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November 12, 2012

GR8 Technology Produces Potable Water from 'Thin Air'

By Cheryl Kaften
TMCnet Contributor


Water, water everywhere – but not a drop to drink?

That’s no longer a problem, thanks to the patent-pending commercial Atmospheric Water Generators (AWG) produced by Port St. Lucie, Florida-based GR8 Water, Inc., a subsidiary of Water Technologies International, Inc.

According to GR8 Water, there is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3.4 quadrillion gallons of water in the Earth’s atmosphere at any given point in time, waiting to be converted into pure drinking water.

And now there’s a way to do it (see video).

GR8 Water has already received multiple purchase orders for its three-, five- and 10-ton AWGs from distributors in the Africa and Caribbean markets. These free-standing, industrial-size AWGs can produce up to 3,500 gallons of water daily by extracting moisture from the ambient air in the atmosphere using a technologically advanced system that relies on the natural process of condensation to transform air into water.

This water is then purified using a special ozonation process and UV filtration.

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What’s more, the units are eco-friendly, and energy- and cost-efficient. In the United States, GR8 Water Factories use a standard 110V outlet. In Europe, a 220V outlet is required. The GR8 Water Factory also can be used with solar, wind, and/or gas/diesel generators, which makes it possible to generate clean water during power outages.

The company says its GR8 Water Factory uses “a minimal amount of energy” to produce water. Although final cost will depend on the cost of energy at a given location, the average cost-per-gallon for clean water is three to five cents.

Installation of the free-standing units is not complicated. The GR8 Water Factory needs no plumbing, pipes, or water lines. Buyers can just plug in the unit and start producing and enjoying pure water right away.

These commercial atmospheric water generators are suitable for community, military, government, and institutional use and also can be fitted for mobile deployment. GR8 Water AWG for commercial use is also available in a dual-mode unit that provides as much as 150 tons of high-volume air conditioning during use.

As an option, the AWG can be outfitted with a computer system that constantly monitors the machine's functions from any location around the globe. The company sells residential models as well.

GR8 Water’s AWG's for the home and office can generate enough water for the average-size family each day without using an external water source, making about 10 gallons of clean water each day at 72 degrees Fahrenheit and 55 percent humidity.

Water Technologies Inc.'s CEO, William Scott Tudor, said, "We are seeing our request for proposals turn into purchase orders and the deposits are coming in right away. This is beyond proof of concept; we are employing our product line into the field with great results. The need for drinking water and the use of AWGs is taking hold. We now see that our proprietary atmospheric water generators are becoming a meaningful solution addressing the critical shortage of clean drinking water in developing countries as well as providing disaster relief."

Edited by Braden Becker

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