Atmospheric water generator could make offgrid systems viable or unlivable places inhabitable.
Editor’s Note: Scalable atmospheric water generators are a great solutions application for alternative lifestyles. They exist here and now (but could probably be tweaked), and are already on the market for individual families, but are also sold scalable to the industrial or community application. Could this help provide abundance to corners of the world struggling for the basics of survival? What would happen if the needs of the poor were provided, or if private citizens concerned about the quality of municipal water supplies started their own system?
Whatever the motivation or scale of the project, we don’t have to be subjected to a captive market system profiting off of artificial scarcity, mass medication and/or skyrocketing rates – at least an alternative is possible where it might be desirable.
Water-producing billboard designed to inspire
February 26, 2013
The University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima, Peru has partnered with advertising agency MAYO-DRAFT FCB to create an advertising billboard that grabs moisture from the desert air and converts it into filtered drinking water.
An advertising billboard erected along the Pan-American Highway is also home to some hidden harvesting, conversion and purification mechanisms (including an air filter, condenser, carbon filter and cold tank). The electric system takes moisture from the humid air by means of reverse osmosis and delivers purified drinking water through small ducts at the foot of the billboard, and down to a tap at the base of the structure.