Israeli Company That Turns Air Into Water Scales Up

Getting clean drinking water is a problem many in the world face. (Photo: Reuters)

It may sound like the kind of magic you read from the Bible, or at best, a very sophisticated and complex magic trick, but one company based in Israeli has created a groundbreaking technology that can take plain air and turn it into clean drinking-quality water.

So what is this company? And of course, how are they doing it?

Turning air into water

The company in question is Rishon Lezion-based Watergen, an ambitious company established in 2009 that's tapping into atmospheric water to provide a solution for places and areas that are in need of safe and reliable drinking water.

Headed by Israeli-Georgian businessman and philanthropist Mikhael Mirilashvili, the company has recently decided to expand its energy-efficient, clean, and renewable water solution to reach around 2.1 billion people from all over the world that has no immediate access to clean drinking water if they need it.

In a post published by The Jerusalem Post, Mirilashvili said, "Our main target is to save and improve people's lives all around the world. We also aim to remove plastic from Earth, to reduce the global carbon footprint, and of course make our planet cleaner and safer."

As a result, the recent months saw the company making numerous donations to authorities in India, Vietnam, and Brazil. Furthermore, the company has also assisted during the 2018 California wildfires by providing clean drinking water to affected areas. The company also helped affected like Texas and Florida during the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The system

But how does the company's technology work?

Well, first and foremost, Watergen's built-in blower takes from the atmosphere and then places it into the system's atmospheric water generator. An air filter inside then cleans the air and removes any impurities and dust by which afterward, the air is sent to the GENius heat exchange and cooling process, where it is condensed into clean water.

Afterward, the water is then filtered for the second time and is then placed in a built-in reservoir where it continuously circulates to preserve its freshness. This machine is able to produce around 900 liters of water daily.

At the moment, the company's top priority of scaling up its production, in addition to its three other already existing facilities located in both Israel and the United States.

Per Mirilashvili, "Only this year, we are planning to build manufacturing facilities in Vietnam, India, China, Brazil, Hungary, and Ukraine."

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