Water-Gen, an Israeli company, has built machines that are created specifically to harvest drinking water from air. The system makes use of the process of condensation, and the machines are designed to harvest as much condensation as possible.
The founder and co-CEO Arye Kohavi told Business Insider, “The target is to extract water from the air with minimum energy. We think our solution can solve the problem on the level of countries. It’s an immediate solution — governments don’t need to spend decades to make a big project.”
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The company has created three sizes of water generating machines, and each must be plugged into a power source. At a temperature of 80 degrees and 60% humidity, the biggest machine can yield around 825 gallons per day, the medium sized unit can produce 118 gallons per day, and the smallest—which can be used at home or at offices—can produce 4 gallons per day.
The company hopes to bring this technology to areas that don’t have drinkable tap water, and to warm and humid places.