This ingenious life saving invention by one of Eole’s scientists is most definitively newsworthy!
Solutions to water scarcity around the world must be a number one priority for countries in such desperate need and for countries who have the capability of assisting financially.
It would seem that finally someone has the solution!!!
Excerpts from Water Online article excluding photos, “Creating Drinking Water From Thin Air”, September 25, 2012, By Kevin Westerling, Editor: “
“…the same concept that produces air conditioner condensate could be a lifesaver to 150 million people without access to drinking water.
The vision comes from French inventor Marc Parent, who created a machine that pulls water from the air and makes it potable, using a windmill as the sole energy source. Parent patented the system and founded Eole Water to manufacture and market it. Now comes the hard part… As innovative and potentially important as the technology is, the cost of water per cubic meter must be competitive. That challenge will play out shortly, as the turbine, called the WMS1000 gets installed in Dubai, India by the end of 2012…
According to Eole Water executive Thibault Janin, interviewed recently by ABC News, the WMS1000 system needs very little maintenance and lasts 20 years. This will be coveted in arid remote regions and requires no water source. Eole Water is testing the invention in France and Abu Dhabi. The invention, if the company can get the economics to work, looks to be a promising solution to the water crisis.”
A prototype in Abu Dhabi already creates 62 litres of water an hour, and Eole hopes to sell turbines generating a thousand litres a day later this year.
Turning air into water, Uploaded by AFP on 6 Aug 2009. Marc Parent is breathing new life into the idea of extracting water from air by using wind energy. High up in the Haute-Provence mountains, he has created windmills which produce clean water gathered from the humidity in the air.
Eole Water has designed a revolutionary wind turbine, the WMS1000 which is able to create drinkable water only by using air. The turbine is fully self-sufficient, featuring the most eco-friendly water production system ever designed. Discover this turbine in operation.