Even though at the moment the issue of depletion of drinking water reserves does not rise too often, nevertheless fresh water is gradually coming to an end, so many companies are already engaged in creating solutions for “alternative” water extraction. One such company is the American company ZeroMassWater, which introduced a domestic system for obtaining water directly from the air.
At the core of the system are solar hydro-panels, which are externally almost indistinguishable from the standard solar cells, except that there are individual metal cavities beneath them. Solar hydro-panels with the help of fans exhaust the atmospheric air and drive it through a particular material inside which draws moisture out of the sky. After that, the received water enters the reservoir located under the hydro panels, where it is purified to a state close to distilled water. After that water is enriched with trace elements, and it becomes suitable for consumption. Also, there is a standard solar cell on the hydro panel, which provides the necessary energy for all internal parts. One installation from ZeroMassWater produces up to 5 liters of water daily.
However, if you are planning to buy such a setup, this will result in a tidy sum. One set from ZeroMassWater costs $ 2,000, and the installation will have to spend another $ 500. The first installations are already being tested in Lebanon, Ecuador, Jordan, the Philippines, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States. In January 2018, developers are planning to demonstrate the device to the public within the CES 2018, which will be held in Las Vegas.