BIOFUEL POWERED
EMERGENCY WATER GENERATOR

BASIC OPERATION

All air holds moisture in the form of humidity. Atmospheric water generators (AWGs) are able extract moisture from air by lowering air temperatures thus reducing the air's capacity to hold moisture. The moisture is then "condensed" into water, captured, purified then stored.

 

AWGs require power to operate, typically an electrical source that is not likely to be readily available during disaster scenarios.

 

In disasters, alternative sources of energy must be used to operate an AWG and such sources such as sunlight, wind, biofuel or others may be readily available on or very near disaster sites.

 

"The EWG could provide a new integrated tool for water and emergency energy operations that many global communities face each year."


Luke Spangenburg 
Director, Biofuels Centers of Excellence

Container

Use of modern shipping containers facilitates quick emergency deployment via land, air and/or sea. Containers are standardized, rugged and weather resistant--qualities that are  particularly important in hard to reach disaster areas where access may be impaired.

Humidity

Local ambient humidity conditions set parameters for quantity of water able to be condensed.

Fuel Unit

Generates electricity to operate all internal energy needs for AWG, filtration system, pumps, lights and water quality testing.

Atmospheric Water Generator

Employing the basic properties of air, the AWG condenses water from humidity by cooling air, thus reducing its ability to store moisture. Moisture can then be collected in the form of water, filtered and treated for pathogens and stored in an expandable bladder for distribution.

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