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Green tech pumps water from air

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By Glenn CHAPMAN

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The idea is for the influential telecom, chip and energy company to encourage others in the industry to join its mission to be carbon neutral, according to Ah Cho at the SK booth.

Bless you!

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"Green water pump"!

Lets see the specs for the small WC 100, at the low low price of 20000 USD.

6000W

low noise

375L per day at 26C and 60% relative humidity (which has about 15 gram water per 1000L so needs to filter 25,000,000L of air per day)

I guess this thing is a Peltier cooler with some hug low RPM fans. Or maybe it is an actual heatpump so it will have a better cooling performance but noisier, but the product video does imply a Peltier device. The tech works, but the amount of energy needed makes it far from green, even when one can sped the extra thousands of USD needed for a large amount of PV and the batteries needed to store enough to keep this working near 24/7.

Just think about how much water you can get transported in bulk for just the operating costs. This product should be the last resort for if there is absolutely no other solution.

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Complete snake oil.

This has been done before, big "invention" followed by large investments, followed by disappearance of company.

The people behind this have no shame, calling this "green" is utterly irresponsible.

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Atmospheric water generators are not new. In fact dehumidifiers are the first stage, with the follow up being to filter the water and make it safe to drink. The cheapest way to do that is to use a few dehumidifiers and channel all the water into storage, and then pump it through filters

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_water_generator

AWG's are expensive but dehumidifiers are cheap. A separate filtration system to make it safe to drink can be connected and doing that yourself would reduce the cost of an AWG considerably.

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Atmospheric water generators are not new. In fact dehumidifiers are the first stage, with the follow up being to filter the water and make it safe to drink.

Yep. You nailed it. Water from air, using a lot of electricity.

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You nailed it. Water from air, using a lot of electricity.

Some of the new small and portable units can be run from 1 or 2 solar panels.

Airiver Worlds Smallest 10L Family Atmospheric Water Generator, power consumption 250 watts.

https://www.amazon.com/Airiver-Smallest-Portable-Mini-Atmospheric-Generator/dp/B0C5458LMW

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