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Energy Options => Wind Power => Topic started by: hideousmonster on August 07, 2009, 05:38:52 PM

Title: Outdoor dehumidifing wind turbine extracts pure drinking water from the air.
Post by: hideousmonster on August 07, 2009, 05:38:52 PM
http://gmy.news.yahoo.com/vid/14935095/ (http://gmy.news.yahoo.com/vid/14935095/)
The Water Wind Turbine sucks in air to make electricity used to cool the air to produce water. A 15 meter wind turbine can be installed in an hour. They currently cost 9,000-25,000 euros per device. Inventor Mark Parent says our 2nd largest water reserve is in the air. The Water Windmill produces 800 liters of water per day.

It's like the moisture vaporators from Star Wars.
Title: Re: Outdoor dehumidifing wind turbine extracts pure drinking water from the air.
Post by: fred.greek on August 07, 2009, 07:30:09 PM
Background info on moisture condensors is summarized at:

http://sca21.wikia.com/wiki/Appropriate_Technology (http://sca21.wikia.com/wiki/Appropriate_Technology)

Title: Re: Outdoor dehumidifing wind turbine extracts pure drinking water from the air.
Post by: mangyhyena on August 05, 2012, 03:19:31 PM
That would work in humid conditions, but I wonder about arid regions.

Another option for humid areas is collecting water from dehumidifiers, then filtering/purifying the water before drinking.  A dehumidifier and a Berky, along with an alternative energy source like solar or wind, should also equal drinking water from air.
Title: Re: Outdoor dehumidifing wind turbine extracts pure drinking water from the air.
Post by: tamo42 on August 05, 2012, 03:46:33 PM
OP link is broken, but a very cool idea.