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AWGs from Drinkable Air

A company down in Florida makes these AWGs, Atmospheric Water Generators, that provide pure clean water from the humidity in the air. They come in sizes from producing 8 gallons daily to 1000s of gallons daily. I think they can even be designed to run on solar power.


FEMA should consider purchasing at least one unit to see how it easily it can be transported and set up for operation whenever and wherever the water source has been compromised.

Submitted by in Nov 2012

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  1. If I mmay ask you say that this company pulls water from the humidity in the air,..the air of what? An inclosed tank or just from the outside air of an area? Cause if one of their units is brought into an area and there are contaminents in the air then the water would also have these particals. Unless it either has an incredible filtration system for the water output or the air intake,unless the system has some sort of container that it taps the humidity from to acquire the water from. So how does their system work?
    in Jan 2013
  2. now your concerns are noteworthy do you not think such pollutants are usual some dust perhaps placing distiller inside would prevent such problems bringing in water is expensive and bottled water leaches bpa and other cancer causing chemicals since many disasters are at sea coasts a very humid place will like pure water without cancer chemicals please !!!
    in Mar 2013
  3. AWGs condensate the water and the pollution in the air is not a part of this process. Look up condensation on the US Geological website. It is the same process as distilling water without the boiling. Instead the AWG uses temperature change to create condensation (changing water from a gas form-humidity, to a liquid form-water) Think of a cold bottle of beer on a hot day....what happens-the bottle sweats.
    This seems like a perfect solution to shipping, storing, and the waste involved with the way we handle these disasters now.....send in bottled water. And these products are Made in the USA-finally creating jobs here
    in Jul 2013
  4. If these units could be combined with a self-contained power source, this seems like a great solution to providing safe, clean drinking water following a disaster. What is the purification system being used?
    in Jul 2013
    1. The website states it uses the EviroGuard system that is patented. This puts ozone into the water that kills all bacteria and viruses and keeps the lines clean. They also add minerals to the water. I also see they have a unit that was tested by Southern Univesity and their Home and Office unit is in Dentistry Today because of the pure water.
      in Jul 2013
  5. A device capable of pulling a thousand gallons of water per day from the air would be the size of a large freight train (not just a freight car, but a many car train).

    In a cold and/or dry area, the process cannot produce a significant amount of water.

    In a hot and humid area, it might be possible to obtain a usable amount of water -- but it would be far cheaper (and simpler!) to ship in the needed quantity of water.
    in Jul 2013
  6. The NIMS document will be reviewed on a 2-year cycle and revised to incorporate new Presidential directives, legislative changes, and procedural changes based on lessons learned from exercises, actual incidents, and planned events. Proposed changes to NIMS will be submitted to the NIC for consideration, approval, and publication.

    The Secretary is responsible for publishing revisions and modifications to NIMS-related documents, including supplementary standards, procedures, and other materials, and will do so with regular consultation with other Federal departments and agencies and State and local governments.

    The NIC will work with appropriate standards development organizations (SDOs) to ensure the adoption of common national standards and credentialing systems that are compatible and aligned with the implementation of NIMS. Identification, adoption, and development of common standards and credentialing programs include the following:Coordinating the establishment of technical and technology standards for NIMS users in concert with the DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology and recognized SDOs.
    in Jul 2013
  7. to n4aof- if you google "Atmospheric Water Generators" you will see that this technology is available and would not need to be anywhere near the size you have stated. I have seen AWGs the size of industrial AC units. However, it is true their efficiency drops in low-humidity conditions.
    in Jul 2013
  8. As NIMS and its related emergency management and incident response systems evolve, emergency management/response personnel will increasingly rely on technology and systems to implement and continuously refine NIMS. The NIC, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, oversees and coordinates the ongoing development of incident management-related technology, including strategic research and development. R&D planning will be based on the operational needs of the entire range of NIMS users. These needs represent key inputs as the Nation formulates its R&D agenda for developing new and improved incident management capabilities. Since operational needs may exceed the resources available for research to address them, these needs must be validated, integrated, and prioritized. DHS is responsible for integrating user needs at all levels into the national R&D agenda.
    in Jul 2013
  9. Clearly this Drinkable Air Unit and also their larger A/C drinkable air combination units can be applied to alleviate numerous global issues related to bacteria free water and lowering associate costs.
    in Jul 2014
  10. Why should FEMA buy them when individuals can make their own?

    "Atmospheric Water Generator" http://bit.ly/1tDo501 #OKready #OKstrong
    in Aug 2014

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