Atmospheric Water Generator
Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) are an emerging technology used for onsite water production through humidity condensation. This technology explores the possibility of using a dehumidification system run by solar thermal energy to 1) pre-treat feed air stream for air conditioning units and reduce latent heat, consequently reducing electrical power consumption and 2) condense atmospheric moisture and use it as an additional renewable source of water. The technology is focused on giving potable water to those who lack freshwater during emergency situations.
(Ability to Shift Load?)
(Increase Ability to Produce Clean Energy)
Increases Water Supply
Several Pilot Studies
How Does It Work
AWG devices pull in air, filtering out particulates.
Air is cooled past the dew point of water, resulting in condensation of humidity.
Condensed water is collected and filtered for potable uses.