Water out of the air

Right next to the Panamericana Highway in Peru, 89.5 km south of Lima, the Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) set up a huge billboard. A billboard that generates drinking water out of the humidity of the air.

Lima is the second largest city in the world, to be located in a desert area (after Cairo, Egypt). The total amount of annual rainfall is very low. However, humidity rates in the area can reach up to 95%.

The billboard consists of 2 special filters: 1 air filter and 1 carbon filter. In between these filters, there is a condenser. The billboard captures the humidity out of the air, and passes the condensed water through the 2 filters, all the way down to a large water tank. At the bottom of the billboard is a tap.

The billboard was set up as a promotional stunt to attract new students for the next academic year.

To learn more about the project, check this video on YouTube.

  • Cor Pandelaar
    Posted at 08:18h, 15 April Reply

    Prima project onderzoek. Hoeveel is eigenlijk de produktie per dag?
    Groet Cor

    • max
      Posted at 00:57h, 17 April Reply

      Hoe lang het precies duurt, voordat de tank vol is, weet ik niet. Zal denk ik ook een beetje afhangen van de luchtvochtigheid op een bepaalde dag? Maar de tank heeft een inhoud van 96 liter.

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