Abstract from my article published February 11, 2014 on Water Online:
Quantifying the water-from-air resource enables targeting selected cities where installing strategically located stand-alone processors of atmospheric water vapor will have the quickest, most beneficial impact for people facing water scarcities.
According to WaterMaker India, the water-from-air project in Jalimudi has provided drinking water to 600 people for four years (since 2009) in an equatorial, winter dry climate region about 60 m above sea level. This is an important success story for water-from-air technology. The Jalimudi project provides a model for replication in other locations with water scarcity.
More information about the water-from-air resource in India may be found at:
The water-from-air industry is indeed maturing when public tenders are published for Atmospheric Water Generators (AWGs)! The Executive Engineer of Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan, Dehradun, Uttarakhand invited tenders for the supply of single phase or three phase AWGs of 300 to 1000 litres per day capacities. The Water-from-Air Resource Annual Index for Dehradun is 0.88 making it a good site for water-from-air system operation. Dehradun is at an elevation of 554 metres and is situated about 200 km NNE of Delhi.
MARG Properties is making available water-from-air systems to residents of its Savithanjali development. Located in the environs of Chennai, the site is a premium gated community of 678 high rise apartments in 16-floor buildings. This is an indication of the increasing acceptance of water-from-air technology in circumstances where it makes economic sense. As mentioned in an earlier blog post, Chennai has a Water-from-Air Annual Index of 1.37 which makes it an excellent location for year-round use of the technology.
Water-from-air machines are soon going to provide drinking water for thousands of students in Chennai--according to an August 13 article in The Times of India. Chennai has a Water-from-Air Annual Index of 1.37 which indicates an excellent location for year-round use of the technology. Atmoswater Research has Water-from-Air Resource Charts available for Chennai and five other cities in India.
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.