PRODUCTION OF WATER FROM THE AIR
AWG – Atmospheric Water Generator
An atmospheric water generator (AWG), is a device that extracts water from humid ambient air. Water vapor in the air is condensed by 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. The two primary techniques in use are cooling and desiccants.
The extraction of atmospheric water may not be completely free of cost, because significant input of energy is required to drive some AWG processes, sometimes called “trading oil for water”. Certain traditional AWG methods are completely passive, relying on natural temperature differences, and requiring no external energy source. Research has also developed AWG technologies to produce useful yields of water at a reduced (but non-zero) energy cost. Our IntelliTrees™ will easily surpass this, setting a new industry standard and a new level of sustainable smart technology.
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USES AND BENEFITS – The AWG technology allows water to be produced at any location in the world. It is independent of stationary water resources. The economic benefit is enhanced by the fact that cold air generated in the condensation process can be used for air-conditioning buildings. Through the decentralized water production, diseases borne by contaminated water are unable to spread. The process has the advantage of having no negative impact on the environment. There is no need to transport and store water at great expense as the water is produced when and where it is needed. We are going to utilize existing AWG technology and modify it to fit and work with our IntelliTrees™ more efficiently and effectively. Acoustic Refrigeration, along with other proprietary methods to be used, will enhance AWG technology substantially.
Projected IntelliTrees™ Water Production:
Amount of water produced from the air depends on local humidity levels. In average conditions (48-78% relative humidity), each full-size IntelliTrees™ can produce up to 100 gallons, or more, of water per 24 hour period. In less optimum conditions, (25-48% relative humidity) around 15-45 gpd. Food production is not based on those amounts of water production, as all of our IntelliTrees™ packaged systems will include a complete AquaPhonics© system that uses up to 90% less water, or AeroFarms which uses up to 95% less water than field farming. This will dramatically increase food production yield capabilities, as well as sustainability factors. Estimated yield of fresh water fish, mussels, clams, shrimp and various organic plant/foods that can be grown, can supply an estimated 2-3 families of four, per IntelliTree™. Once the IntelliTrees™ technology is fully optimized, more families can easily be accommodated for. Atmospheric condensation technologies are not new, but we will take it to another level of efficiency and effectiveness.
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