Water Harvester using AWG technology


water harvester system - stand alone atmospheric water generator

Stand Alone Atmospheric Water Generation


awg at remote station

Atmospheric Water Generation installed at remote station


water harvesting module

Water Harvesting Module


Water Harvester - Atmospheric Water Generator (AWG)- standalone system to wring water out of the air anywhere in the world! No matter whether you are in the North Pole, in the grasslands or in the midst of Gobi Desert, you will be able to tap water from the air. The tapped water is sansitized, filtered and being made safe for drinking. Water Harvester is designed for the water-constraint world as it could be expanded from an elevated area so you do not have to sacrifice cutting up of your crop land in order to build water harvesters. Self-contained power generation enabled to help being located at remote areas where neither water source (river) nor electric grid is available. Can also be adapted for remote agricultural activities far off from the cities.


Designed to be used as a stand-alone water generator, it is even possible to harvest water in areas that is known to have low humidity. The day time humidity of the Gobi Desert is about 35% and it increase to 50% at night. So it is viable to tap water from the air in the day time if the temperature is not too high and at night (early morning hours) when the temperature reaches 15 degrees Celsius. This water harvester design comes with solar panels to help generate power to run atmospheric water generation (awg) - it normaly generates more than enough power to run the AWG tweleve hours a day. The atmospheric water generation system allows for more solar panel panels to be attached as a tier ring system.

The water harvester using awg technologies is not new but it does use some of the new materials to collect water from the air through condensation. Civilizations have been collecting water from the air for at least 2,000 years - with air barriers and mats holding up to morning air. In these modern days, it is still use to collect water from the morning dew and fog in hilly places in Chile and the Middle East. However, such methods are not scalable and they also have to depend on the weather. Fog fences (fishing net) use a technique called fog harvesting to collect water from the densely humidified fog – in coastal areas and hilly mounts. The present water harvester also captures its water from the humidified morning air and it continues to harvest water even in the hot afternoon but with a decrease in efficiency. It also use modern day materials like nano-hydrophilic polymer membrane to increase its efficiency in capturing water from the atmosphere. It is powered by solar panels.


This standalone water harvester (AWG) is the answer to the water hungry world. It is especially useful in remote areas where there is little rain and no electricity available. Standalone unit can be scaled up to cover a large area with little cost – also capable of supplying remote small towns with water for their everyday use. Water Harvester is also useful for agriculture activities remote from urban centres where water is scarce - especially good for dry land or region with no rainfall for prolong periods.


Scaled-up water harvesters must be the first to be installed in any new development area as water is essential for any form of work. In the development of food security regions, the availability of water sources is the utmost of importance. However, it is often the rule that before anything can be done there must be a way to channel water to the region often by way of putting up piping. But this is costly and before you can see these infrastructures put in place, a lot of planning needs to be done. Furthermore, it often put constraints to the existing water supply system. Met with dry weather, the whole planning system will have to go to the planning board again. Time will be lost. So it goes to be smart to first bring water to any project site before the work proper begins.


It is also a good practice to make installation of water harvester mandatory for newly built houses. By doing that you will have water and electricity on tap and it would also be easier for the town planners to better plan for any expansions. Further to that it would be a blessing if an underground reservoir be installed in every house just so that there will be available water in case of a breakdown of the municipal water treatment plant. Dry weather, which we will have to face more often due to global warming will not have to make us suffer as we will then have a larger capacity for our water treatment plant. Something like we save during the good times.


From this design you can see that the atmospheric water generation modules are set on a pole and some distance but anchored from the ground - they can also be lowered through an electric hoisting gear for maintenance. As there is always electric power available as long as the sun shines, IoT devices can be installed to run the system remotely. There is also a reason that the AWG/solar panel is hung from a pole - as it would be a hassle to steal it. There is also another reason that it is hung from a pole - it would not require to remove all the vegetations down below which will mean that it will be a green project. Furthermore, agricultural areas will find this system useful because it will not require the clearing of the land and yet able to provide both electricity and water. As we are aware that agriculture takes up at least fourty percent of our water supply, having an AWG system will help us not to be water stressed. The benefits of this AWG includes not having to build up the infrastructures like water pipes and electric grids - another green feature that we have to take note in these times of climate change.


The production of clean drinking water from the air (AWG) is one of the most innovative water harvesting solutions available now - really meaningful in these days of unpredictable rainfall in the world. Within the near term, it is believed that 55% of the world's population will live in areas without access to clean and safe drinking water - what more with 30% of the world's land mass experiencing desert conditions! Although water harvesting through AWG is not new, it will nevertheless help us to be less water stressed - and that is a good thing as more and more people are finding themselves settling in urban areas where getting enough water is a problem. Then we should not forget that we have to produce enough of food which gulps up a large amount of water. Water is that thing that people will go to war - which is already happening near the river Nile. The Water Harvester via AWG designed by Patentagentip Engineers is therefore a step towards relieving us from being highly water stressed society.


water from the atmosphere for use in irrigation

Water tapped from atmosphere use for irrigation of dry areas

inland aquaculture

Inland Fish Farming

fish farm factory

Fish Farming Factory

aquaponics

Aquaponics


Sea fish is getting very toxic!

How is it so? Well there are two main reasons why sea products are getting toxic - sea fish has high amount of radiotoxic and microplastics.

How does it get radiotoxic? Well, you have heard of the irresponsible Japanese government discharging Fukushima radioactive waste into the South China Sea and Pacific Ocean – at a continuous basis. That is why it is not safe to consume sea products that are harvested in the South China Sea – maybe it is safe to consume fish caught in the Bay of Japan! Because of that there is an urgent need to expand on inland fish farming and aquaponics (might also be underground type), especially for China where most of its fish is caught around the world. Inland fish farming requires a lot of water and if it does not come from the rain, then you will need an alternative. That alternative is through water harvesting from the atmosphere using atmospheric water generation – AWG as pioneered by Patentagentip. AWG is a standalone device that generates water from the sunlight energy trapped via solar panels. The water is then made to condense from the atmosphere onto a special high tech material that will help collect the condensed water. Although water generated through the AWG system is not in large amount, it is sufficient to help power the fish farm’s requirement for water. Additionally, the waste water could be recycled via water vapour condensation using the sun’s heat which makes it into a circular ecosystem. AWG is especially encouraged in areas that constantly experienced drought – and also interior hilly villages that do not have water supply.

Microplastics

Where do you get microplastics?

1. You have plenty of plastic waste being washed to the sea – and when they rot into tiny microplastics that saturates the sea water, taken in by the sea products on a continuous basis which will finally find its way into our stomach!

2. From something that you least expect – microplastics dissolved away from our synthetic clothings while they are being washed through our so convenient washing machine – that also on a continuous basis! Yes, this was found from research and is a troubling thought because we have been using plastic materials for most of our cool clothings!


Let us harvest water

"The capacity of a population to safeguard sustainable access to adequate quantities of acceptable quality water for sustaining livelihoods, human well-being, and socio-economic development, for ensuring protection against water-borne pollution and water-related disasters, and for preserving ecosystems in a climate of peace and political stability." This is the definition proposed by UN-Water to serve as a starting point for dialogue in the UN system.

A 2006 United Nations report estimated that as much as 20 percent of the world's population doesn't have access to clean drinking water. This leads us to wonder: If we need it so badly, why can't we just make it? Yes, we can – just put a spark to a mixture of hydrogen and oxygen and you will get an explosion and water. But of course it is dangerous and till this day, no one with a sound mind would want to propose doing it.

There are more than 326 million trillion gallons of water on Earth. Less than three percent of all this water is fresh water and of that amount, more than two-thirds is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. The rest is found in the sea which we could not harness it without spending a lot of energy to process it.

What about the atmosphere?

Well, there are an estimated 37.5 million billion gallons of water in the invisible vapour phase. This is enough water to cover the entire surface of the Earth (land and ocean) with one inch of rain. And that is where mankind should find its way to get at the water. Getting water from the atmosphere is not new. Early Peruvian (1,400 years ago) did use a water harvesting method to harvest water from the atmosphere- they did it by laying mesh cloths over the mountains where the water vapour is trapped in the morning hours. People still do this to this day, especially in remote mountainous areas.

harvesting water from fog in the mountains of Peru

Early Peruvian Fog Harvesting in the mountains

Another way of harvesting water from the atmosphere is through an AWG (atmospheric water generation) system. This method is getting popular by the day because we are really stressed by the large areas of the earth that is facing drought brought about by climatic change and weather unpredictability. Our future will depend on this method to create water for:

Since it is critical for people to have access to water, let us help harvest water for :

Desert Land

dry desert land

Desert areas which covers one fifth of the earth is in dire need of water - its revival is critical for mankind's seven billion population's survival.

The Sahara desert is growing at a rate of 10% a year and so are others – this because of drying weather brought about by climatic change. And mankind has no answer as to how to reverse it except for some limited success in China. The main issue is water – the lack of rain in these areas results in soil erosion. Barren land deprives mankind of a comfortable abode and we can see that in years ahead, mankind will find themselves squeezed within the urban centres as the world’s population reached 9 billion in 2045. With climatic change, we would expect to see rain falling in the wrong place, likely be into the oceans. Perhaps we could depend on sea water filtration to satisfy our quest for water but for the interior regions where there is no river or lakes, then another method got to be found to help create water to revive these dry areas to help sustain habitation. The answer is to create water from the atmosphere with the help of the sun – it is sustainable as long as there is sunshine.

desert water station for man and his camels

Desert water stations where you get fresh water to drink - brought to you round the clock by solar energy


Hilly Land

chinese hill village

Chinese Hill Village - have been facing extreme weathers for all this while.

water harvested for gardening

Atmospheric water for gardening


hill tribe will get a better existence with atmospheric water generation device

Hill tribes enjoying a better life with the help of atmospheric water generation device fitted in their compound


Hilly land as we know it is a place where it is difficult to retain water from rain. When there is rain, the water rapidly drains away due to gravity. And indeed it is difficult to in-habitat hilly regions. Even as difficult as it is, there are hilly regions that support habitations like in those regions of rural China – you could say there is no other choice as the people are very poor. But habitat they do and they even manage to grow some crops to support their daily needs – even with very little water to speak off. Furthermore it would not be viable to supply water to these hilly regions because it is not heavily populated. Still they manage to survive with that little bit of rain water which they had to capture by using primeval methods. Another way is for them to dig deep into the ground to tap underground water and indeed deep wells are often found in these regions. But there is now technology – by using water trapping methods from the atmosphere. Still there is a cost to it and unless it is subsidised by the government, the hill habitants will hesitate to use it. Perhaps there could be a charity body to also help them install the atmospheric water generation devices – it should be noted that if you give people water, then they would be able to grow food crops and even rear fish for their meat – a great way to help these disadvantage people, be it wherever they are habituated.


Agricultural land

agricultural land

Agricultural lands takes out three quarters of our clean water supply.

Inland agricultural lands are having a tough time getting enough water to irrigate its crops. There is a fight between the farmers and the people who resides in the region – and the fight is on getting enough of the water, which is mostly derived from underground aquifers. And to make it worse, there has been a decrease of rainfall due to a changing climate which makes it impossible to replenish the underground water. The fight happens in Europe, America, South America, India and Africa and is beginning to affect other regions which are also suffering from dry weather. Furthermore, as more agriculture areas are catering to supply animal meat production, it goes to figure that it is no more sustainable to undertake planting of food crops because water will ultimately go to animal breeding. Animal breeding increase the amount of methane given out to the atmosphere which inevitably goes to increase the atmospheric temperature giving rise to greenhouse effect. So we would have to have a plan to bring in water to these agricultural areas otherwise we will see a fight between the inhabitants and the farmers. Water war may soon manifest itself if we do not have a plan to create water – we could tap the water from the atmosphere which we have forgotten all this while.


Urban Areas

urban areas

Urban areas in need of every drop of water.

Urban areas are fighting a loosing war in that it is constantly facing water stressed - you can't keep up increasing water reservoir area to help supply enough water for the urbanites. A population growing too fast where there is very little planning - particularly water stressed as drier weather comes by. An answer would be to fit atmospheric water generation sets on top of roof tops (or solar shingles with awg) which will help capture water on a twenty four hour basis with electricity to boot. How else can you solve the problem - too many residents depend on the public water supply.



Patentagentip's Water Harvesting system is a patented technology. Licensing is available.

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