- A South African entrepreneur uses pioneering technology to make water from air.
- It is called ‘Air Water’ and harvests the water from humidity.
- This entrepreneur is making 1500 liters of water a day from Cape Town's air!
Young entrepreneur and pioneer, Brendan Williamson, started a company that makes bottled water from air.
This pioneering technology, ‘Air Water’, can be used in homes, offices and anywhere else that people need pure drinking water. The technology takes humidity from the air and turns it into pure drinking water.
Brendan makes 1500 liters of water a day by simply harvesting the water from humidity. With Cape Town’s most detrimental drought in 100 years, the founding of this technology could not have come at a better time.
He uses an instrument called The African Rainmaker, South African built atmospheric water generator. He uses this instrument to pull the water from the air and can generate the equivalent of around 3000 bottles of 500ml water.
“A machine that makes water from thin air is the only immediate solution for the water crisis facing the world – whether it is home, your office, your clinic, your school, your community, you could be drinking 100% pure water and saving the water that you don’t use each and every day”
With hard facts about water consumption doubling every 20 years, technologies like this have become a great need. There is a sad statistic which states that there are over 1 billion people with limited access to water already.
The smaller home units can make up to 33 liters of perfectly pure water per day while the bigger units can bottle over 1500 liters every single day.
Bottled water is becoming less favorable due to the increasing contamination of plastic. Climate change is also having a profound effect on the distribution of rainfall around the Earth, as we have seen on home soil in Cape Town.
“Crippling drought is affecting places like it hasn’t done in over a century, just look at the Western Cape in South Africa.The facts are pretty simple: 2016 dam levels were 20% below that of 2015 and 2017 dam levels are 20% lower than 2016 – it’s as simple as that – we are running out of water and might very well run out completely.”
In these struggling times, the Airwater team is able to provide an immediate solution, whereas minimizing consumption is just a means of prolonging the inevitable.
Brendan explains that the hydrological cycle that takes care of water in the atmosphere and ensures that it does not harm our climate.
“The water used is constantly evaporating back into the air making the process 100% sustainable and environmentally friendly. There are 100 million billion liters of water in the atmosphere at any given time and it all returns to the atmosphere once used.”
We should all be grateful for people like Brendan and take steps to really preserve our planet.
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