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Got Water?… “The WaterSeer” — This Wind-Powered Device Pulls 11 Gallons of Drinkable Water From the Air Each Day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 18:51
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(NaturalBlaze.com 10-11-16)

This an off the blog beat type of post, thanks to G for sending the link. I really connected with this one, for some reason. Check out the video at the bottom for visual details.

The only addition I might see is something like an air filter for dusty regions.

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This Wind-Powered Device Pulls 11 Gallons Of Drinkable Water From The Air Each Day

By Amanda Froelich

Whereas many individuals in developed nations often worry over catching their favorite television show, a constant stress for approximately 2.3 million people on the planet has to do with obtaining clean, drinking water. Fortunately, a solution to the latter conundrum has been presented, and it’s one that might ease generations of worry in locations where purified water is hard to come by.

The Water Seer collection device relies on simple condensation to collect drinkable water from the atmosphere and can provide up to 11 gallons of clean aqua each day without one external power source. Best of all, it can potentially run forever and does not create greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.

To ensure the device works, it’s planted six or more feet into the ground, then soil is packed around its metal neck. Inhabitat relays that the device holds a vertical wind turbine in which internal fan blades spin and draw in air into the subterranean chamber. Because the underground portion of the invention is cooled by the surrounding earth, water in the air drawn in by the turbine condenses and is collected in a sort of artificial reservoir. It’s from this well that people can draw clean, safe drinking water 24/7.
VICI-Labs is responsible for creating the game-changing device in collaboration with UC Berkley and the National Peace Corps Association. It didn’t take long for the IndieGoGo campaign to raise over $77,000. Apparently, many people are interested in seeing “orchards” of water collection devices in communities around the world.

VICI-Labs is responsible for creating the game-changing device in collaboration with UC Berkley and the National Peace Corps Association. It didn’t take long for the IndieGoGo campaign to raise over $77,000. Apparently, many people are interested in seeing “orchards” of water collection devices in communities around the world.

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In August 2016, the prototype for the Water Seer device was finalized. Once the IndieGoGo campaign closes, the National Peace Corps Association will conduct field tests on the invention. Hopefully, the Water Seer will be utilized as a possible solution for the millions of people who lack regular access to safe drinking water.

If every village had just a few Water Seer devices, enough water could be collected to ensure more than enough for all members. To make this vision a reality, the not-for-profit company will match U.S. purchases of each unit by donating a Water Seer collection device to those in developing countries or arid climates in need. Click here to learn more.

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  • This is a GREAT idea……unless there’s an all out thermo nuclear war with lots of radiation in the air !

  • When, and if they are in production, and real world data is available, they will sell well to the prepper community. The questions I have are what type of output would it have in high desert communities? It is one thing to get water out of the air in San Francisco, but quite another in a hot dry climate. If you could reliably get even a couple of gallons per day, that would be wonderful. How would freezing temperatures affect it? What about dust storms? If it becomes clogged with dust, or dirt, can you flush it out?
    Very interesting, and I am looking forward to more information.

  • Sounds great for humid regions – but probably not much use in desert regions.

    • P

      I recall reading an article recently (not sure which site) about just how much water there IS in the desert air! So it looks like you’ll be covered!

      • We often have humidity below 10% during the day, but at night it can be much more. We have quite a few below freezing days in the winter, and lots of dust storms. 100+ degrees, 10 % humidity, and 30-70 mph wind, is like walking into a convection oven. You can feel yourself dehydrate, and shrivel up. Wells have to be around 2500 feet before you have a reliable well. You don’t hand pump water up, even if you do have a well, which I don’t. This would literally be a life saver if the grid was down for an extended time, IF the real world data indicates even 2 gallons per day of water.

    • I’m guessing it’s the frigid regions that would cause a big problem for a system like that.

  • Impressive simplicity.

  • How do they keep bacteria out?

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