 some folks at our think tank were marveling over an interesting innovation happening in India. They were producing water out of thin air, nothing too brilliant, the principles of physics are well known - condensation, evaporation, hydrogen-oxygen H20, etc. Nevertheless, combining several technologies together it seems a new eco-innovation has come to fruition - using wind power to harvest water from the air. Okay so, let's discuss this shall we?

Just as we had discussed previously in our think tank, it is quite possible to use the low pressure, high pressure differentials from the prevailing wind to cause condensation to harvest water. But in this gentleman's device, they use wind power to power up condensers and the resultant is quite a bit of fresh water daily from a relatively small device. Completely self-enclosed and powered by the natural relative wind flows.

Gizmag had this cool little innovation listed on its website recently in an article titled; "Wind turbine to harvest energy and water from desert air," by Randolph Jonsson, posted on April 18, 2012. It's a rather brilliant concept. The article stated;

"French inventor and Eolewater uses air conditioners condensate to harvest atmospheric moisture on a commercial scale using wind turbines. After years of designs and prototypes, his proof-of-concept device, essentially a wind-powered refrigeration/condensation/filtration unit, was put in operation in the dry desert air of Abu Dhabi since October of 2011 where it's been reliably extracting 130-200 gal (approx. 500-800L) of clean, fresh water a day ever since."

Perhaps, it is time to take this concept to a higher level, using giant wind turbines and scale up, and why not, the concept works, it's been working, and the rest would be history as they say. Bringing fresh water to places around the globe, drought ridden areas, remote locations, and areas in the middle of the desert - this would make much of the unused land mass instantly viable, inhabitable, and ready for sustainable agriculture as well.

It is amazing sometimes who clever these humans are, and this is one great new invention and innovation just made to order for a thirsty world. Such a miniature rain-making machine can provide new hope, health, and happy humans with all they need. Now it's just a matter of simplicity to overcome the harsh hot desert environments, and lowering the cost so everyone can afford such a unit. Small villages might have a single or perhaps a couple large turbines. It's perfect for isolated regions with the right scale-ability and efficiency of manufacturing to keep the price within reason. Think on it.

Lance Winslow has launched a new provocative series of eBooks on Innovation in America. Lance Winslow is a retired Founder of a Nationwide Franchise Chain, and now runs the Online Think Tank;

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