Is water-from-air regarded as a valuable water resource in the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) industry? The answer is, "yes", as shown by the article, AHU Condensate Collection Economics: A Study of 47 U.S. Cities, published in the ASHRAE Journal, vol. 54, no. 5, May 2012. AHU is the acronym for the Air Handling Unit in an HVAC system. The authors list of U.S. cities where they recommended condensate collection included: Athens, GA; Charlotte, NC; Dallas, TX; Honolulu, HI;; Knoxville, TN; Memphis, TN; Miami, FL; New Orleans; New York, NY; Oklahoma City, OK; Orlando, FL; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; St Louis, MO; Topeka, KS; and Washington, DC. It is notable that most of these cities, with the exception of Honolulu and San Diego are in the eastern half of the USA.
I have been researching and developing drinking-water-from-air technologies since 1984. As a physical geographer, I strive to contribute an accurate, scientific point-of-view to the field.