Clean water has become one of the big challenge in today’s world where the extent of pollution are increasing at much rapid rate.
To cope up with the increasing rate of pollution of atmosphere and ultimately affecting water various water cleaning techniques are formed which can help for clean supply of water.
A new device has been developed by VICI-Labs, is collaborating with UC Berkeley and also The National Peace Corps Association.
It is aiming to provide a sustainable source for the clean and safe water for millions without a reliable water supply. In the developed world, where most of the houses and businesses are already having ready access for the clean water.
Worries with Polluted Water and Solutions:
We quite not have to worry about most of the waterborne disease or dehydration or ability to wash ourselves, our clothes or our cleaning utensils.
Yet these worries are quite real for millions around the world, who are not having a reliable source of clean water. WaterSeer could also be helping further in alleviating some of those water poverty issues.
WaterSeer is kind of relatively simpler device which is designed to be operated without any kind of external power input.
It can even be operated without the need of any costly chemicals or even maintenance. It can pull moisture from thin air and condensing the same into water while using temperature difference between the above-ground turbine and collection chamber installed six feet underground.
Portable water then can be delivered to the surface for further use via simple pump and hose. This device is capable of producing up to 11 gallons per day, even in arid regions. This WaterSeer will only be priced at $134.
Previous solutions which were implemented were using great deal of energy which was usually in the form of diesel-powered compressors and evaporators.
They basically were big air conditioners. Some of them were using powerful and dangerous chemicals which can damage the immediate environment.
Technical Details of WaterSeer:
They are also quite difficult to move while requiring higher technical skills for its operation and even expensive for operating and maintenance.
WaterSeer is not using power or chemicals of any kind. It is thus non-polluting and its simple construction is inexpensive and maintenance free.
Above the ground turbine is spinning in the breeze while turning the internal blade fans and sending air further down into the condensation chamber.
Here the air is naturally cooled by means of surrounding earth and is causing water vapour to condense into liquid water which flows into the below reservoir.
Current model of WaterSeer which is based upon the first unit developed and further tested at the UC Berkeley Gill Tract Farm this spring will further be field tested.
This will be done in collaboration with the National Peace Corps Association over the next 6 months. It is done basically with the intent of shipping the finalised design within next year.
Team is currently seeking crowdfunding for underwriting the field testing and also generating pre-orders which will be fuelling the WaterSeer ‘buy one give one’ model.
This will see a device go to a family in the developing world for each one being purchased. Backers at the $134 level will also be able to reserve a WaterSeer unit on their own. It will be fulfilled once the production begins.