A unique ‘Air to Water ATM’ has been installed in Delhi’s Connaught Place. Thanks to the city’s high humidity, it will make 500 litres of clean and safe drinking potable water from ordinary air every day.
This technology exists in other Western countries, but it is the first time that it’s been introduced in India by an Israeli company called Water-Gen.
The machine was inaugurated at the Charkha Park, opposite Regal building, by the Israeli Ambassador to India, Daniel Carmon, in the presence of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) officials on Thursday.
Curious to see how it worked, people queued up at Connaught Place to taste the free drinking water, reports Times of India.
During the dry season, the production of water will fall from 500 to 350 litres.
“The concept is one of a kind. Extraction from air to produce fresh drinking water is a big step. The machine traps the moisture in the air and passes it through different filters to clear out impurities. Then, the water vapour is condensed using a coolant. After the water vapour is condensed, minerals are added to produce water,” a senior NDMC official told TOI.
Using 1 kilowatt of energy, the water ATM can produce four litres of drinking water. The price of water will depend on the energy consumed. The machine is available in three sizes. The small unit can produce 30 litres of drinking water, the medium one can produce 450-500 litres, and a large one can produce 3000 litres per day.
Featured image courtesy: Water Gen