TechnologyA U.S. patented proprietary product known as the WaterMaker®derives and produces healthy, purified drinking water from the "atmospheric air we breathe". It completes nature's distillation process, by capturing water vapour before it even touches the earth. It provides a localised source of pure water without any connection to pipes or catch basins. All that it requires is electricity or alternate sources of energy to condense, collect, filter and dispense crystal clear drinking water.
A new technology coming to this part of world for the first time, the WaterMaker uses refrigeration techniques optimized to condense water from air. Blower driven air is drawn into the system through an electrostatic filter. In the machine's exterior housing, a compressor circulates refrigerant through a coil array located in the path of the air providing a temperature differential between the air and coil surface, resulting in condensation.
The condensation is funneled into a holding tank. A level switch in the holding tank controls the water making cycle. Water is pump circulated in an ozone generating UV light chamber to kill bacteria and then through high and low density charcoal filters to remove solids and oxygenates. It is finally collected back in the holding tank. The water filtration cycle is both flow and time controlled. Water is dispensed by tap valve diversion.
The WaterMaker works most efficiently in warm areas with high humidity. Water generating capacities will vary according to these meteorological variables.
In an area approximately 2500 miles (4000 kms) north and south of the Equator, annual temperatures and relative humidity permit continuous, efficient operation of water production. These areas are where nearly 70% of the world's populations reside and where the world's most acute water crisis exist.
|Arsenic||< 0.01||0.01 max|
|Antimony||< 0.001||0.005 max|
|Lead||< 0.01||0.01 max|
|Mercury||< 0.001||0.001 max|
|Chromium||< 0.01||0.05 max|
|Cadmium||< 0.001||0.003 max|
|Iron||< 0.01||0.3 max|
|Selenium||< 0.01||0.01 max|
|Manganese||< 0.01||0.5 max|
|Barium||< 0.1||0.7 max|
|Boron||< 0.01||0.3 max|
|Molybdenum||< 0.01||0.07 max|
|Nickel||< 0.01||0.02 max|
|Aluminium||< 0.01||0.2 max|
|OTHER CHARACTERISTICS||WATERMAKER®||WHO GUIDELINES|
|Color||< 5||15 max|
|Turbidity||< 1||5 max|
|Total Dissolved Solids||1||1000 max|
|Total Alkalinity||< 1||-|
|Total hardness||< 1||-|
|Nitrate nitrogen||< 0.01||11.3 max|
|Tot. Aerobic Plate Count||110||-|
|Tot. Trihalomenthanes||< 0.005||0.1|
The following charts are representative of hundreds of independent laboratory test results. In all cases the water generated from a WaterMaker machine exceeded all international quality standards.
The WaterMaker concept is scaleable. Coil surface area and air-handling capacity largely determine the water making capacity. By placing individual WaterMaker machines in series, the capacity is multiplied. The smallest unit makes 25 litres a day, the largest has no limits. The system includes the water plant, filtration panel, holding tank and dispenser.
WaterMaker®is ideal for :
• Homes • Offices • Factories • Industries • Off shore platforms • Government Installations • Mines • Defence Forces
Portable WaterMakers operated with generators are ideal for work camps, expeditions, military bases and emergency relief, where electricity is not available. Large volume WaterMakers have been proposed for planned communities and resorts as well as for irrigation and reservoir maintenance purposes.