View Full Version : Atmospheric Water Generation

05-18-2013, 10:21 AM
I'm doing some research on a new project in the field of Atmospheric Water Generation (making potable water from the humidity in the air). I'm currently looking for some excellent problem-solving engineers who could help me with the technical side of the project. It's kind of a long shot, but do any of you guys have any referrals? If so, please PM me.

05-18-2013, 10:34 AM
The easiest way of course is the refrigeration units that condense the moisture out of the air like they use in the sandbox. There are afew more esoteric (ponds) methods from long ago that claim real results but they seem as much like magic to me than science.

Solar stills, dynamic turbine compression and expansion, it all depends on your AO and what percentage of moisture is in the air. It takes a lot of power but power can also be harvested from the environment.

The technology is mature and exist so just what are you thinking about.

05-18-2013, 10:58 AM
I have a different angle/application that nobody to my knowledge has done yet. Sorry I can't say much more than that right now on the forum.

05-18-2013, 12:17 PM
I’m not prying but the ways that I know of to extract moisture from the air are all dehumidifier technology. Mostly it’s thermal cooling but there are a few chemical, salts, silica gels, etc. that can extract moisture and induced to give it up by heating at which time it goes through a condensation cycle. The amount of energy required varies greatly.

I can think of a few compounds that that are hydrophilic, usually hydrogen bonding and it might even be possible to split the compounds back to their original state (separate the moisture) via electrical charge. Best of luck brother. Just remember create a working model before you bet the farm.

05-18-2013, 01:33 PM