Aqua Sciences, Inc., a Florida company, has developed proprietary technology to literally extract water from air. A product of Darpa-sponsored research, the company’s mobile water extraction labs are being deployed in Iraq and other places with scarce water availability. According to the Wall Street Journal, which just awarded the company with a Silver Medal in its annual Technology Innovation Awards, the “technology uses a blend of salts to collect water, then employs the combination of heat, chemistry and mechanics to extract the water from the salts.”
From the Aqua Sciences website:
Aqua Sciences™ atmospheric water extraction machines can be furnished and installed in disaster sites, urban, rural and isolated communities to capture, purify and dispense water of superior quality on demand.
Current machines can provide between 350-1,200 gallons of water per day with a target price of approximately $0.25 per gallon dependent upon actual conditions and costs.
Machines may be powered by electricity or a self-contained diesel generator and are environmentally friendly due to lower energy requirements and no harmful or toxic by-products.
To learn more about the system, check out the video below, or read this article from Wired.
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