Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Weird Wednesday ~ Water from Thin Air

The above pictured billboard is located in Lima, Peru and produces about 26 gallons - 100 liters - of water a day from nothing more than humidity, a basic filtration system and gravity. The billboard produced 9,50 liters - 2,500 gallons - in just three months. 
The billboard uses an inverse osmosis filtration system. There are five devices responsible for generating up to 20 liters of water. The water is then transported through small ducts to a central holding tank at the billboard's base where a water faucet is located.

But the billboard is not self-sufficient. It requires electricity to power the five devices in the osmosis system. Would solar collectors possibly resolve this?
And can you imagine what these could do to help out (humid) areas of the world that are in desperate need of potable water?
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Dede said...

This would be awesome to have run by solar. Where there is humidity, there is sun. A billboard that could solve countries water issues. Totally Awesome!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

That's amazing! And yes, solar power would be a natural team player here.

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Simply amazing! Clever invention, more billboards should do this.